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Date of Birth 24 May 1931Paris, France
Birth NameMichael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch
Nickname Alfred de Turris
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Lonsdale was born on May 24, 1931 in Paris, France as Michael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch. He is an actor, known for Moonraker (1979), Ronin (1998) and Munich (2005).

Trivia (8)

He's perfectly bilingual (French/English)
He studied painting before turning to acting.
He nicknamed Delphine Seyrig "The Actress with the Cello Voice".
He described the shooting of India Song (1975) as the happiest experience of his career.
He appeared in 6 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.
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.
Considered for Fallanda and Bukovsky in Lifeforce(1985).
He dubbed himself in the French version of Moonraker (1979).

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