Joss Ackland

Actor, Scriptwriter, Associate director
Prolific stage performer with the Old Vic and the Mermaid Theater companies who made his professional debut in 1945, only entering films in the late 1960s (after an uncredited film debut in "Seven Days to Noon" 1950) ... Read more »
Born: 02/29/1928 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (94)

Cabbages & Queens 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Katherine Of Alexandria 2014 (Movie)

Rufus (Actor)

Crusoe 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flawless 2008 (Movie)

MKA (Actor)

How About You 2008 (Movie)

Donald Vanston (Actor)

Moscow Zero 2007 (Movie)

Tolstoy (Actor)

Prisoners of the Sun 2006 (Movie)

Prof. Mendella (Actor)

These Foolish Things 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Asylum 2005 (Movie)

Jack Straffen (Actor)

Frederick Forsythe's Icon 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Different Loyalty 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

No Good Deed 2003 (Movie)

Mr. Quarre (Actor)

I'll Be There 2002 (Movie)

Evil Edmonds (Actor)

K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 (Movie)

Marshal Zelentsov (Actor)

Othello 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jean Simmons: Picture Perfect 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Passion of Mind 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Langer (Actor)

Heat of the Sun 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Milk 1999 (Movie)

The Vicar (Actor)

Firelight 1998 (Movie)

Lord Clare 'Jimmy' (Actor)

Swept From the Sea 1998 (Movie)

Mr Swaffer (Actor)

Testament: The Bible in Animation 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 (Movie)

Hans (Actor)

Julius Caesar 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Surviving Picasso 1996 (Movie)

Matisse (Actor)

A Kid in King Arthur's Court 1995 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

Occhiopinocchio 1995 (Movie)

Brando (Actor)

To the Ends of Time 1995 (Movie)

King Francis (Actor)

Giorgino 1994 (Movie)

Father Glaise (Actor)

Mother's Boys 1994 (Movie)

Lansing (Actor)

The Princess and the Goblin 1994 (Movie)

of King-Papa (Voice)

First and Last 1993 (Movie)

Alan Holly (Actor)

Nowhere to Run 1993 (Movie)

Franklin Hale (Actor)

The Sheltering Desert 1993 (Movie)

Colonel Johnson (Actor)

Ashenden 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Dogs and Englishmen 1992 (Movie)

Inspector Stringer (Actor)

Once Upon A Crime 1992 (Movie)

Hercules Popodopoulos (Actor)

Project: Shadowchaser 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

Hans (Actor)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

DeNomolos (Actor)

The Bridge 1991 (Movie)

Smithson (Actor)

The Object of Beauty 1991 (Movie)

Mr Mercer (Actor)

Jekyll & Hyde 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

Andrei Lysenko (Actor)

The Palermo Connection 1990 (Movie)

Man of Power (Actor)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tre Colonne in Cronaca 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

Arjen Rudd (Actor)

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

The Colonel (Actor)

A Zed and Two Noughts 1988 (Movie)

Van Hoyten (Actor)

It Couldn't Happen Here 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

White Mischief 1988 (Movie)

Sir John 'Jock' Delves Broughton (Actor)

Shadowlands 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Shroud For a Nightingale 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

Don Masino Croce (Actor)

Lady Jane 1986 (Movie)

Sir John Bridges (Actor)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Series II 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

New World 1985 (Movie)

Lyford (Actor)

Rough Cut 1980 (Movie)

Inspector Vanderveld (Actor)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

Yardley (Actor)

The Apple 1979 (Movie)

Hippy Leader--Mr Topps (Actor)

Silver Bears 1978 (Movie)

Henry Foreman (Actor)

Watership Down 1978 (Movie)

(Voice)

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 1977 (Movie)

Cantrell (Actor)

Royal Flash 1976 (Movie)

Sapten (Actor)

Great Expectations 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing 1974 (Movie)

B J Spence (Actor)

Operation Daybreak 1974 (Movie)

Janak (Actor)

Spys 1974 (Movie)

Martinson (Actor)

The Black Windmill 1974 (Movie)

Superintendent Wray (Actor)

England Made Me 1973 (Movie)

Hiller (Actor)

Hitler: The Last Ten Days 1973 (Movie)

General Burgdorf (Actor)

The Little Prince 1973 (Movie)

King (Actor)

Crescendo 1971 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

The Happiness Cage 1971 (Movie)

Dr Frederick (Actor)

Mr. Forbush and the Penguins 1970 (Movie)

Head of Board (Actor)

Villain 1970 (Movie)

Edgar Lowis (Actor)

The House That Dripped Blood 1969 (Movie)

Rogers (Actor)

A Murder of Quality (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman Named Jackie (TV Show)

Actor

Above and Beyond (Movie)

Winston Churchill (Actor)

Citizen X (TV Show)

Actor

Codename: Kyril (TV Show)

Actor

Daisies in December (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Voyage (TV Show)

Actor

Henry VIII (TV Show)

Actor

Hidden in Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Jacob (TV Show)

Actor

Queenie (TV Show)

Actor

The Ghost Ship (Movie)

(Actor)

They Do It With Mirrors (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Prolific stage performer with the Old Vic and the Mermaid Theater companies who made his professional debut in 1945, only entering films in the late 1960s (after an uncredited film debut in "Seven Days to Noon" 1950). Ackland's most recent memorable screen roles include Greta Scacchi's scheming husband in "White Mischief", Don Masino Croce in Michael Cimino's "The Sicilian" (both 1987) and the villainous South African diplomat Arjen Rudd, in "Lethal Weapon II" (1989).

Relationships

Ruth Ackland

Mother

Norman Ackland

Father

Paul Ackland

Son
died in October 1982

Rosemary Kircaldy

Wife
mother of Ackland's seven children

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England

Milestones

1962

Served as associate director, Mermaid Theatre, London

1962

Debut as theater director, "The Plough and the Stars", Mermaid Theater, London

1957

Returned to UK

1954

Moved with family to Central Africa where he worked as a tea planter, then returned to stage there and also worked as disc-jockey and scriptwriter

1950

Film debut, "Seven Days to Noon" (uncredited)

1946

London stage debut, "The Hasty Heart"

Worked in a brewery, then on a dairy farm before studying acting

Bonus Trivia

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Made Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2000 New Year's Honors.

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