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Joss Ackland
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Date of Birth: Feb 29, 1928

Country: UK

Biography: Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland CBE, 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.Ackland joined the Old Vic, appearing alongside other notable actors including Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Tom Courtenay. Ackland's career advanced with parts in The Sicilian, Lethal Weapon 2, The Hunt For Red October and White Mischief. He has also appeared in in Passion of Mind with Demi Moore...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 71 - You've Seen 0

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Decline of an Empire (2014)
Katherine, brought up as a nomad and living in the desert, was just a young girl when Emperor Maxentius, consumed by her beauty, impudence and uncanny talent for languages, abducted her, killing her family. The slaughter was witnessed by her young friend, Constantine, who would later grow up to become Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Years later when Constantine learns of Katherine's imprisonment at the hands of Maxentius, he led his army from York in a desperate bid to save her. (katherineofalexandria.com)
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Flawless (2008)
A crime/drama set in 1960 London, where a soon to retire janitor (Caine) convinces a glass-ceiling constrained American executive (Moore) to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer, the London Diamond Corporation. (imdb)
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How About You (2007)
HOW ABOUT YOU tells the story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the hardcore' remain. Their behavior is so terrible that the home faces closure as potential new residents are put off by their appalling antics.
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Hogfather (2006)
Hogfather (2006) - TV Movie
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 attempts to find out what has happened. (imdb)
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Asylum (2005)
Set in 1950's England, this tale of erotic obsession tells the story of Stella Raphael (Richardson), a restless, beautiful woman who desperately desires to find in romantic love the one thing that will change everything. (Paramount Classics)
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Icon (2005)
Icon (2005) - TV Movie
Ex-CIA spy Jason Monk (Patrick Swayze) emerges from retirement to stop a power-hungry despot in this adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's thriller. Monk knows the truth about Russian presidential candidate Komarov (Patrick Bergin), whose secret evil plans include genocide and whose head of security killed four of Monk's agents. Along with a Russian detective (Annika Peterson), Monk uncovers a deadly plot involving WMDs.
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An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair.
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
The film follows the heroism of Captain Alexei Vostrikov who, at the height of the Cold War, is ordered to take command of the nuclear missile submarine K-19 away from its original commander Captain Mikhail Polenin. Vostrikov's mission is to quickly ready the ill-prepared sub for her maiden voyage - no matter what the cost.
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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.
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service (1999)
Indiana, now a captain in the French army, is assigned to escort two Austrian princes to meet with Emperor Karl I and convince him to broker a peace deal with France and Britain at the expense of Austria's alliance with Germany. Two months later, at the French Embassy in Petrograd, Indy must decide between his loyalty to his friends and his work in French Intelligence when he is pressed to discover details of a possible bolshevik revolution in Russia which would cripple the French war effort. (IMDB)
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Swept from the Sea (1997)
The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very kind and helps him. Soon he becomes like a son for Dr. James Kennedy and romance between Yanko and Amy follows. (imdb)
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Firelight (1997)
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt
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D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
In the third episode of this series, the Ducks get scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a high ranking prep school. But as freshmen, they will have to face the snob varsity team... (imdb)
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
In 1943, a young painter, Fran├žoise Gilot (1921- ) meets Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), already the most celebrated artist in the world... (imdb)
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Deadly Voyage (1996)
When stowaways are found on board a Russian cargo ship, some of the officers and crew decide to dispose of them at sea. (imdb)
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Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995)
Shameless is an emotionally charged story about heroin, high living and the dramatic power of love as the last chance for survival. Antonia begins a slow descent into the self-destructive world of heroin addiction, when she meets Mike, in a chance encounter. After a night of passion, Antonia begins to fall in love and Mike knows he must use all of his resources to help Antonia overcome her habit soon or... it may kill her. (B. Butler)
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Daisies in December (1995)
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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Citizen X (1995)
Citizen X (1995) - TV Movie
Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case. (imdb)
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A Kid in King Arthur
Young Calvin Fuller is pulled into King Arthur's court by Merlin. His Mission: To save Camelot. To do this he must overcome the villian known as Lord Belascoe, train to become a knight, and rescue the Princess Catherine who has fallen in love with him. Ultimately, He must help Arthur regain his confidence before he can go home. (imdb)
