Joss Ackland Net Worth

Joss Ackland Biography

Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland, also referred to as “Joss Ackland”, is a respected actor. Throughout his profession, he appeared in a lot more than 130s film and tv roles. His effective film credit contains Lethal Weapon 2, Light Mischief, The Sicilian and The Search for Red October. He’s the boy of Ruth and Sydney Norman Ackland. He was educated at the Central College of Speech and Drama. She died of electric motor neurone disease. He was previously a married guy, who resided each of his times with happiness and pleasure with his much loved wife until she passed on. Shifting to Joss Ackland’s personal lifestyle, he’s a widower. His superstar sign is certainly Pisces. Their eldest boy died at the youthful age of 29 because of an overdose of Heroin. He was created as Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland in 29 February 1928. Ackland was created in North Kensington, London, England and in addition he spent his childhood in his indigenous birth place. He was created as the boy of dad Ruth (Izod) and mom Sydney Norman Ackland. These were married for nearly 51 years and had been blessed with 7 kids. His eldest boy Paul died in 1982 deu to a heroin overdose. His ethnicity is certainly White. Later at age seven two he dropped his wife due to electric motor neuron disease, and passed away 25 July 2002. Joss Ackland attended the Central College of Speech and Drama and got educated. Ackland and his wife, the previous Rosemary Kirkcaldy struggled primarily as Ackland’s acting profession was in its infancy. Afterwards they shifted to Kenya where they maintained a tea plantation for half a year. He has often discussed his pain of shedding his wife in a number of interviews. From the time of debut he afterwards appeared in many best movies in lead function The Three Musketeers (1973), The Black Windmill (1974), Silver Bears (1978), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Tre colonne in cronaca (1990), Asylum (2005), Prisoners of sunlight (2013), Katherine of Alexandria (2014). At the 17 Ackland produced his professional stage debut in The Hasty Center. In 1957 he made an appearance in Television series Destination Downing Road. The other famous Television series he appeared will be the Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1963), Mystery and Imagination (1966), Prior to the Party (1969), Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973), Light Mischief (1987), A FEMALE Called Jackie (1991). Ackland produced his film debut from 1949 British battle film Landfall. In 1957 after 2 yrs in South Africa they came back to England. Discussing his private lifestyle he provides struggled to maintain position where he’s today. His locks color is certainly grey and eyesight color is blue. These were happily wedded for fifty one years. He has enchanting very character. Joss’s nationality is certainly English and retains citizenship of England. Being truly a great actor, information regarding his brother and sibling isn’t updated however. He also released diaries of her wife under name My SPOUSE and Me: A romance that lasted fifty years, which present his affection for his wife. But afterwards realizing it was harmful they shifted to Cape City, South Africa, and attended regular acting careers in South Africa. Presently he is coping with his kids and grand kids. This eighty one years outdated English actor has taken care of his health. Even as of this age group he seems proficient at television and film display screen. They have seven kids and 32 grand kids. He has elevation of 6 foot one inches. On August 1951, Ackland and his wife had been married at age 23 and 22 respectively. Being truly a among the senior British actor he might have maintained great net worth nonetheless it isn’t updated yet.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJoss Ackland
Height1.85 m
EducationRoyal Central School of Speech & Drama
SpouseRosemary Kirkcaldy
ChildrenPaul Ackland, Antonia Ackland, Samantha Ackland, Toby Ackland, Penelope Ackland, Melanie Ackland, Kirsty Ackland
ParentsSydney Norman Ackland, Ruth Ackland
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a Revival
MoviesLethal Weapon 2, The Mighty Ducks, The Hunt for Red October, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, White Mischief, K-19: The Widowmaker, Nowhere to Run, The Sicilian, The Little Prince, Operation Daybreak, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Surviving Picasso, Citizen X, A Zed & Two Noughts, The House That Dripped Blood, A Kid in King Arthur's Court, No Good Deed, Flawless, The Object of Beauty, Passion of Mind, To Kill a Priest, Firelight, Swept from the Sea, Hitler: The Last Ten Days, The Three Musketeers, Prisoners of the Sun, Royal Flash, Once Upon a Crime, Miracle on 34th Street, The Happiness Cage, The Apple, Decline of an Empire, S*P*Y*S, Shadowlands, Lady Jane, Saint Jack, A Murder of Quality, Moscow Zero, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing, The Palermo Connection, Silver Bears, Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming, The Princess and the Goblin, Daisies in December, It Couldn't Happen Here, Jekyll & Hyde, A Woman Named Jackie, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, England Made Me, Hidden In Silence, The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It
TV ShowsA Woman Named Jackie, Codename: Kyril, Henry VIII, The Ascent of Man, Above and Beyond, Crusoe, Pinocchio, Heat of the Sun, The Crezz, Ashenden, Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls, The Further Adventures of the Three Musketeers, A Question of Guilt, White Bear's Secret, Death of a Salesman, The Man Who Lived at the Ritz, Hogfather

