Joss Ackland was a famous figure in British theater and film for over sixty years. His nuanced performances and commanding presence left a lasting mark.
Having grown up in London, Ackland attended the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama to further his expertise in acting. He was born in 1928.
Joss Ackland parents: Meet Sydney Norman Ackland, Ruth Ackland
The parents of Joss Ackland are Ruth Ackland (mother; died in 1957) and Sydney Norman Ackland (father; died in 1981). After seducing their maid, his parents sent their Irish writer father to live with an aunt in England. However, he later seduced Ruth, his aunt’s maid, whom he married.
Raised in Kilburn, north London, Ackland was born in the Ladbroke Grove neighborhood of London in 1928. He was one of the most sought-after actors since he had a passion for performing from an early age and remained constant throughout his career.
Ackland starred in numerous movies during the course of a career spanning more than 60 years, including The Little Prince, Great Expectations, Silver Bears, Landfall, Ghost Ship, Seven Days to Noon, Crescendo, The House That Dripped Blood, Villain, The Happiness Cage, Penny Gold, and The Black Windmill.
As per the family statement, Joss Ackland passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at the age of 95. According to reports, the well-known actor passed away “peacefully” and “surrounded by family.”