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Michael Lonsdale

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Michael Lonsdale (born May 24, 1931), sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale, is a French actor who has appeared in over 180 films and television shows. Lonsdale was raised by an Irish mother and an English father, initially in London and on Jersey, and later during the Second World War in Casablanca, Morocco. He moved to Paris to study painting in 1947 but was drawn in to the world of acting instead, first appearing on stage at the age of 24. Lonsdale is bilingual and is in demand for English-language and French productions. He is best known in the English-speaking world for his roles as the villainous Sir Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond film, Moonraker, the astute French detective Lebel in The Day of the Jackal, and M Dupont d'Ivry in The Remains of the Day. On 25 February 2011, he won a Caesar award, his first, as a best supporting actor in Of Gods and Men. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Lonsdale, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 24, 1931 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Les portes claquent 1960-12-21
Latest Project:
Movie Les Filles au Moyen-Âge 2016-01-27
Known For
Poster of The Last Mistress
Poster of Team Antonsen
Poster of Hibernatus
Poster of The Bride Wore Black
Movie Les Filles au Moyen-Âge Daniel 2016-01-27
Series Signal David 2016-01-22
Movie The First, the Last Jean-Berchmans 2016-01-27
Movie Maestro Cedric Rovère 2014-07-23
Movie Le Renard jaune 2013-06-26
Movie Gebo and the Shadow Gebo 2012-01-01
Movie Free Men Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit 2011-09-28
Movie Titeuf Le Psy 2011-04-06
Movie The Cardboard Village 2011-09-06
Series En audition avec Simon Jean 2010-03-15
Movie Of Gods and Men Luc 2010-05-18
Movie Agora Theon 2009-05-17
Movie You'll Miss Me Max 2009-06-10
Movie Heartbeat Detector Mathias Jüst 2007-09-12
Movie Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure Bartleby (Stimme franz. Fassung) 2007-01-01
Movie To Each His Own Cinema 2007-05-19
Movie The Last Mistress le vicomte Prony 2007-05-30
Movie Five Times Two Bernard 2005-01-29
Series Sint Hubertusberg Robert 2005-03-04
Movie Munich Papa 2005-12-23
Movie Invisible Le gardien 2005-06-15
Movie The Perfume Of The Lady In Black Le professeur Stangerson 2005-09-14
Movie Adieu Serge 2004-09-08
Series Team Antonsen Gabriel 2004-01-07
Series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Georges Tabard 2004-11-19
Movie The Mystery of the Yellow Room Stangerson 2003-06-11
Movie Le Furet Don Salvadore 2003-10-29
Movie Dead Heat Anton Grigoriev 2002-07-23
Movie Actors lui-même 2000-04-05
Movie Don Juan Don Luis 1998-04-28
Movie Ronin Jean-Pierre 1998-09-25
Movie Let There Be Light! Monseigneur Loublié 1998-07-08
Movie Mauvais Genre Honoré de Balzac 1997-05-27
Movie Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud Dollabella 1996-04-12
Movie Jefferson in Paris Louis XVI 1995-03-31
Series Wimzie's House Le juge Souftries 1995-03-04
Series New York News Opaz (voice: French version) 1995-09-28
Movie Dieu sait quoi Narrator 1994-01-01
Movie The Remains of the Day Dupont D'Ivry 1993-11-05
Movie Souvenir Xavier Lorion 1989-01-06
Series A Bit of Fry and Laurie The Abbot 1989-01-13
Series Baywatch Inspecteur Bertrand 1989-04-23
Movie The Tribulations of Balthazar Kober 1988-12-26
Movie Der Madonna-Mann Tanzmann 1987-10-01
Movie The Holcroft Covenant Ernst Manfredi 1985-09-20
Movie The Insomniac on the Bridge Antonie 1985-10-02
Movie Good King Dagobert Saint Eloi 1984-08-22
Movie Erendira Senator Onésimo Sanchez 1983-06-01
Series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Bodley 1983-11-11
Movie Sweet Inquest on Violence 1982-06-04
Movie Smiley's People Anton Grigoriev 1982-09-20
Movie The Bunker Martin Bormann 1981-01-27
Movie The Games of Countess Dolingen Bertrand Haines-Pearson 1981-09-01
Movie Chariots of Fire Garth Jones 1981-05-15
Movie The Passage Renoudot 1979-03-09
Movie Moonraker Hugo Drax 1979-06-26
Movie The Left-Handed Woman 1978-05-25
Movie Le diable dans la boîte 1977-04-19
Movie A Dirty Story Himself 1977-11-09
Movie The Accuser Abéraud 1977-09-07
Movie Les oeufs brouillés 1976-03-30
Movie Mr. Klein Pierre 1976-05-08
Movie Son Nom de Venise dans Calcutta Désert Récitant / Narrator (voice) 1976-06-02
Movie Bartleby L'Huissier 1976-12-16
Movie A Whale That Had a Toothache 1975-04-15
Movie Aloïse le médecin 1975-04-02
Movie The Track David Sutter 1975-01-01
Movie Galileo Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII) 1975-01-27
Movie Special Section Pierre Pucheu - le ministre de l'intérieur 1975-04-23
Movie The Pink Telephone Morrison 1975-10-15
Movie India Song Le vice-consul de Lahore 1975-06-04
Movie Mad Enough to Kill Stephane Mostri 1975-08-20
Movie The Romantic Englishwoman Swan 1975-06-11
Movie Stavisky... Docteur Mézy 1974-05-15
Movie Successive Slidings of Pleasure The Judge (as Michel Lonsdale) 1974-03-07
Movie Caravan to Vaccarès Duc de Croyter (as Michel Lonsdale) 1974-08-08
Movie The Phantom of Liberty le chapelier 1974-09-10
Movie No Pockets in a Shroud Raymond 1974-10-25
Movie The Day of the Jackal Lebel 1973-05-15
Movie Out 1: Spectre Thomas 1972-01-01
Movie There Once Was a Cop Le commissaire Lucas 1972-02-11
Movie Papa the Little Boats 1971-04-22
Movie Murmur of the Heart Father Henri 1971-04-27
Movie Out 1 Thomas 1971-10-09
Movie Spring L'homme qui fuit 1971-10-27
Movie Destroy, She Said Stein 1969-01-01
Movie The Nail Clippers Le mari 1969-01-08
Movie Hibernatus Edouard Loriebat 1969-09-10
Movie The Bride Wore Black Morane 1968-04-17
Movie The Big Wash Delaroche 1968-11-12
Movie Is Paris Burning? Jacques Debu-Bridel 1966-10-26
Movie Your Money or Your Life Le conférencier au club des timides 1966-04-26
Movie The Buddies Lamendin 1965-01-15
Movie Hail! Mafia 1965-08-10
Movie Jaloux comme un tigre un autre homme en voiture 1964-06-16
Movie Les petites demoiselles 1964-07-14
Movie Adorable Liar Albert 1962-02-02
Movie Le Crime ne paie pas Acteur 1962-07-06
Movie Snobs Charles Dufaut 1962-09-05
Series The Defenders Inquisitor General 1961-09-16
Movie Les portes claquent Georges 1960-12-21