- Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine, Danielle Vitalis
- October 6th 2023
- Oliver Parker
Michael Caine plays a Royal Navy veteran who escaped from his retirement home in 2014 and went to France for the D-Day commemorations.
The late Glenda Jackson, who passed away in June, concludes her storied career with a sensational performance in The Great Escaper.
The veteran actress plays Irene ‘Rene’ Jordan alongside Michael Caine as her husband Bernard ‘Bernie’ Jordan in Oliver Parker’s new drama.
It tells the true story of the World War II Royal Navy veteran who escaped from their nursing home in Hove in 2014 and travelled to France for the 70th-anniversary commemorations of D-Day.
Rene is confined to her room at the care home while Bernie is off on his adventure, but her scenes are just as entertaining to watch because Jackson gives Rene so much personality and energy.
The script is sharp and surprisingly funny in general, but Rene’s lines are particularly delightful because she has a great sense of humour, a sassy attitude and is brutally honest.
Jackson is the scene-stealer of the film but Caine will blow you away with his vulnerable...