Michael Lonsdale, sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale (born May 24, 1931) is a French actor who has appeared in over 180 films and television shows.
Lonsdale was born in Paris to a French mother and an English father. Lonsdale is perfectly bilingual and is often in demand for English-language productions. He is best known for his role 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. Michael Lonsdale has worked with three of the six James Bond actors. Roger Moore in Moonraker (1979), Sean Connery in The Name of the Rose (1986) and Daniel Craig in Munich (2005). Also in Munich, Lonsdale shares screen time with Mathieu Amalric, who would later become villain Dominic Greene, to Daniel Craig's James Bond in Quantum of Solace (2008).
(From Wikipedia. Gender: Male)
- Il Villaggio di Cartone
2011, UK release: unknown
- Free Men (Les hommes libres)
2011, France, UK release: 25 May 2012
- Clips Exclusivos De Dioses y Hombres
2010, UK release: unknown
- Of Gods and Men (Of Gods And Men)
2010, France, UK release: 3 December 2010
- Des hommes et des dieux
2010, UK release: unknown
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||Of Gods And Men [DVD] 
It may not be mainstream cinema, but Of Gods and Men--the true story of French Trappist monks in a remote Algerian mountain village--conjures from its stark materials degrees of beauty, tension and power that deserve to be appreciated by a broad audience. The remnants of French colonial occupation, the monks have...
by Xavier Beauvois, with Xavier Maly, Loic Pichon, Olivier Rabourdin, Jean-Marie Frin, Jacques Herlin, published by Artificial Eye.
||The Name Of The Rose  [DVD] 
Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Name of the Rose is a flawed attempt to adapt Umberto Eco's highly convoluted medieval bestseller for the screen, necessarily excising much of the esoterica that made the book so compelling. Still, what's left is a riveting whodunit set in a grimly and grimily realistic 14th-century Benedictine monastery populated...
by Jean-Jacques Annaud, with Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin, Michael Lonsdale, published by Warner Home Video.
||Ronin [DVD] 
Robert De Niro stars as an American intelligence operative adrift in irrelevance since the end of the Cold War--much like a masterless samurai, aka "ronin". With his services for sale, he joins a renegade, international team of fellow covert warriors with nothing but time on their hands. Their mission, as defined by the woman who hires them...
by John Frankenheimer, with Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, published by MGM Home Entertainment.
||The Remains Of The Day [DVD]
The Remains of the Day is one of Merchant-Ivory's most thought-provoking films. Anthony Hopkins is a model of restraint and propriety as Stevens, the butler who "knows his place"; Emma Thompson is the animated and sympathetic Miss Kenton, the housekeeper whose attraction to Stevens is doomed to disappointment. As Nazi appeaser Lord...
by James Ivory, with Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Christopher Reeve, Peter Vaughan, published by Uca.
||Agora [DVD] 
by Alejandro Amenabar, with Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Rupert Evans, Michael Lonsdale, published by Paramount Home Entertainment.
||Moonraker [DVD] 
This was the first James Bond adventure produced after the success of Star Wars, so it jumped on the sci-fi bandwagon by combining the suave appeal of Agent 007 (once again played by Roger Moore) with enough high-tech hardware and special effects to make Luke Skywalker want to join Her Majesty's Secret Service. After the razzle-dazzle...
by Lewis Gilbert, with Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Bernard Lee, published by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.