How tall is Michael Lonsdale

Michael Lonsdale's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

French-born actor best known for roles in films such as Moonraker, Day of the Jackal, India Song, Ronin, Murmur of the Heart, Enigma, Remains of the Day, In the Name of the Rose and Of Gods and Men. He used to be listed as 6 feet in the Spotlight database.

Michael Lonsdale par Claude Truong-Ngoc avril 2013

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Average Guess (8 Votes)
6ft 0.22in (183.4cm)
avi said on 20/May/19
If you look at Moonraker with Roger Moore they look the same. So shouldn't Lonsdale be 6'0.5 area?
Richard Kiel hardly looked 10 to 11 inches taller
Editor Rob
They could have both been around that mark.
Rory said on 6/May/18
Yh 6 foot flat for the likes of Lonsdale and Nighy doesn't seem right to me both those guys looked nearer 6ft1 than 6ft in their youth.
joel21613 said on 3/May/18
he and roger moore were same saze if you look moonrarker they look absoloutly. Click Here: it means that roger was 6 ft also and sean connery was 6ft 1 in his prime.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 13/Dec/17
I think it's unfair to generalize the Spotlight listings. They have precise people (something like Peter Capaldi), inflating people (Corden and Bob Hoskins), and the people who round down, most blatantly people like Roger Lloyd-Pack who was clearly something like 6ft2 and got a 6ft0 Spotlight listing, even Rob didn't give him that.

There have been a few downgrades based on Spotlight I've objected to (Bill Nighy was probably not just a 6ft0 guy at peak like he's listed in the Spotlights) but they're not that much different than other claims.
Editor Rob: there are some who are very tall and still lied, the classic case being Matthew Kelly who put 6ft 6 in the directory, but admitted he lied and was only 6ft 5.

It's certainly interesting to document for visitors. I'd say a small percentage from all I've seen had their height rounded down, but a big chunk rounded/lied upwards and a big chunk I'd say were honest.

Sometimes you even get a surprise, I remember I met this actress a few years ago and guessed her at 5ft 4.5, then earlier this year I saw she had herself in spotlight at 5ft 4.5 in the 90's...not all people lie πŸ˜‰
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/17
@Rory agreed rob does take spotlight casting pages too seriously. Lots of actors over 6’ at that time would likely downgrade themselves to appeal to a wider range of roles. Some revise them over time others less height conscious won’t, they should always be taken with a pinch of salt I feel. I would say he was more 6’0.75 next to Moore who seemed to have a slight edge. This would explain the 6’ and 6’1 listings.
Rory said on 30/Oct/17
Hmm Yh but he looked the same height as Roger Moore, there was nothing in it between them...the downgrade to 6foot seems a bit knee jerk because nobody watching that film could argue Moore at 6'1.25 and Lonsdale at 6'0 because there was nothing in at all certainly not 1.25 inches and they shared good scenes to compare together too.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/17
I think Moore edged him out in Moonraker
Arch Stanton said on 19/Jun/16
Editor Rob: saw a con friends photo (a guy who claims 6ft 1) with Lonsdale from not long ago, and surprised he was standing and looked 5ft 9-10 range today...but at mid 80's you'd expect that possibility.

3-4 inches is a big loss even in mid 80s. There is a chance of 184 peak for Lonsdale but generally he did look 6'1 ish.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jun/16
That's the one he was playing Click Here !! Wonderufl piece, makes me feel like I'm in a townhouse in 1830s Vienna or something LOL.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jun/16
I always associate Chopin's Prelude No.15 in D flat Major (Raindrop) with Lonsdale now LOL. He was playing it in his mansion in Moonraker "cucumber sandwich Bond?" . Exquisite piece, I can play that one, one of the few Chopin pieces I can play on the piano as he was a technical monster! Check out Chopin's Ballade No.1 by Zimmerman on youtube for instance, it's world class concert pianist material! Though I've seen him in quite a few French films I'll always think of that piece and chateuas when I think of him haha. He could look 6'0.5 with Connery though Rampage.
Editor Rob: saw a con friends photo (a guy who claims 6ft 1) with Lonsdale from not long ago, and surprised he was standing and looked 5ft 9-10 range today...but at mid 80's you'd expect that possibility.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/16
Nice add...I actually thought he edged Moore in Moonraker
Arch Stanton said on 17/May/16
Rob can you squeeze in Murmur of the Heart, India Song and Enigma.
Arch Stanton said on 17/May/16
Thanks. I'd always thought he looked about 6 ft 1, he looked that with Roger Moore, slightly shorter but Sean Connery looked about 1.5 inches taller in Name of the Rose.
Editor Rob: it's not impossible for him to have dropped a bit in posture by the 1980's.

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