Michael Lonsdale dead – James Bond star who played Moonraker villain Hugo Drax opposite Roger Moore dies aged 89

ACTOR Michael Lonsdale has died at the age of 89.

Michael was known for playing villain Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker opposite Roger Moore.

The actor died at his home in Paris, his agent Olivier Loiseau confirmed.

Lonsdale played an industrialist planning to poison all humans on Earth before repopulating the planet from his space station in the iconic Bond film.

He had an acting career that spanned over six decades, playing roles in film, TV, radio and on stage.

Lonsdale appeared in over 200 roles in both English and French languages.

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