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Michael Caine portrays 'The Great Escaper' Bernard Jordan

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Michael Caine portrays 'The Great Escaper' Bernard Jordan by Tree Elven on 09/08/2023
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"I had a good time, every minute of it. I'm pleased I did it. I'd do it again tomorrow," said World War II veteran Bernard Jordan when he returned from a trip to the Normandy landings commemoration in 2014. The former Naval officer had taken part in the 1944 landings, often referred to as D-Day. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of France (and later Western Europe) and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front. Jordan's attendance at the 2014 commemoration, however, made headlines because he checked himself out of the care home where he resided - with 'full capacity', meaning he could come and go as he wished - and made his way independently over to France to mark the occasion, at the age of 89. This trailer is for the movie version of a story which brings to life one man's experience of the ongoing trauma of war, and stars English actor Michael Caine, himself now 90. Fellow acting legend and former Member of Parliament (MP) Glenda Jackson - who died earlier this year at 87 - stars as Jordan's wife. The movie title references another WW2-related film, 1963's 'The Great Escape', a heavily fictionalised drama recounting the story of a mass break-out of British Commonwealth prisoners from a German prisoner of war camp.

Keywords: The Great Escaper movie 2023, Pathe Films, Michael Caine acting at 90, Glenda Jackson acting 2023 film, Bernard Jordan veteran, WW2 movies

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