A question about A Matter of Life and Death/Stairway to Heaven

A minor question about the movie but one I was wondering about.

What historical person was The Judge at the Celestial Court supposed to be? Most of the others were given specific identities and I got the impression he was a former French king but his accent didn’t fit that.

Good movie btw!

I don’t think he was supposed to be a historical character. Both he and the surgeon were played by the same actor (Burmese Jewish actor Abraham Sofaer), and I assume that’s the only parallel.