Michael Lonsdale

Michael Lonsdale

  • Born on
    • May 24th, 1931
  • Died on
    • September 21st, 2020
Michael Lonsdale (May 24, 1931 – September 21, 2020), sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale, was 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 was bilingual and is in demand for English-language and French productions. He was 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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Acting (51 Credits)

2016The First, the Last as Jean-Berchmans
2014Maestro as Cedric Rovère
2012Gebo and the Shadow as Gebo
2011Free Men as Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit
2011Titeuf: The Movie as Le Psy
2010Of Gods and Men as Luc
2009Agora as Theon
2007Heartbeat Detector as Mathias Jüst
2007The Last Mistress as le vicomte Prony
2007Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure as Bartleby (Stimme franz. Fassung)
2007To Each His Own Cinema
2006Goya's Ghosts as Inquisitor General
2005Le parfum de la dame en noir as Le professeur Stangerson
2005Munich as Papa
2004Under a False Name as David
2004Five Times Two as Bernard
2003Kaena: The Prophecy as Opaz (voice: French version)
2003The Mystery of the Yellow Room as Stangerson
1998Ronin as Jean-Pierre
1995Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud as Dollabella
1995Jefferson in Paris as Louis XVI
1993The Remains of the Day as Dupont D'Ivry
1991My Life Is Hell as Gabriel
1986The Name of the Rose as The Abbot
1985The Holcroft Covenant as Ernst Manfredi
1983Eréndira as Senator Onésimo Sanchez
1982Enigma as Bodley
1982Smiley's People as Anton Grigoriev
1981The Bunker as Martin Bormann
1981Chariots of Fire as Garth Jones
1981The Bunker as Martin Bormann
1979Moonraker as Hugo Drax
1979The Passage as Renoudot
1976Mr. Klein as Pierre
1975Special Section as Pierre Pucheu - le ministre de l'intérieur
1975India Song as Le Vice-Consul de Lahore
1975The Track as David Sutter
1975The Romantic Englishwoman as Swan
1975Galileo as Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII)
1974Stavisky as Docteur Mézy
1974Successive Slidings of Pleasure as The Judge
1974The Phantom of Liberty as Le chapelier
1973The Day of the Jackal as Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel
1972Cops Is Cops as Le commissaire Lucas
1971Murmur of the Heart as Father Henri
1971Out 1 as Thomas
1969Hibernatus as Edouard Loriebat
1968Stolen Kisses as Georges Tabard
1968The Bride Wore Black as Morane
1966Is Paris Burning? as Debu-Bridel (uncredited)
1962The Trial as Priest

Himself (1 Credits)

2000Actors as Self


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