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49. Joss Ackland

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I am aware of the British Character Actors thread but I thought it was time to set Ackland up with his own thread. He was born in 1928, so he may be one to keep an eye on. Possibly one for the 2021 DL. 

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There was a time his voice could be heard on virtually every advert on the telly 

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For the benefit of posters who can't imagine a world without a Greggs within sausage roll chomping distance of a Greggs, mobile phones or fuck buddies being a commonly accepted thing I should probably point out that Joss Ackland is a veteran character actor due to turn 93 in February and his "selective" filmography on his Wiki page boasts what might best be described as a fuck-ton of roles. Obitable, then.

 

 

 

Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Ackland

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And hes been a bit of a fatty all his life so done well to get to his current age......

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1 hour ago, maryportfuncity said:

what might best be described as a fuck-ton of roles. 

 

Done more rolls than a Red Arrows jet?

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Find it remarkable he's lived as long as he has. He was in a Tales of the Unexpected episode with Denholm Elliott which was broadcast in 1980 and Ackland looked genuinely old then. I'd have him on the list next year with Geoffrey Palmer and Colin Jeavons if they are all at the starting gate for 2021 which I actually doubt. 

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On 04/11/2020 at 21:26, Deathrace said:

Find it remarkable he's lived as long as he has. He was in a Tales of the Unexpected episode with Denholm Elliott which was broadcast in 1980 and Ackland looked genuinely old then. I'd have him on the list next year with Geoffrey Palmer and Colin Jeavons if they are all at the starting gate for 2021 which I actually doubt. 

You doubted well.

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Yes, really sad about Geoffrey. A truly great actor albeit dying peacefully at home aged 93 is a decent way to go. 

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When was his last public appearance?

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6 minutes ago, Youth in Asia said:

Who?

 

 

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 

Lethal Weapon (2?)

Shadowlands (BBC version)

 

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11 minutes ago, Youth in Asia said:

Who?

 

Seriously?

He's a prolific actor who's cropped up on TV, stage and film regularly for as long as I can remember. 

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1 hour ago, Youth in Asia said:

Who?

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Bibliogryphon said:

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 

Lethal Weapon (2?)

Shadowlands (BBC version)

 

Also 80's tv adaptation of Tinker tailor soldier spy. 

And appeared in Pet shop boys video of always on my mind.

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11 hours ago, Toast said:

 

Seriously?

He's a prolific actor who's cropped up on TV, stage and film regularly for as long as I can remember. 

To be fair his last credit was eight years ago now.

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2 hours ago, dodrade said:

To be fair his last credit was eight years ago now.

 

I forget how young a lot of you are.

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He is also one of the rapidly dwindling voice cast of the 1979 trauma inducing animated version of Watership Down

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1 hour ago, Bibliogryphon said:

He is also one of the rapidly dwindling voice cast of the 1979 trauma inducing animated version of Watership Down

Hannah Gordon, Richard O'Callaghan, Clifton Jones, Lynn Farleigh and Derek Griffiths all appear to still be alive so he's unlikely to be the last survivor as they are all significantly younger than Ackland. Admittedly he's outlived all the other main stars. 

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I liked his small role as a Russian diplomat in The Hunt For Red October.  He had some good scenes with Richard Jordan in that.  Of course, Ackland has outlived Jordan by nearly 30 years now.  

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On 03/01/2022 at 01:57, Toast said:

I forget how young a lot of you are.

 

Any bit part in A Night to Remember..? ;)

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