He acted in Harley Granville Barker's play, "The Madras House," in a National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Ronald Pickup, Elpseth March, Paul Rogers, Oliver Cotton, Brenda Blethyn, and Michael Medwin in the cast. William Gaskill was director.
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I do an awful lot of crap, but if it's not immoral, I don't mind. I'm a workaholic.
On the "BBC Desert Island Discs" radio program broadcast in August 2001, Ackland picked the music he would want with him if he was stranded on a desert island. His picks were, in apparently ascending order: - 1. Ralph Vaughan Williams
' "The Lark Ascending", Nigel Kennedy
with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
- 2. "Bailero" from "Songs of the Auvergne", ...
Deep, distinctive voice