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By Vinershea | Sep 22, 2020 12:10 PM

British-French actor Michael Lonsdale, who played the famous villain "Hugo Drax" opposite Roger Moore in the 1979 hit James Bond movie Moonraker, died at the age of 89.

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He died at his home in French capital Paris, where he was born on May 24, 1931 to a British military officer and a French mother. 

He spent his early days in Britain and Casablanca and returned to France to study Dramatic art. He launched his career as a theatre artist in the year 1955 and stepped into films a year later.

british french actor james bond villain michael lonsdale dies

Big breakthrough came in his career when he acted in the legendary French film maker Francois Truffaut's two movies in the year 1968. His career spanned 6 decades with various shades of roles in around 200 films, including the ones he did in movies like 'The Day of the Jackal', 'Ronin' and 'Munich'.

The highlight of Lonsdale's acting happened in the year 2010 when he played a Trappist monk in the film 'Of Gods and Men'. He was awarded the prestigious Cesar Award, the french version of Oscars, in the year 2011 for his supporting role in 'Of Gods and Men'. 

"We are very sad to learn of the passing of Michael Lonsdale, who played Hugo Drax in Moonraker. He was an extraordinarily talented actor and a very dear friend. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time," said Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of James Bond movies.

british french actor james bond villain michael lonsdale dies

Michale Lonsdale's 'Moonraker' hero Roger Moore tweeted "As Hugo Drax he was a smooth-tongued and cultured adversary to 007". 

அரசியல், விளையாட்டு, நாட்டுநடப்பு, குற்ற சம்பவங்கள், வர்த்தகம், தொழில்நுட்பம், சினிமா, வாழ்க்கை முறை என பலதரப்பட்ட சுவாரஸ்யமான செய்திகளை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்      


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