Michael Lonsdale

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Michael Lonsdale
Michael Lonsdale par Claude Truong-Ngoc avril 2013.jpg
Michael Lonsdale in 2013
Born (1931-05-24) 24 May 1931 (age 88)
Other namesMichel Lonsdale
OccupationActor
Years active1956–present

Michael Lonsdale (born May 24, 1931), also billed sometimes as Michel Lonsdale, is a French actor. He has appeared in over 180 movies and television shows.

He was born in Paris and he was raised by a French mother and English father. He first appeared on stage as an actor at the age of 24.[1]

Lonsdale is probably best known in the English-speaking world for his portrayal of the villain Sir Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond movie, Moonraker, the French detective Lebel in The Day of the Jackal, and as M. Dupont d'Ivry in The Remains of the Day.

On 25 February 2011, Lonsdale won his first César Award as a best supporting actor for his portrayal of Luc in Of Gods and Men.[2]

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  1. "A Gentle Screen Giant Subtly Shines". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  2. "'Of Gods and Men' tops Cesar Awards". Variety. Retrieved 2014-09-30.

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