British actor Joss Ackland, known for his roles in the films Lethal Weapon 2 and White Mischief, passed away on Sunday at the age of 95. "Joss was a long term client and great friend who remained lucid, erudite and mischievous to the very end, he died peacefully with his family this morning," said his rep, Paul Pearson, as per Variety, a US-based media outlet. Joss Ackland Dies at 95: Veteran Actor Was Known for His Roles in White Mischief, Lethal Weapon 2 Among Others.
Ackland has over 130 credits in cinema and television. He starred with Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin in K-19: The Widowmaker, Bill & Ted and The Hunt for Red October, among other films. He portrayed CS Lewis in the television series Shadowlands, and he also starred in Midsomer Murders.
RIP Joss Ackland
Joss Ackland was a fantastic actor in theatre, tv & film but out of all his work, this is the line that comes into in my head unbidden at least one a week.
It’s stuck in there forever. pic.twitter.com/WCdj0Ph1i1
— Tom Reagan’s Hat (@RufusTSuperfly) November 19, 2023
He was born in 1928 in the Ladbroke Grove area of London, but grew up in Kilburn, north London. Ackland attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama, making his professional stage debut at 17 in the 1945 production of The Hasty Heart. He joined a variety of regional theater troupes to develop his acting skills and eventually joined London's Old Vic, as per Variety. SNL Actor Dana Carvey's Son, Dex Carvey, Dies at 32 from Accidental Drug Overdose.
Ackland was married to his wife Rosemary for 51 years before she died in 2002. He is survived by his seven children, 34 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren, Variety reported.
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