In 2012, Ackland was seen in the comedy horror film, 100 Bloody Acres, directed by Colin and Cameron Cairnes, Richard Gray’s feature Blinder and the ABC telemovie, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.
Most recently, he appeared as ‘Toby Raven’ in the highly acclaimed mini-series realisation of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, directed by Matthew Saville, and as ‘Rhys’ in The Slap, adapted from the multi award winning novel by Christos Tsiolkas. Ackland’s other television credits include All Saints, Always Greener, Young Lions and Outriders. He also appeared in the telemovie Emerald Falls and co-starred in the miniseries Jessica, both directed by Peter Andrikidis.
Ackland starred in Ben Lucas’ Wasted on the Young, which premiered at the 2010 Sydney Film Festival and screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. His other feature film credits include Roger Scholes’ Cable and John Hillcoat’s highly acclaimed feature The Proposition.
Ackland has also appeared in numerous short films including Damian Walshe-Howling’s The Bloody Sweet Hit and Eve directed by Hannah Hilliard.
|2005||The Proposition||Patrick Hopkins|
|2007||The Bloody Sweet Hit||Dylan||Short film|
|2010||Wasted on the Young||Darren|
|2012||100 Bloody Acres||James|
|2001||Outriders||Vince Frasca||26 episodes|
|2002||Young Lions||Liam Quinlan||Episode: "Serial Killer: Part 1"|
|2003||Always Greener||Matt Payne||Episode: "Great and Not So Great Expectations"|
|2003||Home and Away||Stephen Ross||Episode: "1.3479"|
|2003||Pirate Islands||Mars||26 episodes|
|2003||Out There||Peter Logan||Episode: "Peggy"|
Episode: "Some Wombats Have All the Luck"
|2004||Jessica||Jack Thomas||TV movie|
|2008||Emerald Falls||Steve Landers||TV movie|
|2011||Cloudstreet||Toby Raven||TV miniseries|
|2011||The Slap||Rhys||Episode: "Hector"|
|2012||The Mystery of a Hansom Cab||Brian Fitzgerald||TV movie|
|2014||Party Tricks||Tom Worland||6 Episodes|
|2015||The Originals||Tristan de Martel||Recurring role|
|2015||Mysteries||Newly Thrown||Dan Burnstall|