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Giorgino (1994)
October 1918: After returning to the civil life, the young Doctor Giorgio Volli searches for a group of children, which he had been the care-taker of before the first world war began. However, soon the searching becomes a part of hide-and-seek with death. Giorgio finds a village bordered with a treacherous marsh and rumours of wolves. There he also meets the mysterious Catherine.... (imdb)
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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
In this new holiday "miracle", based on the 1947 film classic, a little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe... (imdb)
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Jacob (1994)
Jacob (1994) - TV Movie
In the land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless hunter with a voracious appetite for sensual pleasures. Jacob is a shepherd, more tender and compassionate than Esau. Just as Esau is the pride of his father, so is Jacob the apple of his mother's eye... (imdb)
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The Princess and the Goblin (1993)
George MacDonald's story about the princess who saves her kingdom from goblins is given the animated treatment... (imdb)
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Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, they panic and become fugitives. Other victims of misfortune also become suspects, as the plot twists and luck and judgment desert everyone. (imdb)
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Sherlock Holmes and the Incident at Victoria Falls (1992)
Holmes is about to retire to Sussex and keep bees when the king sends him on a mission to South Africa to retrieve the Star of Africa diamond. Complications arise and Holmes meets several historical characters including ex-President Theodore Roosevelt, portrayed by Claude Akins, and Lillie Langtry, played by Jenny Seagrove. He also encounters the fictional character A. J. Raffles. (wikipedia.org)
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Project: Shadowchaser (1992)
Terrorists with an indestructible robot take over a high-rise hospital in order to kidnap the president's daughter. (imdb)
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The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team... (imdb)
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They Do It with Mirrors (1991)
When Miss Marple is invited to the manor house of an old friend, it is not long before a puzzling murder puts her mind to work. (imdb)
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A Murder of Quality (1991)
Taken from the book by John le Carre, George Smiley rallies to the aid of his former intelligence colleague.
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The Object of Beauty (1991)
Jak & Tina are an American couple staying in London. Faced with a hotel bill they can't pay Jake proposes to sell Tina's Henry Moore sculpture. Tina refuses but comes up with a different way of making money. (Own summary)
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Bill and Ted
Bill and Ted are killed by their evil twins -- robot agents from the future -- and find themselves transported to the fiery depths below. They gamble with the Grim Reaper and end up traveling through heaven to find a great scientist to help them blow their evil twins to smithereens. (MGM)
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Jekyll & Hyde (1990)
A television movie adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's parable of humanity's ambiguous moral nature. (TCM.com)
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The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990)
The Secret Life of Ian Fleming follows the exciting life of a dashing young Ian Fleming, the mastermind behind the highly successful James Bond books and movies. (imdb)
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst (Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it-because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. (Paramount Pictures)
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Tre colonne in cronaca (1990)
The movie tells the story of an italian politician's shady attempt to take over a newspaper of the opposition.
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The Palermo Connection  (1990)
Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election... (imdb)
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The Man who Lived at the Ritz (1989)
The art treasures of Paris are the prize in this tale of intrigue and suspense, set in Nazi-occupied Paris and featuring a cast of characters including Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goerring, Coco Chanel, Lindbergh, and Hemingway
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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities. (imdb)
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White Mischief (1988)
A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse races. She begins a torrid affair with one of the bon vivants, and her husband finds out and confronts them... (imdb)
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it. (imdb)
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Queenie (1987)
Queenie (1987) - TV Movie
A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage. (imdb)
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It Couldn
A young boy's holiday at a seaside resort includes a crazy blind priest, nuns in suspenders and a whole bunch of fat ladies. (imdb)
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The Sicilian (1987)
Giuliano robs from the rich conservative landowners to give to the poor, serf-like peasants, who in turn hail him as their savior. As his popularity grows, so does his ego, and he eventually thinks he is above the power of his backer, Mafia Don Masino Croce. The Don, in turn, sets out to kill the upstart by convincing his cousin and closest advisor Gaspare to assassinate him. (imdb)
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Lady Jane (1986)
The tale of the nine-day queen of England, Lady Jane Grey, then cousin to King Edward and his sisters Mary and Elizabeth.
