Saturday, 29 February 2020

Britain is still a country for and says "Happy Birthday" to an old actor with a golden voice called Jos Ackland

Jos, who was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland is, 92 years old  today. He is that old English actor who has appeared in many stage productions and played more than 130 film and television roles from as far back as 1949. That's over 70 years in which he has thrilled British audiences with his presence and captivated them with his voice

Jos reads 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes (1906)

The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees, 
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, 
The road was a ribbon of moonlight looping the purple moor, 
And the highwayman came riding
Riding riding
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn door. 

In 2015, when he was 87, he reprised his 'Romeo and Juliet' speech from 70 years before.

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