Joss Ackland has featured in a number of films, as well as on stage and in television. He was cast in The Godfather – both Don Masino and The Man of Power. On stage, he...Read More
Joss Ackland has featured in a number of films, as well as on stage and in television. He was cast in The Godfather – both Don Masino and The Man of Power. Other film appearances include Surviving Picasso, Milk, Firelight, Citizen X, No Good Deed, I’ll Be There, in the title role of Henry VIII, as Jack Straffen in Asylum, A Different Loyalty, These Foolish Things, Above & Beyond, Hogfather, Flawless, Prisoners of the Sun, and How About You. Television roles include Shadowlands, First and Last (for which he and the show gained BAFTA and Emmy nominations), Midsomer Murders, Hogfather and Kingdom.
On stage, he has appeared numerous times at The Old Vic, as Belcredi in Pirendello’s Henry IV, as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, as Caliban in The Enchanted Isle, Northumberland in Richard II, the Archbishop of Rheims in St Joan, Pistol in Henry V, Aegisthus in The Oresteia, as Lord Froth in The Double Dealer, and as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor (with Maggie Smith). Other stage appearances include at the Oxford Playhouse, and repeatedly at the Mermaid Theatre, Barbican Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and National Theatre.
There are few West End venues that Ackland hasn’t appeared at. His credits include stints at Her Majesty’s Theatre (with Treasure Island), at the Duke of York’s (in the Royal Court transfer of Hotel in Amsterdam), at the Strand Theatre (in Come As You Are), the Prince Edward Theatre (in Evita), the Cambridge Theatre (in the title role of Captain Brassbound’s Conversion), the Duchess Theatre (in Collaborators), Aldwych Theatre (as Hook in Peter Pan the Musical), Garrick Theatre (in Never the Sinner), Adelphi Theatre (A Little Night Music), Piccadilly Theatre (A Streetcar Named Desire) Lyric Theatre (in Pack of Lies), and the Savoy Theatre (in The Gin Game). Most recently, he performed as King George V in Adrian Noble’s West End production of The King’s Speech.Read Less
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