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Michael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch (Alfred de Turris, Michel Lonsdale) was born on 24 May, 1931 in Paris, France, is an Actor, Soundtrack, Writer. Discover Michael Lonsdale's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Michael Lonsdale networth?

Popular As Michael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch (Alfred de Turris, Michel Lonsdale)
Occupation actor,soundtrack,writer
Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 24 May 1931
Birthday 24 May
Birthplace Paris, France
Date of death 21 September, 2020
Died Place Paris, France
Nationality France

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Michael Lonsdale Height, Weight & Measurements

At 89 years old, Michael Lonsdale height is 6' 1" (1.85 m) .

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He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don't have much information about He's past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

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Michael Lonsdale Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Michael Lonsdale worth at the age of 89 years old? Michael Lonsdale’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from France. We have estimated Michael Lonsdale's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Chariots of Fire (1981), The Remains of the Day (1993) and Munich (2005). Of those, Chariots of Fire (1981) is a winner in the category.


He received a BAFTA nomination for his role in The Day of the Jackal but only achieved major acting honors in 2011, winning a César Award as best supporting actor for Of Gods and Men (2010). Lonsdale's career could well be described as eclectic.


In the documentary Delphine Seyrig, portrait d'une comète (2000), he tells a very poignant anecdote related to Delphine Seyrig: the actress had once made him a gift of a succulent plant that grew flowers about every two years. He claims that it kept flourishing for about 15 years, but never again after Delphine's death.


James Ivory cast him in two of his films consecutively as a French delegate in The Remains of the Day (1993) and as King Louis XVI in Jefferson in Paris (1995).


Lonsdale also had a prominent role as The Abbot who commissions the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) to investigate the murder of a monk in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Italian-German-French co-production of Umberto Eco's novel The Name of the Rose (1986). By and large, it is for his powerhouse performance as Roger Moore's megalomaniacal antagonist Sir Hugo Drax in Moonraker for which Lonsdale is likely to be most remembered.


Considered for Fallanda and Bukovsky in Lifeforce (1985).


Dubbed himself in the French version of Moonraker (1979).


Described the shooting of India Song (1975) as the happiest experience of his career.


Subsequent parts have included a titled landowner who sets in motion the Caravan to Vaccares (1974), a CIA agent in Enigma (1982) and a Swiss banker in The Holcroft Covenant (1985).


Tall, bearded, heavy-set Anglo-French character actor, best known internationally for playing Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel in The Day of the Jackal (1973) and Bond villain Hugo Drax in Moonraker (1979). The son of an English army officer (Edward Lonsdale-Crouch) and a Franco-Irish mother (Simone Béraud), he was born in Paris and spent his early childhood in England.


Having toiled for over a decade in smallish supporting roles, he received his first major critical acclaim in two films by François Truffaut (The Bride Wore Black (1968) and Stolen Kisses (1968)).


Appeared in six movies starring Delphine Seyrig: Comédie (1966), Stolen Kisses (1968), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Aloïse (1975), India Song (1975) and Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert (1976). The two actors also worked together in several stage productions, including La chevauchée sur le lac de Constance (1974), which was filmed.


Though primarily active in French cinema, the bilingual Lonsdale made occasional (but often memorable) forays into English-language productions, his first as a reporter in Fred Zinnemann's Behold a Pale Horse (1964).


Michael returned to France in 1947 where he met actor/director Roger Blin who awakened his interest in the dramatic arts. Following acting studies, Michael made his theatrical debut at 24 and appeared on screen for the first time a year later, for much of his career billed as 'Michel' Lonsdale.


His father was imprisoned for two years by the Vichy--Nazi collaborationist--regime during World War 2, as he was suspected of treason, because of the Mers el-Kébir attack on the French fleet by the British in July 1940. He came back a changed man two years later. Michael's portrayal of the vice-consul in India Song (1975) was inspired by these changes.


The family moved to Morocco in 1939 where Edward found work in the fertilizer trade (he was later imprisoned by the Vichy government for political reasons).