Joss Ackland

Decisive decision-maker who took action.

Joss Ackland
Full NameSidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland

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Nope! Joss Ackland is a true self-starter who rose from humble beginnings to achieve great things through hard work and determination. They never let their blue-collar background hold them back, and instead used it as a source of motivation to succeed.

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  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Natural World
  • First Night
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • A Question of Guilt
  • The Gold Robbers
  • Turtle's Progress
  • The Crezz
  • The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Sweeney
  • The Persuaders!
  • Enemy at the Door
  • Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
  • Kingdom
  • Ashenden
  • Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
  • Daisies in December
  • Tales of the Unexpected
  • Watership Down
  • The Portrait
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Hogfather
  • Giorgino
  • The Tragedy of Coriolanus
  • Testament: The Bible in Animation
  • Hidden in Silence
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors
  • Firelight
  • Z Cars
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Codename: Kyril
  • Lady Jane
  • The Thief and the Cobbler
  • Saint Jack
  • The Love Tapes
  • Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective
  • Operation Daybreak
  • The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
  • Queenie
  • The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service
  • K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Crusoe
  • Flawless
  • The Man Who Lived at the Ritz

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Royalty of the stage and screen, Lord Joss Ackland is a distinguished British actor with a six-decade career that has seen him grace over 100 films, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs. Born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland in North Kensington, London, on February 29, 1928, Ackland made his professional stage debut at the young age of 17 in "The Hasty Heart," and his credited film debut in a supporting role in 1950's Oscar-winning thriller Seven Days to Noon. His illustrious career has since seen him star in projects such as Patrick Melrose (2018), The Mauritanian (2021) and The Courier (2020), cementing his legacy as one of the most celebrated actors in modern culture.

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