Joss Ackland’s death was announced by his family in a statement to the BBC. “With his distinctive voice and commanding presence, the actor brought exceptional seriousness and intensity to his roles. He will be remembered as one of the most talented and beloved British actors,” we read.
Joss Ackland is dead. The actor known from “Lethal Weapon 2” was 95 years old
Joss Ackland passed away after a long career surrounded by his loved ones. The direct cause of death was not given. The actor was 95 years old.
Joss Ackland was born in 1928 in London’s Ladbroke Grove and grew up in Kilburn. He appeared in over a hundred films, television series and theater performances. For his role in the drama “White Intrigue” he received a BAFTA nomination as best supporting actor. In 2000 he received a CBE for his services to acting.
Joss Ackland is dead. Who was the actor known for his villain roles?
Ackland was most popular with the Lethal Weapon series. In the second part of the film, the actor played the role of the bandit Arjen Ruddy, who wanted to kill Martin Riggs, a character played for years by Mel Gibson. One of his last film roles was Rufus from “Katherine of Alexandria”. He also played Sir Jock Delves Broughton in “The White Fever” and Andrei Lysenko in “The Hunt for Red October”.
In his private life, Ackland’s character was different from the villains he sometimes played. He spent 51 years at Rosemary’s side, who died in 2002 of multiple sclerosis. This is not the only tragedy in the actor’s life. In 1963, Ackland and his loved ones experienced a great tragedy when their family home burned down. Rosemary managed to save five children, but to save herself – she jumped out of the window. From then on it was said she would never walk. However, persistence and consistency in rehabilitation meant that the woman not only got back on her feet, but even became pregnant again.
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