British actor Joss Ackland, best known for his work in theatre, film, and television, has passed away peacefully at the age of 95, surrounded by family. In a career spanning over seven decades, Ackland appeared in hundreds of films and television productions, as well as celebrating a rich and diverse stage career, cementing his place as one of the most versatile and respected actors of his generation. With his distinctive voice and commanding presence, Ackland brought a unique intensity and gravitas to his roles. He was awarded the CBE for his services to drama in 2001. He will be remembered as one of Britain’s most talented and respected actors.
Beloved father of 7, grandfather of 34 and great-grandfather of 30, Ackland was married to his wife Rosemary, the love of his life, for 51 years before she died from motor neurone disease in 2002. At the time of her death he wrote: 'I am back in my first life, and life's lustre has gone, but that does not depress me too much, because I anticipate flames rekindling when I depart. I can die with that, because when I go through that door, you know who I mean to join.'
20/11/2023 - 10:20