The French actor Michael Lonsdale died. This was reported by Le Figaro on September 21.
According to the actor’s agent Olivier Loiseau, the actor died on September 21 at his home in Paris.
Lonsdale was born May 24, 1931 in Paris. His father is a British officer, and his mother is a Frenchwoman with Irish roots. In 1939, his family moved to Morocco, where Lonsdale spent the entire Second World War. In 1947, he returned to France and after talking to a priest he decided to become an actor.
He became famous for his roles as Hugo Dracks in the James Bond movie “Moonraker”, abbot of the Abbey in “Der Name der Rose” and Professor Euar Lorjeb in “Hibernatus”.