Interesting Facts

1 He dubbed the voice of chaerea (paolo bonacelli) in the english language version of 'caligula'.
2 Joss Ackland has made two appearances in two filmed John le Carré adaptations. The first was in an episode of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) [See: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Smiley Sets a Trap (1979)] and the second and final appearance was in the tele-movie A Murder of Quality (1991). Ackland appeared in each type of television adaptation of a John le Carré novel, both a tele-movie and a TV mini-series. The two TV productions were made and first broadcast around a dozen years apart.
3 He has two roles in common with Michael York: (1) Ackland played d'Artagnan in The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (1967) while York played him in The Three Musketeers (1973) (in which Ackland played his father), The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974), The Return of the Musketeers (1989) and La Femme Musketeer (2004) and (2) Ackland played King Arthur in A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) while York played him in The Wonderful World of Disney: A Knight in Camelot (1998).
4 He played d'Artagnan in The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (1967) and his father in The Three Musketeers (1973).
5 He was considered for the roles of Dr. Hans Fallada, Dr. Bukovsky and Sir Percy Heseltine in Lifeforce (1985). The roles eventually went to Frank Finlay, Michael Gothard and Aubrey Morris respectively.
6 Performed (with Denholm Elliott) the first gay kiss seen on a West End stage in John Mortimer's play Bermondsey in 1971.
7 Grandfather of Polly Cameron.
8 Grandfather-in-law of Shaun Dooley.
9 He has an entry in "Dictionnaire du Cinéma/Les Acteurs" by Jean Tulard, published in Paris in 2007 (page 11).
10 Frequently cast as Russian dignitaries or bureaucrats.
11 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", Victoria de los Angeles with Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux conducted by Jean-Pierre Jacquillat - 3. "Moon River" sung by Audrey Hepburn - 4. Stephen Sondheim's "Children Will Listen" from "Into the Woods", performed by Bernadette Peters - 5. Nina Simone's cover of "Mr. Bojangles" - 6. Sondheim's "Losing My Mind", sung by Barbara Cook - 7. Jean Sibelius' "Violin Concerto", Ivry Gitlis with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jascha Horenstein - 8. Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt's "My Cup Runneth Over", performed by Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Ackland said that if he was limited to just one record, it would be No. 8, "My Cup Runneth Over". For books, in addition to The Bible and the Complete Works of Shakespeare, he would want Samuel Pepys's Diary. His luxury would be a huge jar of licorice.
12 His son, Paul, worked as a builder.
13 Has five daughters (Melanie, Antonia, Penelope, Samantha and Kirsty) and one son (Toby). His eldest son, Paul, died of a heroin overdose in 1982.
14 He studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.
15 He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.


1 Deep, distinctive voice


1 I was in Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995), with Liz Hurley [Elizabeth Hurley], which was God-awful and quite rightly torn to shreds. Then there was Passion of Mind (2000) last year with Demi Moore. Terrible script. Awful, actually, but I needed the money. She's alright, not very bright or talented. I imagine she and Bruce Willis together were a joy to behold.
2 I do an awful lot of crap, but if it's not immoral, I don't mind. I'm a workaholic.
3 I'm so tired of not being able to make a movie without a car chase, or the villain dying twice. It's all exactly the same.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Ashenden (1991)
1990 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor First and Last (1989)
1989 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role White Mischief (1987)



