English Actor

Joss Ackland

  • Feb 29, 1928 (age 92)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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2014
Decline of an Empire
MovieAug 12, 2014

Decline of an Empire

Constantine joins the Roman army to find his missing childhood …
Constantine joins the Roman army to find his missing childhood friend. Once alerted to his friend's whereabouts, he prepares for an all out war between the East and the West.
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2013
Prisoners of the Sun
MovieDec 12, 2013

Prisoners of the Sun

A multinational expedition discovers a lost city beneath …
A multinational expedition discovers a lost city beneath a pyramid, where they must stop the reawakened gods of ancient Egypt from initiating the Apocalypse.
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2007
How About You
MovieOct 4, 2007

How About You

How About You is a 2007 Irish film directed by Anthony Byrne. …
How About You is a 2007 Irish film directed by Anthony Byrne. The film is based on a short story sometimes published as "How About You" and sometimes published as "The Hard Core" in This Year It Will Be Different, a collection of short stories by Maeve Binchy. It tells the story of a young woman named Ellie who is left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, during Christmas period. Most of the residents have gone with their families during the holidays, but four residents, known as the hardcore, remain. Their behaviour will cause lots of trouble and will lead to the residence facing closure.
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Kingdom
TV ShowApr 22, 2007

Kingdom

Kingdom is a British television series produced by Parallel …
Kingdom is a British television series produced by Parallel Film and Television Productions for the ITV network. It was created by Simon Wheeler and stars Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and the strange locals who come to him for legal assistance. The series also starred Hermione Norris, Celia Imrie, Karl Davies, Phyllida Law and Tony Slattery.
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Flawless
MovieFeb 11, 2007

Flawless

London, 1960. Laura Quinn is the lone female executive at …
London, 1960. Laura Quinn is the lone female executive at London Diamond Corporation. She is frustrated as her talents are rarely acknowledged and her less-experienced male co-workers are promoted ahead of her. She is shocked, but intrigued, when the mild-mannered night janitor, Mr. Hobbs, approaches her with a daring but simple plan to steal a handful of diamonds from the vault. Laura agrees to help, but she is soon in over her head. And it is not long before insurance investigator Mr. Finch has his eyes on her.
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2006
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather
MovieDec 17, 2006

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to …
It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.
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2005
Icon
MovieMay 30, 2005

Icon

On the eve of the elections in Russia, there's an outbreak …
On the eve of the elections in Russia, there's an outbreak of a mysterious disease. The British are curious to find out what's going on, so they need to send someone. An official knows ...
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2003
Henry VIII
MovieOct 12, 2003

Henry VIII

Two part mini-series documenting the stormy thirty-eight-year …
Two part mini-series documenting the stormy thirty-eight-year reign of King Henry VIII.
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2002
K-19: The Widowmaker
MovieJul 19, 2002

K-19: The Widowmaker

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on …
When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
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No Good Deed
MovieJun 29, 2002

No Good Deed

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway …
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.
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2000
Passion of Mind
MovieJan 7, 2000

Passion of Mind

A psychological romantic thriller where fantasy and reality …
A psychological romantic thriller where fantasy and reality become indistinguishable for a woman leading a double life in her dreams.
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1998
Heat of the Sun
TV ShowJan 28, 1998

Heat of the Sun

Heat of the Sun is a British television crime drama …
Heat of the Sun is a British television crime drama series, created by Russell Lewis and Timothy Prager, that first aired on ITV on 28 January 1998. Set in 1930s Kenya, the series stars Trevor Eve as Superintendent Albert Tyburn, a Scotland Yard criminal investigations officer who is sent to work in Nairobi to reveal the underside of the expatriate community in Kenya, exploring murders against issue of race and class, drug use, and sexuality. Susannah Harker stars as his romantic interest, Emma Fitzgerald, an aviator who is modelled on Beryl Markham. The series was a joint production between Carlton Productions and WGBH Boston.
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1997
Midsomer Murders
TV ShowMar 23, 1997

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama …
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. A major success in viewership since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide in numerous countries.
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1996
D3: The Mighty Ducks
MovieOct 4, 1996

D3: The Mighty Ducks

The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives …
The unruly team of hockey misfits grows up a bit and receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where they take on the snotty varsity team.
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1995
Daisies in December
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MovieDec 3, 1995

Daisies in December

A grumpy senior citizen dumped at a retirement home by his …
A grumpy senior citizen dumped at a retirement home by his vacationing family finds love with a new acquaintance who hides a secret.
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A Kid in King Arthur's Court
MovieAug 11, 1995

A Kid in King Arthur's Court

Young Calvin Fuller is pulled …
Young Calvin Fuller is pulled into King Arthur's court by Merlin. His mission: to save Camelot. To do this he must overcome the villain known as Lord Belascoe, train to become a knight, and rescue the Princess Katherine, who has fallen in love with him. Ultimately, He must help Arthur regain his confidence before he can go home.
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1993
Nowhere to Run
MovieJan 14, 1993

Nowhere to Run

Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless …
Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.
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1992
The Mighty Ducks
MovieSep 20, 1992

The Mighty Ducks

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community …
A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.
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Once Upon a Crime...
MovieMar 6, 1992

Once Upon a Crime...

