Joss Ackland - Rotten Tomatoes

Joss Ackland

Highest Rated:   86% Citizen X (1995)
Lowest Rated:   0% Once Upon a Crime (1991)
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Another illustrious graduate of London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Joss Ackland made his first professional stage appearance at 17 in the 1945 production The Hasty Heart. For the next decade, Ackland learned his craft in a variety of regional theatre troupes, taking time out for an unheralded film debut in 1949's Seven Days to Noon. He quit acting in 1955 to manage a Central African tea plantation, finding creative outlets as a playwright and radio disc jockey. Upon his return to the British theatre in 1957, Ackland joined the Old Vic. From 1962 through 1964, he was associate director of the Mermaid Theatre. He subsequently established himself on the West End musical stage, playing such showcase roles as Captain Hook in Peter Pan and Juan Peron in Evita. Launching his film career proper in 1965, Ackland has flourished in characterizations calling for outsized gestures and orotund vocal calisthenics. Among his better-known screen roles are Greta Scacchi's decadent, untrustworthy aristocrat husband in White Mischief (1988), and homicidal South African diplomat Arjen Rudd in Lethal Weapon 2 (1990). On TV, Ackland was seen as C.S. Lewis in the 1985 BBC production of Shadowlands, and as Isaac in the 1994 made-for-cable Biblical drama Jacob. He has also provided voiceovers for the animated features A Midsummer's Night's Dream (1961) and Watership Down (1978). Over the coming decades, Ackland would appear in several projects over the coming decades, including K-19: The Widowmaker, Asylum, and Flawless.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Decline Of An Empire
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Katherine of Alexandria
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Prisoners Of The Sun
  • Actor
2013
64% How About You
  • Donald Vanston
2008
55% Flawless
  • Mka
$1.2M 2008
No Score Yet Hogfather
  • Mustrum Ridcully
2007
No Score Yet These Foolish Things
  • Albert
2007
No Score Yet In Search Of The Great Beast 666
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet In Search of the Great Beast: Aleister Crowley
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Moscow Zero
  • Tolstoy
2006
No Score Yet Above and Beyond
  • Winston Churchill
2006
36% Asylum
  • Jack Straffen
$0.3M 2005
No Score Yet Frederick Forsyth's Icon
  • Gen. Nikolayev
2005
No Score Yet A Different Loyalty
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Henry VIII
  • Actor
2003
27% No Good Deed
  • Mr. Quarre
2003
50% I'll Be There
  • Evil Edmonds
2003
60% K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Zelentsov
$35.2M 2002
No Score Yet Othello
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Milk
  • Vicar
2001
17% Passion of Mind
  • Dr. Langer
2000
No Score Yet Tales from the Madhouse
  • Actor
2000
28% Swept from the Sea
  • Mr. Swaffer
1998
46% Firelight
  • Lord Clare
1997
20% D3: The Mighty Ducks
  • Hans
1996
33% Surviving Picasso
  • Henri Matisse
1996
No Score Yet Deadly Voyage
  • Captain
1996
No Score Yet Hidden in Silence
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Daisies in December
  • Gerald Carmody
1995
5% A Kid in King Arthur's Court
  • King Arthur
1995
86% Citizen X
  • Bondarchuk
1995
No Score Yet Jacob
  • Isaac
1994
No Score Yet GIORGINO
  • Father Glaise
1994
No Score Yet The Princess and the Goblin
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Shameless
  • Insp. Sam Stringer
1994
25% Nowhere to Run
  • Franklin Hale
$22.2M 1993
43% Mother's Boys
  • Lansing
1993
15% The Mighty Ducks
  • Hans
1992
No Score Yet The Bridge
  • Smithson
1992
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Project: Shadowchaser
  • Kinderman
1992
54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  • De Nomolos
1991
0% Once Upon a Crime
  • Hercules Popodopoulos
1991
77% The Object of Beauty
  • Mr. Mercer
1991
No Score Yet A Murder of Quality
  • Terence Fielding
1991
79% A Zed and Two Noughts
  • Van Hoyten
1990
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Ian Fleming
  • German SS Generaloberst
1990
86% The Hunt for Red October
  • Andrei Lysenko
1990
No Score Yet Dimenticare Palermo
  • Uomo di Potere
1990
No Score Yet Jekyll & Hyde
  • Dr. Charles Lanyon
1990
83% Lethal Weapon 2
  • Arjen Rudd
1989
No Score Yet Codename: Kyril
  • 'C'
1989
80% To Kill a Priest
  • Colonel
1988
80% White Mischief
  • Sir John "Jock" Delves Broughton
1988
No Score Yet Pet Shop Boys - It Couldn't Happen Here
  • Priest/Murderer
1988
13% The Sicilian
  • Don Masino Croce
1987
No Score Yet Queenie
  • Sir Burton Rumsey
1987
57% Lady Jane
  • Sir John Bridges
1986
No Score Yet Shroud For A Nightingale
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Shadowlands
  • C.S. Lewis
1985
No Score Yet Coriolanus
  • Actor
1984
11% The Apple
  • Topps
1980
No Score Yet Rough Cut
  • Inspector Vanderveld
1980
62% Saint Jack
  • Yardley
1979
No Score Yet A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (The Big Scam)
  • Prison Warden (uncredited)
1979
82% Watership Down
  • Black Rabbit
1978
No Score Yet Silver Bears
  • Henry Foreman
1978
67% Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (Too Many Chefs)
  • Cantrell
1978
No Score Yet Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It
  • President
1977
No Score Yet Operation: Daybreak
  • Janak
1976
No Score Yet Royal Flash
  • Sapten
1975
No Score Yet One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
  • B.J. Spence
1975
No Score Yet Great Expectations
  • Joe Gargery
1974
No Score Yet The Little Prince
  • The King
1974
No Score Yet S*P*Y*S
  • Martinson
1974
No Score Yet The Black Windmill
  • Chief Superintendent Wray
1974
82% The Three Musketeers
  • D'Artagnan's Father
1973
No Score Yet Hitler: The Last Ten Days
  • Gen. Burgdorf
1973
No Score Yet Penny Gold
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet England Made Me
  • Haller
1973
No Score Yet The Mind Snatchers
  • Dr. Frederick
1972
No Score Yet Ascent of Man
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Villain
  • Edgar Lowis
1971
78% The House That Dripped Blood
  • Rogers
1971
No Score Yet Cry of the Penguins
  • Head of Board
1971
No Score Yet Crescendo
  • Carter
1970
43% Rasputin, the Mad Monk
  • The Bishop
1966
No Score Yet Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Quince
1963
No Score Yet Sen noci svatojanske (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Ghost Ship
  • Ron
1953
No Score Yet Seven Days to Noon
  • Actor
1950
71% Ghost Ship
  • Actor
1943

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Henry VII James Brabant
  • 2004
  • 2002

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