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Michel Lonsdale

  • Highest Rated: 96% Stolen Kisses (Baisers Volés) (1968)
  • Lowest Rated: 65% 5x2 (2004)
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  • European leading man Michel Lonsdale is the son of a British military officer. Lonsdale has spent most of his life as a resident of Paris, where he studied acting under Raymond Rouleau. He was primarily a stage actor during the 1950s, but since 1960 has concentrated on film. His best-known movie role was as the pursuer of professional assassin in Day of the Jackal (1973). He has also worked with such powerhouse directorial talents as Francois Truffaut (The Bride Wore Black), Orson Welles (The Trial) and Joseph Losey (Galileo). Other Michel Lonsdale film performances of note include the megalomaniac Drax in the James Bond entry Moonraker (1979), the Abbott in The Name of the Rose (1986) and King Louis XVI in Merchant-Ivory's Jefferson in Paris (1995).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Good Girl (Gentille) Actor 2005
No Score Yet Strange Crime (Sotto falso nome) Ginsberg David 2004
65% 5x2 Bernard $16.2K 2004
No Score Yet The Mystery of the Yellow Room (Le Mystere de la Chambre Jaune) Prof. Stangerson 2003
No Score Yet Don Juan Don Luis 1998
No Score Yet Dieu sait quoi Actor 1997
No Score Yet Ma vie est un enfer (My Life is Hell) Archangel Gabriel 1991
74% The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose) The Abbot 1986
No Score Yet L'éveillé du pont de l'Alma (The Insomniac on the Bridge) Antoine 1985
No Score Yet Billy Ze Kick Commissaire Bellanger 1985
No Score Yet Eréndira Senator Onesimo Sanchez 1983
No Score Yet Enigma Bodley 1983
No Score Yet The Bunker Actor 1981
No Score Yet Les Jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz (The Games of Countess Dolingen) Actor 1980
No Score Yet A Dirty Story (Une Sale Histoire) Storyteller 1977
No Score Yet Traque, La David 1976
No Score Yet Galileo Cardinal Barberini 1975
No Score Yet Out 1: Spectre Director 1974
No Score Yet Caravan To Vacares Duc de Croytor 1974
91% The Day of the Jackal Lebel 1973
No Score Yet La Vieille fille (The Old Maid) Monod 1972
No Score Yet L'automne Actor 1972
No Score Yet Le printemps Man 1972
No Score Yet Les Assassins De L'Ordre Inspector 1971
96% Stolen Kisses (Baisers Volés) Georges Tabard 1968

QUOTES FROM Michel Lonsdale CHARACTERS

The Minister
There is one thing: how did you know whose telephone to tap?
Lebel
I didn't, so I tapped all of them.
Hugo Drax
(to henchman Chang) Look after Mr. Bond. See that som harm comes to him.
Hugo Drax
[to henchman Chang] Look after Mr. Bond. See that some harm comes to him.
Papa
You can call me Papa
Papa
You can call me Papa.
Avner
I already got a Papa.