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Subject: Yes, he was SO memorable as Bond villian ' Hugo Drax' in the 1979 Bond film "Moonraker" w/Roger Moore! And years later, I remember his memorable performance as french diplomat w/aching feet 'M. Dupont d'Ivry' in 1993's "Remains of the Day", but nearly unrecognizable in the end of his life. ...
Commonly known as Michael Lonsdale and sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale, was a British-French actor who appeared in over 180 films and television shows.
He is best known in the English-speaking world for his roles as the villain 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" (1993). ...
Early life and education ...
Lonsdale was born in Paris, the son of English Army officer Edward Lonsdale-Crouch and his half-French, half-Irish wife Simone Béraud.
He was brought up initially on the island of Guernsey, then in London from 1935, and later, during the Second World War, 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 was bilingual,
and appeared in both English-language and French-language productions. He appeared in a starring role with Roger Moore in the 1979 Moonraker.