David McCallum- Official Host of the 2018 Normandie-World War II International Film Festival and Band of Brothers Actors Reunion in Normandy, France
McCallum Currently Stars in CBS’ NCIS and during his long career has appeared in many movies and TV Shows including: The Great Escape, Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Colditz.
Actor David McCallum, best known for his role in NCIS, has accepted an invitation to be the official host of the 2018 Normandie-World War II International Film Festival and Band of Brothers Actors Reunion in Normandy, France from June 1-4. All proceeds raised from the film festival and actors reunion benefit the educational mission of the non-profit World War II Foundation.
McCallum will appear at the opening events of the film festival and actors reunion on June 1st and 2nd, including a special VIP reception and public event at the Utah Beach Museum on June 1st. McCallum will also take part in a question and answer session with actors from the Band of Brothers television series on June 2nd in Carentan, in which the cast will talk about episodes 2 and 3 of Band of Brothers, Day of Days and Carentan, which focus on the Normandy invasion. McCallum will speak about the behind the scenes making of the famous World War II film, The Great Escape in which he played the character Ashley-Pitt. Steve McQueen led the all-star cast.
“It’s an honor to have David joining us in Normandy and accepting the title as official host of the events in France,” said Tim Gray, Founder of the World War II Foundation. “David is regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation and has played some iconic roles in the movies and on television,” Gray continued.
“I think festival fans and also those in attendance in Normandy to meet the Band of Brothers actors will enjoy meeting David and listening to his stories about the making of The Great Escape, which is one of the iconic movies made on the topic of World War II,” Gray said.
“We hope people will continue to buy tickets to the events surrounding the festival and reunion to help support the work of the non-profit World War II Foundation,” Gray continued. To date, the foundation has produced 20 award-winning documentary films on the personal stories of the WWII generation, which are all donated to American Public Television in the United States, as well as schools and libraries, so future generations never forget the sacrifices made by those who fought and survived during World War II.
Narrators of past WWII Foundation films include: Tom Selleck, Matthew Broderick, Dan Aykroyd, Damian Lewis, Bill Belichick, Kyle Chandler, Jason Beghe, Tim McCarver, Dale Dye, and in the future; Gary Sinise, David McCallum, Donnie Wahlberg, Gen. David Petraeus and Jon Seda.
The World War II Foundation also raised all the money for and dedicated on June 6, 2012, the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France, recognizing leadership by American junior officers on D-Day.
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