A group of bumbling Americans in Europe get mixed up in a …
A group of bumbling Americans in Europe get mixed up in a murder while trying to collect a reward for a lost dog in this frantic farce.
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Incident at Victoria Falls
MovieJan 12, 1992

Incident at Victoria Falls

King Edward ask Sherlock …
King Edward ask Sherlock Holmes to perform one more task before his retirement: to safeguard the Star of Africa on a trip to Cape Town. Soon the fabled jewel is stolen and several people end up being murdered.
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1991
A Murder of Quality
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MovieOct 13, 1991

A Murder of Quality

Taken from the book by John le Carré, George Smiley rallies …
Taken from the book by John le Carré, George Smiley rallies to the aid of his former intelligence colleague, Ailsa Brimley, to investigate a mysterious letter from a junior master's wife at...
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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
MovieJul 19, 1991

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

A tyrant from the future …
A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.
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1990
The Princess and the Goblin
MovieDec 16, 1990

The Princess and the Goblin

The story is about the …
The story is about the adventurous Princess Irene. The princess is off playing in the woods when she is attacked by goblins pets. She is saved by a mining young warrior boy named Curty. They quickly become friends and get into a lot of trouble. The goblins attack and Irene must rely on her own magic to save Curty, and in turn the entire kingdom.
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The Hunt for Red October
MovieMar 2, 1990

The Hunt for Red October

In November 1984, the …
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
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Nomination1990

Best Actor

Nominated for "First and Last".
British Academy Television Award
1989
Lethal Weapon 2
MovieJul 5, 1989

Lethal Weapon 2

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats …
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
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Shadowlands
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MovieJun 15, 1989

Shadowlands

Shadowlands is a play by William Nicholson. It was first shown …
Shadowlands is a play by William Nicholson. It was first shown as a television film in 1985, directed by Norman Stone and produced by David M. Thompson for BBC Wales. It was later adapted for the stage, premiering on Broadway in 1990 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. A third version was released in 1993 as a feature film directed by Richard Attenborough.
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1989

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "White Mischief".
BAFTA Award
1988
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1988

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "White Mischief".
BAFTA Award
1987
White Mischief
MovieNov 10, 1987

White Mischief

In 1940s Kenya, a married couple join other affluent British …
In 1940s Kenya, a married couple join other affluent British expatriates in a lifestyle of recklessness and excess, but soon find themselves in a troubling situation.
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It Couldn't Happen Here
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MovieNov 1, 1987

It Couldn't Happen Here

Pet Shop Boys Chris Lowe …
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 (and sinister) faces. The movie also features some of the Pet Shop Boys' most popular records.
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The Sicilian
MovieOct 23, 1987

The Sicilian

Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, …
Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
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Queenie
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MovieMay 10, 1987

Queenie

Queenie was a 1987 ABC miniseries based on the …
Queenie was a 1987 ABC miniseries based on the eponymous novel by Michael Korda. Winston Beard (a pseudonym for James Goldman) and April Smith adapted the novel for television, with Larry Peerce directing.
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1986
Lady Jane
MovieFeb 7, 1986

Lady Jane

The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos …
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son King Edward VI is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guilford, to Lady Jane Grey, whom he places on the throne after Edward dies. At first hostile to each other, Guilford and Jane fall in love. But they cannot withstand the course of power which will lead to their ultimate downfall.
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1984
Sherlock Holmes
TV ShowApr 24, 1984

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is the overall title given to the series of …
Sherlock Holmes is the overall title given to the series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by the British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994. The first two series were shown under the title The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and were followed by subsequent series with the titles of other short story collections by Arthur Conan Doyle. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK and starred Jeremy Brett (who had earlier portrayed Dr Watson on stage in the Los Angeles production of The Crucifer of Blood ) as the famous detective. His portrayal remains very popular and is accepted by some as the definitive on-screen version of Sherlock Holmes.
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1982
Nomination1982

Actor of the Year in a Revival

Nominated for "Henry IV, Part 1".
Laurence Olivier Award
1980
The Apple
MovieOct 1, 1980

The Apple

In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, …
In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.
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1979
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
TV ShowSep 10, 1979

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a …
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 1979 seven-part drama spy miniseries made by BBC TV. John Irvin directed and Jonathan Powell produced this adaptation of John le Carré's novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974). The miniseries, which stars Alec Guinness, Alexander Knox, Ian Richardson, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Bannen, George Sewell and Michael Aldridge, was shown in the United Kingdom from 10 September to 22 October 1979 and in the United States beginning on 29 September 1980.
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1978
Watership Down
MovieOct 14, 1978

