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Is it illegal to run out of fuel on a motorway? Required fields are marked *. Enter and check it out!  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. Michael Lonsdale did not have any children. Veteran actor Michael Lonsdale, who starred as the Bond villain in Moonraker, has died aged 89. Wedding videos. Enter and check it out! In the early 1960s Lonsdale began to find success on the big screen in supporting roles. They were difficult to acquire but we got some pictures of. Lonsdale was also a writer having penned screenplays, books and poetry. His father was English and his mother Irish; the family moved to Morocco in 1939 and to Paris in 1947. With a dark goatee beard (disliked by the actor) and piercing green eyes, Lonsdale’s distinctive accent acidly bites into some of the best lines of Bond villainy: “Look after Mr Bond, see that some harm comes to him,” and “You appear with tedious inevitability of an unloved season.”, In 2012 Lonsdale told Mi6, “My teacher, when I was at school for the theatre, told me that one day you will have to play someone very nasty.” He felt his Bond villain was “such a terrible character, a sort of Nazi. 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Michael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch (24 May 1931 – 21 September 2020), 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. Anglo-French actor, Michael Lonsdale, who played sinister megalomaniac, Hugo Drax in 'Moonraker' died at his home in Paris on 21 st September 2020. It was his appearance in this political blockbuster, that Lonsdale felt, put him on Albert R. Broccoli’s radar. Most Michael Lonsdale Exclusive Videos. Tattoos. I mean, Drax is like Hitler. Sign up for occasional email updates from MI6. 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