Olympus Force: The Key 1988 George Grossopoulos
To Kill a Priest 1988 Colonel
Codename: Kyril 1988 TV Mini-Series 'C'
Tales of the Unexpected 1980-1988 TV Series Colonel George Peregrine / Jack Cutler
When We Are Married 1987 TV Movie Henry Ormonroyd
White Mischief 1987 'Jock' Delves Broughton
It Couldn't Happen Here 1987 Priest / murderer
Pet Shop Boys: Always on My Mind 1987 Video short Eccentric Passenger
The Sicilian 1987 Don Masino Croce
A Killing on the Exchange 1987 TV Mini-Series Sir Max Sillman
Queenie 1987 TV Series Sir Burton Rumsey
Omnibus 1986 TV Series documentary Rodin
The Great White Mountain 1986 TV Movie Joseph Paccard
Lady Jane 1986 Sir John Bridges
Shadowlands 1985 TV Movie C.S. Lewis
A Zed & Two Noughts 1985 Van Hoyten
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1985 TV Series Jephro Rucastle
The Tragedy of Coriolanus 1984 TV Movie Menenius
Shroud for a Nightingale 1984 TV Mini-Series Stephen Courtney-Briggs, surgeon
The Barretts of Wimpole Street 1982 TV Movie Edward Moulton-Barrett
Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull 1982 TV Mini-Series Mr. Twentyman
BBC2 Playhouse 1981 TV Series Father / Major Orpen
Thicker Than Water 1981 TV Series Joseph Lockwood
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective 1981 TV Movie Chief Insp. Yardbird
The Apple 1980 Mr. Topps Hippie Leader
The Gentle Touch 1980 TV Series Ivor Stocker
Closing Ranks 1980 TV Movie Victor Rogachev
Rough Cut 1980 Insp. Vanderveld
The Love Tapes 1980 TV Movie Narrator (voice, uncredited)
A Question of Guilt 1980 TV Series Samuel Kent Mr. Kent
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 1979 Prison Warden (uncredited)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 1979 TV Mini-Series Jerry Westerby
Caligula 1979 Chaerea (voice, uncredited)
Turtle's Progress 1979 TV Series Benny D-Day
Saint Jack 1979 Yardley
The Sweeney 1978 TV Series Alan Ember
Watership Down 1978 Black Rabbit (voice)
Return of the Saint 1978 TV Series Gunther
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 1978 Cantrell
The Greek Tycoon 1978 uncredited
Enemy at the Door 1978 TV Series Major General Laidlaw
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It 1977 President
Silver Bears 1977 Henry Foreman
The Crezz 1976 TV Series Charles Bronte
Centre Play 1976 TV Series Doctor
Operation: Daybreak 1975 Janák
Royal Flash 1975 Sapten
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing 1975 B.J. Spence
Great Expectations 1974 TV Movie Joe Gargery
The Little Prince 1974 The King
Miss Nightingale 1974 TV Movie Lord Palmerston
S*P*Y*S 1974 Martinson
The Black Windmill 1974 Chief Supt. Wray
The Protectors 1974 TV Series Arthur Gordon
The Three Musketeers 1973 D'Artagnan's Father
Great Mysteries 1973 TV Series Detective Inspector Hud
England Made Me 1973 Haller
Penny Gold 1973 Jones
Hitler: The Last Ten Days 1973 General Burgdorf
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 1973 TV Series Grubber
Play for Today 1970-1973 TV Series Malcolmson / Ellis Cripper / Albert
Six Faces 1972 TV Series Harry Mellor
Country Matters 1972 TV Mini-Series Potter-Jones
The Mind Snatchers 1972 TV Movie Dr. Frederick
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1972 TV Series Councillor Horne
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1971-1972 TV Series The Man / The Applicant
The Persuaders! 1972 TV Series Felix Meadowes
Justice 1972 TV Series Sir Robert Beste
Cry of the Penguins 1971 Head of Board
Shirley's World 1971 TV Series Inspector Vaughn
Villain 1971 Edgar Lowis
The House That Dripped Blood 1971 Neville Rogers (segment 2 "Waxworks")
Crescendo 1970 Carter
BBC Play of the Month 1966-1970 TV Series Chebutykin Charley
Canterbury Tales 1969 TV Series Host
W. Somerset Maugham 1969 TV Series Harold Bannon
The Gold Robbers 1969 TV Mini-Series Derek Hartford
The Avengers 1969 TV Series Brigadier Hansing
Z Cars 1964-1968 TV Series Det. Insp. Todd / Mr. Shields
Mystery and Imagination 1966-1968 TV Series Mr. Smedhurst / Herr Scavenius
Mogul 1966-1968 TV Series Sam Jardine / Lewis / Considine / ...
The Wednesday Play 1965-1967 TV Series Cornelius / Tom Gorbet
Trapped 1967 TV Series
The Further Adventures of the Musketeers 1967 TV Series d'Artagnan
Armchair Theatre 1965-1967 TV Series Mr Green / Frank Penfold
Theatre 625 1965-1966 TV Series John Hinks / Fred / Hockey Jagger
Thirteen Against Fate 1966 TV Series Bernard Jeantet
Lord Raingo 1966 TV Series Tom Hogarth
David Copperfield 1966 TV Series Mr. Peggotty
Dr. Finlay's Casebook 1966 TV Series John MacEwan
Rasputin: The Mad Monk 1966 The Bishop
No Hiding Place 1965 TV Series Sam
The Good Soldier Schweik 1965 TV Movie Chaplain / Police Sergeant
Blackmail 1965 TV Series Charles Lorrimer
