Movie legend appears at Edinburgh Book Festival
By Alexander Lawrie
RENOWNED actor Joss Ackland captivated his audience when he appeared at the Edinburgh Book Festival yesterday.
Ackland, 81, was reading from his moving and poignant memoir which covers his 50-year relationship with his wife Rosemary who passed away in 2002.
After Rosemary’s death, Ackland discovered her diaries which she had been writing since the age of 15.
In the book, My Better Half and Me, Ackland guides the reader through the loving couple’s life together, including his rise from struggling actor to world-famous movie star.
Ackland CBE has appeared in over 130 movies, and is most famous for his portrayal of the author C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands.
He has also played parts in The Hunt for Red October, Lethal Weapon 2 and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.
The respected thespian also had a walk-on part in the Pet Shops Boys’ video for their smash hit version of ‘Always on my Mind’ in 1987.
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