Michael Lonsdale passed away in his home in Paris on Monday. The British-French actor dies at the age of 89. He is famed for playing Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond film.
Michael agent, Olivier Loiseau, confirmed that he died in the city where he was born on May 24, 1931. He was raised in England and returned to France to a pursuit in painting.
He discovered that acting is his real passion and wants to pursue his career in acting. And his career in acting, which spanned around for six decades. He did about 200 roles in both English and French Films.
Michael Lonsdale’s work
He has done a lot of work in the entertainment industry and we can’t name every film but here are some of his work.
Lonsdale’s most famous well-known work was in Moonraker, Munich, The Day of the Jackal, Ronin.
On The Day of the Jackal, he was the famous detective Claude Lebel. In remains of the day(1993), he was known as M. And in 2005, Michael appeared in Munich, the historical drama film.
In 2010 his career came in the highlight when he played a Trappist monk in Of Gods and Men. The film was based on true events where seven French Monk were murdered after being kidnapped from the monastery in 1996.
In 1997 he worked with Alain Robbe-Grillet on Successive Slidings of Pleasure and with Alain Resnais on Stavisky. The Holcroft Covenant (1985) and with Luis Bunuel on The Phantom of Liberty. His last work was in 2016 on Loris Greaud’s Sculpt.
But still, for millions of people, he was the sadistic industrialist in the 1979 Bond film Moonraker. Michael did a lot of work in both the cinemas and contributed a lot to the entertainment industry.
Michael Lonsdale was nominated twice in Cesar to support Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995) and Heartbeat Detector (2007). And not just the bond community, everyone will miss him. His passion and love for acting can be seen in his movies.