Gaslight Theatre 1965 TV Series The Jibbenainosay / Bloody Nathan / A missing Aristocrat
Londoners 1965 TV Series Angus Grahame
Sherlock Holmes 1965 TV Series Hon. Philip Green
The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling 1964 TV Series William Stevens
Detective 1964 TV Series Jasper Garnette
First Night 1964 TV Series Will Dent / Norman
In Search of the Castaways 1962 Yacht Seaman (uncredited)
About Religion 1961 TV Series The coroner
ITV Play of the Week 1959-1961 TV Series Adrian / Briggs
On Trial 1960 TV Series Mr. Plumer
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1959 Quince (voice)
The DuPont Show of the Month 1959 TV Series Marcellus
Next to No Time 1958 Turkish Bath Attendant (uncredited)
Destination Downing Street 1957 TV Series Immelmann
Ghost Ship 1952 Ron, 2nd Fisherman
Seven Days to Noon 1950 Station Policeman (uncredited)
Landfall 1949 O'Neil (uncredited)
Aeris 2014 Short The Narrator
Katherine of Alexandria 2014 Rufus
The Portrait 2014/II Short Henry Winter
Prisoners of the Sun 2013 Prof. Mendella
The Boy with Chocolate Fingers 2011 Short Narrator (voice)
The Stain 2011 Short Narrator (voice)
Crusoe 2008-2010 TV Series Judge Jefferies
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 2009 Video Game English Voice (voice)
Pinocchio 2008 TV Movie Mastro Ciliegia
How About You... 2007 Donald Vanston
Flawless 2007 MKA
Kingdom 2007 TV Series Mr. John Narbutowicz
Hogfather 2006 TV Movie Mustrum Ridcully
Above and Beyond 2006 TV Mini-Series Winston Churchill / Winston Churhcill
Moscow Zero 2006 Tolstoy
Midsomer Murders 2006 TV Series Sir Freddy Butler
These Foolish Things 2005 Albert
The Christmas Eve Snowfall 2005 Short Narrator
Icon 2005 TV Movie General Nikolayev
Asylum 2005 Jack Straffen
A Different Loyalty 2004 Randolph Cauffield
Henry VIII 2003 TV Movie Henry VII
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness 2003 Video Game Pieter Van Eckhardt (voice)
I'll Be There 2003 Evil Edmonds - The BeeLzeeBOPS
Lionheart: The Crusade 2003 TV Movie Narrator
K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 Marshal Zelentsov
No Good Deed 2002 Mr. Quarre
Othello 2001 TV Movie James Brabant
Lounge Act 2000 Short voice
The Mumbo Jumbo 2000 Mayor Smith
Gioco di specchi 2000 TV Movie Bennet
Tales from the Madhouse 2000 TV Mini-Series Barabbas
Passion of Mind 2000 Dr. Langer
Milk 1999/I Vicar
My Giant 1998 Monsignor Popescu (uncredited)
Heat of the Sun 1998 TV Mini-Series Max Van der Vuurst
Il figlio di Sandokan 1998 TV Mini-Series
Firelight 1997 Lord Clare
Swept from the Sea 1997 Mr. Swaffer
Testament: The Bible in Animation 1996 TV Series Samuel Noah
To the Ends of Time 1996 TV Movie King Francis
D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 Hans
Surviving Picasso 1996 Henri Matisse
Screen Two 1993-1996 TV Series Captain / Sir Charles (Archie) Peverall
Hidden in Silence 1996 TV Movie German factory manager
Daisies in December 1995 TV Movie Gerald Carmody
A Kid in King Arthur's Court 1995 King Arthur
Mad Dogs and Englishmen 1995 Insp. Sam Stringer
Citizen X 1995 TV Movie Bondarchuk
OcchioPinocchio 1994 Brando
Jacob 1994 TV Movie Isaac
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales 1994 TV Mini-Series Caesar
Miracle on 34th Street 1994 Victor Landbergh (uncredited)
Giorgino 1994 Father Glaise
Citizen Locke 1994 TV Movie Lord Ashley
Mother's Boys 1993 Lansing, Jude's Attorney
The Thief and the Cobbler 1993 Brigand (voice)
Nowhere to Run 1993 Franklin Hale
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1992 TV Series The Prussian
The Mighty Ducks 1992 Hans
Shadowchaser 1992 Video Kinderman
White Bear's Secret 1992 TV Movie Brown Bear (voice)
Once Upon a Crime... 1992 Hercules Popodopoulos
Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls 1992 TV Movie King Edward
The Bridge 1992 Smithson
Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors 1991 TV Movie Lewis Serrocold
Brown Bear's Wedding 1991 TV Movie Brown Bear (voice)
The Princess and the Goblin 1991 King Papa (voice)
Ashenden 1991 TV Mini-Series Cumming
A Murder of Quality 1991 TV Movie Terence Fielding
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 De Nomolos
The Object of Beauty 1991 Mr. Mercer
The Sheltering Desert 1991 Col. Johnston
A Woman Named Jackie 1991 TV Mini-Series Aristoteles Onassis
Tre colonne in cronaca 1990 Gaetano Leporino - il finanziere
The Secret Life of Ian Fleming 1990 TV Movie Gen. Gerhard Hellstein
The Hunt for Red October 1990 Andrei Lysenko
Dimenticare Palermo 1990 Uomo di Potere
Jekyll & Hyde 1990 TV Movie Dr. Charles Lanyon
First and Last 1989 TV Movie Alan Holly
Lethal Weapon 2 1989 Arjen Rudd
The Man Who Lived at the Ritz 1989 TV Movie Hermann Goering
The Justice Game 1989 TV Series Sir James Crichton
A Quiet Conspiracy 1989 TV Mini-Series Theo Carter


