Joss Ackland

Movie Actor

Birthday February 29, 1928

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace London, England

DEATH DATE Nov 19, 2023 (95)

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English film and television actor who played a memorable role in the 1959 film, A Midsummer Night's Dream. His roles in Lethal Weapon 2, The Sicilian, and The Hunt for Red October bolstered his fame.

Before Fame

He studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama.


He published a book of his late wife's diary entries in 2009. Throughout his long career, he appeared in more than 200 different on-screen projects. 

Family Life

He was married to Rosemary Kirkcaldy from 1951 until her death in 2002 and they had seven children together.

Associated With

He starred opposite Elaine Paige in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita.