Charles Bronson allegedly’stole’ his Great Escape co-star’s wife after making the ‘I’m going to marry her’ claim.


Charles Bronson allegedly’stole’ his Great Escape co-star’s wife after making the ‘I’m going to marry her’ claim.

According to newly discovered accounts, CHARLES BRONSON allegedly stole the wife of his Great Escape co-star David McCallum after the Hollywood star allegedly joked on set that he was “going to marry her.”

The second installment of ‘The Great Escape,’ a three-part documentary about the infamous World War II prison break that saw 76 men tunnel out of a German prisoner of war camp as part of a mission to cause mayhem in the heart of Nazi-occupied territory, airs tonight on Channel 5 at 9pm.

The devastating moment when Roger Bushell and the X Committee’s tunnel is discovered and destroyed is the focus of tonight’s episode, which is also dramatized in the film.

Mr Bushell, of course, keeps moving forward with his escape plan by digging a new tunnel.

The daring escape from Stalag Luft III, in modern-day Poland, was immortalised in the suspense war blockbuster ‘The Great Escape,’ starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Charles Bronson 19 years later.

Mr McQueen’s infamous motorcycle chase and jump scene has gone down in Hollywood history thanks to the 1963 film, which presents a heavily fictionalised version of the actual events.

Mr. Bronson, who was the world’s biggest box office attraction for a time in the 1970s, was cast as claustrophobic Polish Flight Lieutenant Danny Velinski.

Mr McCallum and the Scottish actor’s then-wife Jill Ireland were introduced to the Hollywood star on set.

Mr. Bronson is said to have told Mr. McCallum, “I’m going to marry your wife,” after meeting actress Ms Ireland during filming.

“I have absolutely no recognition of that,” Mr. McCallum, who played British Lieutenant Commander Eric Ashley-Pitt in “The Great Escape,” said in a 2016 interview with The Daily Record.

After nearly ten years of marriage, Mr. McCallum and Ms Ireland divorced in 1967.

A year later, she married Mr. Bronson, a co-star of her ex-husband.

“I never hated him, Charlie was always a good friend,” Mr McCallum, who went on to star in the 1960s television series The Man from UNCLE, said.

“When problems arise, I find that worrying about them and becoming anxious and negative is unnecessary.

“You can usually solve them amicably.”

That’s exactly what took place.”

“It was an extremely difficult time, not least because we had three children,” he admits.

Ms Ireland remained with Mr Bronson after their divorce.

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