Joss Ackland Photo: UniFrance
It added: “With his distinctive voice and commanding presence, Ackland brought a unique intensity and gravitas to his roles.”
“He will be remembered as one of Britain’s most talented and beloved actors.”
The London-born star began his film career in 1950 in Seven Days To Noon and work right up until recent years.
Among those paying tribute on social media was singer Elaine Paige.
She tweeted: "So very sad to hear actor Joss Ackland, who created the role of Juan Perón alongside me as Eva Perón in [the] original production of Evita, has died. A brilliant actor and a simply wonderful person. So kind & supportive. RIP dear Joss. You will be missed."
Ackland was married to his wife Rosemary, with whom he had seven children, for 51 years until her death in 2002.