Joss Ackland, an actor known for his roles in productions such as ‘Lethal Weapon 2’ and ‘The Hunt for Red October’, has died. The interpreter was 95 years old.
According to The Hollywood ReporterAckland died November 19 of natural causes and accompanied by his family. “With his distinctive voice and commanding presence, Ackland brought a unique intensity and seriousness to his roles. He will be remembered as one of Britain’s most talented and beloved actors,” his family said in a statement reported by the BBC. .
Born February 29, 1928 In London, Ackland worked for several regional theater companies and ended up joining the iconic Old Vic. His first credited role dates back to 1952, when he appeared in the film ‘Ghost Ship’. Throughout his career he has participated in productions such as ‘Lethal Weapon 2’ alongside Mel Gibson; ‘We are the best’ with Emilio Estévez; ‘The Hunt for Red October’ with Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin or ‘The Amazing Journey of Bill and Ted’ with Keanu Reeves. At the beginning of his career, he also appeared occasionally in television series such as ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘David Copperfield’ or ‘The Avengers’.
“I’ve done a lot of rubbish, but, If it’s not immoral, I don’t care. I am addicted to work. Sometimes it is a form of masochism. I was in ‘Mad Dogs And Englishmen’, a Liz Hurley thing, which was awful and rightly ripped to shreds. Then I was in ‘Passion for Living’ last year with Demi Moore. Terrible script. Horrible, actually, but I needed the money. “She’s fine, she’s not very bright or talented,” Ackland stated about her filmography in an interview with The Guardian in 2001.