Michael Lonsdale, who played James Bond villain in Moonraker, dies at 89

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Michael Lonsdale dies at 89.
Lonsdale, Bond villain in Moonraker, dies at 89 Michael Lonsdale, a giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world's top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died on Monday, his agent said.


He was 89. From his role as villain in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker to that of a French monk in Algeria in the 2011 movie Of Gods and Men, Lonsdale acted, often in brilliant second roles, under top directors, including Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg, Francois Truffaut, and Louis Malle.

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