| Michel Lonsdale|
Edward Lonsdale Crouch
| 24 May 1931 (age 84) (1931-05-24) Paris, France|
Haydn: Les 7 paroles du Christ en Croix, Op. 51, Hob. III:50-56
Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actor
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Moonraker, Of Gods and Men, The Name of the Rose, The Day of the Jackal, Free Men
Xavier Beauvois, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin, Jacques Herlin, Lois Chiles
Michael Edward 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 born in Paris and brought up by a French mother and an English father, initially on the island of Guernsey, then in London in 1935, and later, during World War II, in Casablanca, Morocco. He returned to Paris to study painting in 1947, but was drawn into the world of acting instead, first appearing on stage at the age of 24.
Lonsdale is bilingual and has appeared in both English and French language productions. He is best known in the English-speaking world for his roles as the villainous Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, the detective Claude 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 César Award, his first, as a Best Supporting Actor in Of Gods and Men.
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