I'll Be There 2003 performer: "Jungle Rock" - as Evil Edmunds and The BeeLzeeBOP / performer: "Red Hot", "Trouble", "Ubangi Stomp" - as Evil Edmunds and The BeeLzeeBOPS
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 performer: "THE REAPER RAP"
The Apple 1980 performer: "Child of Love"
The Little Prince 1974 performer: "You're A Child"
S*P*Y*S 1974 performer: "America the Beautiful" - uncredited


From Stage to Screen 2016 Documentary Himself
Soho Remembers, Extracts FromThe Recollections of Harold Lun 2014 Documentary short Narrator
Loose Women 2012 TV Series Himself
Dear Diary 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The One Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Xposé 2008 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2006 TV Series Himself
The World's Greatest Actor 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Victory in Europe in Colour 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Ghostly Tales of the Unexpected 2004 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Lads Army 2004 TV Series Himself
The Adventure of English 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Bible Readings
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Painting Faces 2001 Himself
This Is Your Life 1976-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
What a Performance! 2000 TV Series Himself
The Story of the SAS 1999 Video documentary Narrator
Natural World 1995 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Joan Miró: Constellations - The Color of Poetry 1994 Documentary voice
Mozart 1991 1992 Documentary short Narrator
Horizon 1990 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Looks Familiar 1982-1984 TV Series Himself - Guest
The World About Us 1982 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Romer's Egypt 1982 TV Series documentary Himself (1982) (voice)
The Lively Arts 1976 TV Series documentary Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
Call My Bluff 1976 TV Series Himself
Aquarius 1974 TV Series documentary Stage actor
2nd House 1974 TV Series Himself, reading poetry
Heading for Glory 1974 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Ascent of Man 1973 TV Mini-Series documentary Quotations (voice) / Quotations
Portrait of a People: Impressions of Britain 1970 Documentary short Commentator
Preserving the Wasa 1966 Documentary short Himself - Commentator

Archive Footage

Ted Kotcheff's Gourmet Cinema 2011 Video documentary Cantrell (uncredited)
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos 2003 Video Odd Passenger (video "Always On My Mind") (uncredited)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service 1999 Video The Prussian
Pet Shop Boys: Videography 1991 Video Odd Passenger (video "Always On My Mind") (uncredited)
Showbusiness 1988 Video documentary short Man (video: "Always On My Mind") (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Seaman on Yacht
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge 1974 D'Artagnan'Father (uncredited)

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