Watership Down

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face …
A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.
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Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
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MovieSep 13, 1978

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

Mystery abounds when it is …
Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the (many) self-proclaimed greatest Chefs in Europe demand the mystery be solved.
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1977
Silver Bears
MovieJun 3, 1977

Silver Bears

Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Sir Michael Caine) is sent by …
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Sir Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan), consists of some shabby offices above a restaurant. To make up for this, the Prince suggests that Fletcher invests in a silver mine owned by Shireen and Agha Firdausi (Stéphane Audran and David Warner). This solves one problem, but the mine also attracts the attention of some of the most powerful people in the silver business. Fletcher must pull out all of his wheeler-dealing skills in order to keep hold of everything for which he's worked, in the process romancing a banker's discontented wife (Cybill Shepherd).
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1975
Operation Daybreak
MovieNov 1, 1975

Operation Daybreak

In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich …
In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in London to authorize a secret mission to kill the man who has come to be known as "The Butcher of Prague". The film shows the operation leading up to Heydrich's death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it.
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Royal Flash
MovieAug 1, 1975

Royal Flash

Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) of the British …
Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) of the British Army is a cad, a coward, and a lecher who always seems to come off inadvertently heroic. While romancing renowned courtesan Lola Montez (Florinda Bolkan), Harry is recruited against his will by Otto Von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) to substitute for a look-a-like Prussian Prince ostensibly in order to help Bismarck enlarge his hold over German duchies. But Bismarck has something more sinister in mind for Harry and the Prince.
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One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
MovieJul 9, 1975

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

A suspected Western spy …
A suspected Western spy steals a secret microfilm from China and hides it in the skeleton of a museum dinosaur, prompting a frantic search for it by various interested parties.
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The Sweeney
TV ShowJan 2, 1975

The Sweeney

The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama …
The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. It stars John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman as his partner, Detective Sergeant George Carter. The programme's title derives from "Sweeney Todd", which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad". Produced by Thames Television subsidiary Euston Films for broadcast on the ITV network. It began as a television film Regan written by Ian Kennedy Martin, brother of Troy Kennedy Martin, who wrote several episodes and also the second film. Such was its popularity in the UK that it spawned two feature film spin-offs, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2. In the early 1990s repeats aired on UK Gold, but repeats currently air on ITV4...
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1974
Great Expectations
MovieNov 22, 1974

Great Expectations

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with …
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
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The Black Windmill
MovieMay 17, 1974

The Black Windmill

A British Agent's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
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1973
The Three Musketeers
MovieDec 11, 1973

The Three Musketeers

The young D'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives in Paris with …
The young D'Artagnan (Michael York) arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a King's Musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos (Oliver Reed), Porthos (Frank Finlay), and Aramis (Richard Chamberlain), each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are Musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu (Charlton Heston), who wishes to increase his already considerable power over King Louis XIII (Jean-Pierre Cassel). D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux (Raquel Welch) and the passionate Lady De Winter (Faye Dunaway), a secret agent for the Cardinal.
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Penny Gold
MovieJun 22, 1973

Penny Gold

While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a …
While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister.
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1971
Villain
MovieMay 26, 1971

Villain

Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother …
Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped, afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic, who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe, plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmailing of Members of Parliament with a taste for unorthodox sex. Scotland Yard Police Inspector Matthews, playing Javert to Vic's Jean Valjean, is moving in on him and the gang. Gang-member Edgar is hospitalized for an ulcer, and Inspector Matthews might be able to make him sing. Will Edgar spill the beans to the coppers before Vic can silence him?
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The House That Dripped Blood
MovieFeb 21, 1971

The House That Dripped Blood

An anthology of four horror …
An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the U.K.
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1966
Rasputin the Mad Monk
MovieMar 6, 1966

Rasputin the Mad Monk

Thrown out of his monestary …
Thrown out of his monestary for licentious and drunken behaviour, Rasputin travels to St Petersburg to try his luck. Through a daliance with one of the czarina's ladies in waiting he soon gains influence at court with his powers of healing and of hypnotism. But he also makes enemies who wish to see him dead.
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1962
Z-Cars
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TV ShowJan 2, 1962

Z-Cars

Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama …
Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Lancashire. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in January 1962 and ran until September 1978.
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1952
Melanie Ackland
Child1952

Melanie Ackland

Melanie Ackland was born in 1952 in London, England. She is …
Melanie Ackland was born in 1952 in London, England. She is an actress, known for S*P*Y*S (1974) and The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970).
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1951
Rosemary Kirkcaldy
MarriageAugust 1951

Rosemary Kirkcaldy

Married Rosemary Kirkcaldy.
1928
Joss Ackland
BirthFebruary 1928

Joss Ackland

Joss Ackland was born.
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