Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland, also known as "Joss Ackland", is a respected actor. Throughout his career, he appeared in more than 130s film and television roles. His successful film credit includes Lethal Weapon 2, White Mischief, The Sicilian and The Hunt for Red October. He is the son of Ruth and Sydney Norman Ackland. He was trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Moving on to Joss Ackland's personal life, he is a widower. He once was a married man, who lived each of his days with happiness and joy with his beloved wife until she passed away. She died of motor neurone disease. They were married for almost 51 years and were blessed with 7 children. Their eldest son died at the young age of 29 due to an overdose of Heroin.