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Shadowlands (1985)
Renowned author, Christian apologist, and Oxford medieval scholar C.S. Lewis agrees to marry the divorced American poet Joy Davidman Gresham, to allow her and her two sons to stay in England. But what began as an act of charity by the confirmed bachelor becomes a deep and abiding love and they marry again, "before God." Alas, Joy becomes gravely ill... (imdb)
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A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving the car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird (imdb)
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Rough Cut (1980)
A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved. (imdb)
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The Apple (1980)
Musical set in the 'future', e.g. 1994. A young couple enters the world of the music industry, but also the world of drugs. (imdb)
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Saint Jack (1979)
Jack Flowers, an American hustler is trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel himself and returning to the States to lead a life of luxury. Savvy but not unsavory he strikes up a friendship with William Leigh, a genial and decent auditor who travels to Singapore every year. (imdb)
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979)
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (imdb)
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Silver Bears (1978)
Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (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. (imdb)
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One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.
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Operation Daybreak (1975)
In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia... (imdb)
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Royal Flash (1975)
Ne'er-do-well Harry Flashman is coerced by Otto von Bismark into impersonating a prince. (imdb)
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S*P*Y*S (1974)
Two CIA agents make a costly error on an easy mission and soon everyone is looking to kill them. With the KGB, the Anarchists and the CIA all involved, the two agents' bumbling antics tear up the streets of Paris.
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Penny Gold (1974)
While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister. (imdb)
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Great Expectations (1974)
Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of these events. (imdb)
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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. (imdb)
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The Little Prince (1974)
A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet. (imdb)
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England Made Me (1973)
Based on a novel by Graham Greene that uses the rise of Nazi Germany as its backdrop, this drama stars Michael York as Anthony Farrant, an idealistic young British businessman. On his way home after a trip to the Far East, Anthony takes a friend up on her advice and makes a stop in Germany, where he calls upon Erich Krogh (Peter Finch), a highly successful financier. (allmovie.com)
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
A fictional account of Hitler's last days, as played by Alec Guinness.
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The Ascent of Man (1973)
An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements. (imdb)
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The Mind Snatchers (1972)
A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain. (imdb)
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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation... (imdb)
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Villain (1971)
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. (imdb)
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Crescendo (1970)
A music student goes to France to visit with the widow of a dead composer for her thesis. The widow has two creepy servants and a heroin addicted wheelchair bound son. The women falls for the son and from there insanity ensues.
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Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to power and eventual assassination are depicted in an attempt to explain his extraordinary power and influence. (imdb)
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In Search of the Castaways (1962)
The Grant children know their shipwrecked father must still be alive. Didn't he send them a message in a bottle? They search, through earthquake, fire, flood, and cannibal tribe. (imdb)
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Sen noci svatojanske (1959)
A Stop-Motion animation based on the famous Shakespeare play.
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Ghost Ship (1952)
A luxury ship is haunted by the ghosts of a crew that had disappeared off the ship years before. (imdb)
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Landfall (1949)
Rick (Michael Denison) is a costal command pilot patrolling the English Channel for U-Boats. He sinks what he believes is a German submarine, but which later proves to be British. He is charged with neglect and volunteers for a perilous mission. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Mona (Patricia Plunkett), through some odd information she has picked up, is trying to prove that Rick is innocent of the charges and actually did sink a German U-Boat. (imdb)
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