Biography

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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.

​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 130

Birthday 1931-05-24

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Also Known As

  • Michel Lonsdale

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Bazin's Film as Narrator
2016 The First, the Last as Jean-Berchmans
2016 Les Filles au Moyen-Âge as Daniel
2014 J.R.R. Tolkien: Designer of Worlds
2014 N: The Madness Of Reason as Narrator
2014 Maestro as Cedric Rovère
2013 Le Renard jaune
2012 Gebo and the Shadow as Gebo
2011 Veilleurs dans la nuit - Une journée monastique à l'Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux as Narrateur
2011 Free Men as Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit
2011 The Cardboard Village
2011 Hitler in Hollywood as Michael Lonsdale
2011 Titeuf as Le Psy
2010 Of Gods and Men as Luc
2009 You'll Miss Me as Max
2009 Agora as Theon
2007 Heartbeat Detector as Mathias Jüst
2007 Le Vivarium
2007 The Last Mistress as le vicomte Prony
2007 To Each His Own Cinema
2007 Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure as Bartleby (Stimme franz. Fassung)
2006 Goya's Ghosts as Inquisitor General
2005 Munich as Papa
2005 Gentille as Jean
2005 Bye Bye Blackbird as Robert
2005 The Perfume Of The Lady In Black as Le professeur Stangerson
2005 Invisible as Le gardien
2004 Under a False Name as David
2004 Adieu as Serge
2004 Five Times Two as Bernard
2003 Le Furet as Don Salvadore
2003 The Mystery of the Yellow Room as Stangerson
2003 Kaena: The Prophecy as Opaz (voice: French version)
2001 Those Facing Us as Mikaël
2000 Actors as lui-même
1998 Ronin as Jean-Pierre
1998 Let There Be Light! as Monseigneur Loublié
1998 Don Juan as Don Luis
1997 Mauvais Genre as Honoré de Balzac
1997 Bruit d'amour et de guerre
1996 Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud as Dollabella
1996 La Plante Humaine
1995 Jefferson in Paris as Louis XVI
1994 Dieu sait quoi as Narrator
1993 The Remains of the Day as Dupont D'Ivry
1993 L'ordre du jour as Stark
1991 My Life Is Hell as Gabriel
1989 Souvenir as Xavier Lorion
1989 Cela s'appelle l'amour
1988 The Tribulations of Balthazar Kober
1987 Der Madonna-Mann as Tanzmann
1986 The Name of the Rose as The Abbot
1986 L'air d'aimer
1985 The Insomniac on the Bridge as Antonie
1985 The Holcroft Covenant as Ernst Manfredi
1984 Good King Dagobert as Saint Eloi
1984 The Colour of Words as Himself
1984 The Judge as Le docteur
1983 Erendira as Senator Onésimo Sanchez
1983 Enigma as Bodley
1982 Smiley's People(6 episodes) as Anton Grigoriev
1982 Smiley's People(3 episodes)
1982 Sweet Inquest on Violence
1982 Chronopolis as Narrator
1981 The Games of Countess Dolingen as Bertrand Haines-Pearson
1981 Chariots of Fire as Garth Jones
1981 Seuls
1981 The Bunker as Martin Bormann
1979 Moonraker as Hugo Drax
1979 The Passage as Renoudot
1978 The Left-Handed Woman
1978 The Risk of Living as narrator
1977 A Dirty Story as Himself
1977 The Accuser as Abéraud
1977 Le diable dans la boîte
1976 Bartleby as L'Huissier
1976 Son Nom de Venise dans Calcutta Désert as Récitant / Narrator (voice)
1976 Mr. Klein as Pierre
1976 Les oeufs brouillés
1975 The Pink Telephone as Morrison
1975 Mad Enough to Kill as Stephane Mostri
1975 The Romantic Englishwoman as Swan
1975 India Song as Le vice-consul de Lahore
1975 Special Section as Pierre Pucheu - le ministre de l'intérieur
1975 A Whale That Had a Toothache
1975 Aloïse as le médecin
1975 Galileo as Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII)
1975 The Track as David Sutter
1974 Les Suspects as Le juge Souftries
1974 The Truth About the Imaginary Passion of an Unknown as Le reporter TV / Ponce Pilate
1974 No Pockets in a Shroud as Raymond
1974 The Phantom of Liberty as le chapelier
1974 Caravan to Vaccarès as Duc de Croyter (as Michel Lonsdale)
1974 Stavisky... as Docteur Mézy
1974 Successive Slidings of Pleasure as The Judge (as Michel Lonsdale)
1974 Film sur Hans Bellmer as Narrator
1973 Les Grands Sentiments Font les Bons Gueuletons
1973 Autumn as Julien, le réalisateur
1973 The Day of the Jackal as Lebel
1972 There Once Was a Cop as Le commissaire Lucas
1972 Out 1: Spectre as Thomas
1972 Chut ! as Sergel
1971 Spring as L'homme qui fuit
1971 Out 1 as Thomas
1971 Law Breakers as Inspecteur Bertrand
1971 Murmur of the Heart as Father Henri
1971 Papa the Little Boats
1971 Jaune le soleil as Un juif
1969 Winter as Julien & Marc
1969 Hibernatus as Edouard Loriebat
1969 The Nail Clippers as Le mari
1969 Destroy, She Said as Stein
1968 Le Tiroir secret(1 episode) as Philippe Jolivet
1968 The Big Wash as Delaroche
1968 Stolen Kisses as Georges Tabard
1968 The Bride Wore Black as Morane
1968 Concerto for an Exile as Un acteur au théâtre
1966 Is Paris Burning? as Jacques Debu-Bridel
1966 The Authentic Trial of Carl Emmanuel Jung as Defense
1966 Your Money or Your Life as Le conférencier au club des timides
1965 Hail! Mafia
1965 The Ghostly Rental as Kernan
1965 The Buddies as Lamendin
1964 Les petites demoiselles
1964 Jaloux comme un tigre as un autre homme en voiture
1962 The Trial as Priest
1962 Snobs as Charles Dufaut
1962 The Denunciation as Mercier
1962 Le Crime ne paie pas as Acteur
1962 Adorable Liar as Albert
1960 Les portes claquent as Georges

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