Michaël Lonsdale

Michel Lonsdale

Highest Rated: 100% Gebo and the Shadow (2012)

Lowest Rated: 30% Goya's Ghosts (2006)

Birthday: May 24, 1931

Birthplace: Paris, France

A highly respected character actor for over five decades, Michael Lonsdale was an understated but consistently believable presence in European films, as well as Hollywood efforts lensed there, including "The Bride Wore Black" (1966), "The Day of the Jackal" (1973), "Moonraker" (1979)" and "Of Gods and Men" (2010). His quiet but forceful presence frequently led to him being cast as religious figures, like the Benedictine abbot in "The Name of the Rose" (1986) and the philosophical monk in "Gods and Men," but he also essayed his share of lawyers, businessmen, government officials and a few royals, to which he brought carefully measured layers of humanity. Lonsdale's success in Europe attracted the attention of Hollywood, but save for a few studio pictures like the James Bond adventure "Moonraker," he assiduously avoided American features in favor of continental fare. He grew busier as he grew older, yielding greater acclaim and awards, including a Cesar for "Of Gods and Men" in his eighth decade. Lonsdale's commitment to his art, and the sheer quantity of exceptional performances to his name, made him one of Europe's most well regarded players.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le film de Bazin Narrator - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les premiers, les derniers Jean-Berchmans (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosenn Unknown (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 55% Maestro Cedric Rovere (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le renard jaune Jean Virno (Character) - 2013
100% 50% Gebo and the Shadow Gebo (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 40% The Cardboard Village Il vecchio prete (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 47% Tootuff Le psy (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachel, Le Cirque Celeste Unknown (Character) - 2011
76% 65% Free Men Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit (Character) $53.8K 2011
93% 75% Of Gods and Men Luc (Character) $4M 2010
53% 65% Agora Theon (Character) $617.8K 2009
77% 59% The Last Mistress Vicomte de Prony (Character) $785K 2007
80% 48% Heartbeat Detector Unknown (Character) $5.3K 2007
No Score Yet 30% Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure Unknown (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Question Humaine Mathias Jüst (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 40% Once Upon a Tomorrow Le vieux monsieur (Character) - 2006
30% 57% Goya's Ghosts Inquisitor General (Character) $1M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Invisibles Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invisible Unknown (Character) - 2005
78% 83% Munich Papa (Character) $47.4M 2005
No Score Yet 33% Bye Bye Blackbird Robert (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le parfum de la dame en noir Professor Stangerson (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 62% Good Girl Jean (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 44% Under a False Name David Ginsberg (Character) - 2004
65% 69% 5x2 Bernard (Character) $127.7K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adieu Serge (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 53% The Mystery of the Yellow Room Stangerson (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Monkey's Tale Maître Flavius (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet 31% Don Juan Don Luis (Character) - 1998
68% 80% Ronin Jean-Pierre (Character) $41.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mauvais genre Honoré de Balzac (Character) - 1997
96% 84% Nelly & Monsieur Arnold Dolabella (Character) $1.2M 1996
31% 34% Jefferson in Paris Louis XVI (Character) $2.5M 1995
95% 89% The Remains of the Day Dupont D'Ivry (Character) $23M 1993
No Score Yet 49% My Life Is Hell Gabriel (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret and the Burglar's Wife Monsieur Serre (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Souvenir Xavier Lorion (Character) - 1988
74% 84% The Name of the Rose The Abbot (Character) $5.2M 1986
No Score Yet 30% The Holcroft Covenant Ernst Manfredi (Character) $151.6K 1985
No Score Yet 81% Erendira Senator Onésimo Sanchez (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 28% Enigma Bodley (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 54% The Bunker Martin Bormann (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 37% The Passage Alain Renoudot (Character) - 1979
60% 43% Moonraker Hugo Drax (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dirty Story Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Left-Handed Woman Der Kellner (Character) - 1977
100% 88% Mr. Klein Pierre (Character) $192.9K 1976
No Score Yet 82% Special Section Pierre Pucheu (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 35% The Romantic Englishwoman Swan (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Enough to Kill Stéphane Mostri (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pink Telephone Morrison (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 20% Caravan to Vaccares Duc de Croyter (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 68% Successive Slidings of Pleasure Unknown (Character) - 1974
91% 58% Stavisky Docteur Mézy (Character) $12K 1974
No Score Yet 68% India Song Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Successive Slidings of Pleasure Unknown (Character) - 1974
89% 88% The Day of the Jackal Lebel (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Papa the Little Boats Hippolyte (Character) - 1971
94% 86% Murmur of the Heart Father Henri (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spring Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Autumn Julien (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nail Clippers Le mari (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destroy, She Said Stein (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stud Both (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 60% Hibernatus Le professeur Édouard Loriebat (Character) - 1969
96% 89% Stolen Kisses Georges Tabard (Character) - 1968
82% 80% The Bride Wore Black Rene Morane (Character) $42.3K 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Compagnons de la Marguerite Lastac / Lataque, expert en écritures / La voix du juge d'instruction (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Authentic Trial of Carl Emmanuel Jung Defense (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hail, Mafia Hyman (Character) - 1965
83% 87% The Trial Priest (Character) $19.2K 1963

QUOTES FROM Michel Lonsdale CHARACTERS

The Minister says: There is one thing: how did you know whose telephone to tap?

Lebel says: I didn't, so I tapped all of them.

Hugo Drax says: (to henchman Chang) Look after Mr. Bond. See that som harm comes to him.

Hugo Drax says: [to henchman Chang] Look after Mr. Bond. See that some harm comes to him.

Papa says: You can call me Papa

Papa says: You can call me Papa.

Avner says: I already got a Papa.