Joss Ackland

Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland CBE (born 29 February 1928), known as Joss Ackland, is an English actor who has appeared in more than 130 films in his career, as well as numerous television appearances. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joss Ackland, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

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Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle—Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but, after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Dylan McDermott  •  J. T. Walsh

Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle—Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but, after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Dylan McDermott  •  J. T. Walsh

D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Lieberman
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Jeffrey Nordling  •  David Selby  •  Heidi Kling

The Ducks are offered scholarships at Eden Hall Academy but struggle with their new coach's methods and come under pressure from the board to retain their scholarships before their big game against the Varsity team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Lieberman
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Jeffrey Nordling  •  David Selby  •  Heidi Kling

Surviving Picasso (1996)

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Julianne Moore  •  Joss Ackland

The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Julianne Moore  •  Joss Ackland

A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

A Southern California kid named Calvin Fuller is magically transported to the medieval kingdom of Camelot through a crack in the ground caused by an earthquake. Once there, he learns he was summoned by the wizard Merlin, who needs Calvin to save Camelot. Using ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gottlieb
CAST:  Thomas Ian Nicholas  •  Joss Ackland  •  Art Malik  •  Daniel Craig

A Southern California kid named Calvin Fuller is magically transported to the medieval kingdom of Camelot through a crack in the ground caused by an earthquake. Once there, he learns he was summoned by the wizard Merlin, who needs Calvin to save Camelot. Using ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gottlieb
CAST:  Thomas Ian Nicholas  •  Joss Ackland  •  Art Malik  •  Daniel Craig

A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Frances Barber  •  Joss Ackland  •  Brian Deacon  •  Geoffrey Palmer

Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Frances Barber  •  Joss Ackland  •  Brian Deacon  •  Geoffrey Palmer

Asylum (2005)

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Ian McKellen  •  Joss Ackland

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackenzie
CAST:  Natasha Richardson  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Ian McKellen  •  Joss Ackland

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Alex Winter  •  George Carlin  •  William Sadler

Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Alex Winter  •  George Carlin  •  William Sadler

It Couldn't Happen Here (1988)

Pet Shop Boys Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant embark upon a journey across England - but which England? Is it the half-remembered England of their childhoods, or the brutal reality of Mrs Thatcher's late-eighties England? Along the way they come across many familiar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bond
CAST:  Barbara Windsor  •  Joss Ackland  •  Neil Dickson  •  Neil Tennant

Pet Shop Boys Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant embark upon a journey across England - but which England? Is it the half-remembered England of their childhoods, or the brutal reality of Mrs Thatcher's late-eighties England? Along the way they come across many familiar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bond
CAST:  Barbara Windsor  •  Joss Ackland  •  Neil Dickson  •  Neil Tennant

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Liam Neeson  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Joss Ackland

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Liam Neeson  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Joss Ackland

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Joss Ackland

In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Joss Ackland

No Good Deed (2002)

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Doug Hutchison

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Doug Hutchison

Once Upon a Crime (1992)

On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the dog's mistress is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eugene Levy
CAST:  John Candy  •  Jim Belushi  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Sean Young

On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the dog's mistress is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eugene Levy
CAST:  John Candy  •  Jim Belushi  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Sean Young

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)

Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Derek Nimmo  •  Hugh Burden  •  Bernard Bresslaw  •  Helen Hayes

Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Derek Nimmo  •  Hugh Burden  •  Bernard Bresslaw  •  Helen Hayes

Royal Flash (1975)

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

Cowardly rogue Harry Flashman's (Malcolm McDowell) schemes to gain entry to the royal circles of 19th-century Europe go nowhere until he meets a pair of devious nobles with their own agenda. At their urging, Flashman agrees to re-create himself as a bogus Prussian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alan Bates  •  Florinda Bolkan  •  Oliver Reed

S*P*Y*S (1974)

Two CIA bunglers (Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould) botch a Soviet defection, then both sides mark them for termination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Elliott Gould  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Zouzou  •  Joss Ackland

Two CIA bunglers (Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould) botch a Soviet defection, then both sides mark them for termination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Elliott Gould  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Zouzou  •  Joss Ackland

Shadowlands (1985)

A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Stone
CAST:  Joss Ackland  •  Claire Bloom  •  Rupert Baderman  •  Michael Cunningham

A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Stone
CAST:  Joss Ackland  •  Claire Bloom  •  Rupert Baderman  •  Michael Cunningham

The Apple (1980)

In the glitzy, glittering futuristic world of 1994, music is king -- and the man who controls it is all-powerful malicious mogul Mr. Boogalow. Now he has his eye on two fresh-faced young singers, Alphie and Bibi, who score a hit at his WorldVision Song Festival and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Grace Kennedy  •  Allan Love  •  Vladek Sheybal

In the glitzy, glittering futuristic world of 1994, music is king -- and the man who controls it is all-powerful malicious mogul Mr. Boogalow. Now he has his eye on two fresh-faced young singers, Alphie and Bibi, who score a hit at his WorldVision Song Festival and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Grace Kennedy  •  Allan Love  •  Vladek Sheybal

The Black Windmill (1974)

A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Delphine Seyrig  •  Clive Revill

A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Delphine Seyrig  •  Clive Revill

The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Duffell
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Peter Cushing  •  Nyree Dawn Porter  •  Denholm Elliott

A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Duffell
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Peter Cushing  •  Nyree Dawn Porter  •  Denholm Elliott

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

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A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill

A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Scott Glenn  •  Sam Neill
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