Jill Ireland Actor

Jill Dorothy Ireland (April 24, 1936 – May 18, 1990) was an English actress, best known for her many films with her second husband, Charles Bronson. Born in London, England, Ireland was the daughter of a wine importer. She began acting in the mid-1950s with bit parts in films including Simon and Laura (1955) and Three Men in a Boat (1956). In 1957, Ireland married actor David McCallum. The couple starred opposite each other in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Quadripartite Affair" (season 1, episode 3 - 1964) and again four weeks later in episode 7, "The Giuoco Piano Affair". She came back a third time in "The Tigers Are Coming Affair" (episode 37 in 1965) and a fourth in the two-part episode The Five Daughters Affair (season 3, episodes 28 and 29 - 1967). They had three sons, Paul, Valentine, and their adopted son, Jason McCallum, who died of a drug overdose in 1989, six months before Ireland's own death. McCallum and Ireland divorced in 1967. In 1968, Ireland married Charles Bronson. She had first met him when he and McCallum were filming The Great Escape some years earlier. Together they had a daughter, Zuleika, and adopted a daughter, Katrina.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 24th, 1936
Nationality
United Kingdom
Date of death
May 18th, 1990 at age of 54
Place of death
Malibu
Cause of death
Breast cancer
Places lived
London , United Kingdom
pop. 8,308,000 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama155.95
Crime106.01
Action76.01
Thriller45.9
Western46.53
Comedy55.86
Romance26.4

1. Assassination (1987)

Action, Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0

Assassination is a 1987 action-thriller film about a bodyguard who is assigned to protect the First Lady of the United States against an assassination plot. The film was directed by Peter R. Hunt, and stars Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, and Stephen Elliott. Actor Chris Alcaide came out of retirement to play the Chief Justice.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Death Wish II (1982)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Geri Nichols
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
18 Show list $2M

Death Wish II is a 1982 crime thriller action film directed by Michael Winner. It is the first of four sequels to the 1974 film Death Wish. In Death Wish II, architect Paul Kersey moves to Los Angeles with his daughter. After his daughter is murdered at the hands of several gang members, Kersey is once again forced to become a vigilante. Unlike the original, in which he hunts down every criminal he encounters, Kersey only pursues his family's attackers. The sequel makes a complete break from the Brian Garfield novels Death Wish and Death Sentence, redefining the Paul Kersey character. The sequel was produced by Cannon Films, which had purchased the rights to the Death Wish concept from Dino De Laurentiis. Cannon executive Menahem Golan planned to direct the film, but Winner returned on Bronson's insistence. The soundtrack was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page. Death Wish II was released in the United States in February 1982 by Filmways Pictures but like the original, Columbia Pictures handled the international release. Made on a $2 million budget, it earned $16.1 million during its domestic theatrical run.

Awards

Top cast

Paul Kersey
Girl in TV Soap Opera
Donald Kay
Judge Neil A. Lake
New York Police Comm.
Detective Frank Ochoa
New York D.A.
Senator McLean
Herman Baldwin
Woman at Party
Nirvana's Girl #2
Charles Pearce
Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz
Gang Member
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Death Wish II
English
United States of America

3. Love and Bullets (1979)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0

Love and Bullets is a 1979 film directed by Stuart Rosenberg. Starring Charles Bronson, it is based on a screenplay by Wendell Mayes and John Melson. The film was originally to have been directed by John Huston and advertisements were taken out in Variety to promote this fact. Huston apparently did film some scenes but walked off the set after disagreements with the producers. Veteran director Rosenberg stepped in on the troubled production. The resulting movie received almost-unanimously poor reviews.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

4. From Noon till Three (1976)

Comedy, Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0

From Noon Till Three is an American film released in 1976 by United Artists. It stars Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland. It was written and directed by Frank D. Gilroy, based on his novel.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Breakheart Pass (1975)

Mystery, Western
played Marica
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
18 Show list

Breakheart Pass is an American 1975 western adventure film that stars Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, and Jill Ireland. The movie was based on the novel by Alistair MacLean of the same title, and was filmed in north central Idaho.

Awards

Top cast

O'Brien
Rev. Peabody
Maj. Claremont
Capt. Oakland
Jane-Marie
Dr. Molyneux
Gov. Richard Fairchild
Chris Banion
Marshal Pearce
Red Beard
Levi Calhoun
Rafferty
White Hand
Henry
Carlos
Jackson
Jebbo
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Breakheart Pass
English
United States of America

6. Breakout (1975)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played Ann Wagner
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
Howard B. Kreitsek
, ,
11 Show list

Breakout is a 1975 action film starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Robert Duvall, John Huston, Sheree North and Randy Quaid.

Awards

Top cast

Jay Wagner
Hawk Hawkins
Nick Colton
Spencer
Harris Wagner
Telegraphist
Harve
U.S. Customs Agent
Myrna
Sanchez
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bill Thomas
Breakout
English
United States of America

7. Hard Times (1975)

Drama, Sport
played Lucy Simpson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
11 Show list $2.7M

Hard Times is a 1975 film starring Charles Bronson as Chaney, a drifter who travels to Louisiana during the Great Depression and begins competing in illegal bare-knuckled boxing matches. This was Walter Hill's directorial debut.

Awards

Top cast

Speed
Hammerman
Speed's Hitter
Street
Gayleen Schoonover
Jim Henry
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Chino (1973)

Action, Drama, Western
played Catherine
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Massimo de Rita
, , ,
Arduino Maiuri
6 Show list

Chino is a 1973 Italian Western film starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi and Vincent Van Patten. The original English language title shown at the beginning of the film was The Valdez Horses, the same title that the novel on which the movie is based. It was an Italian-Spanish-French co-production filmed in Spain, with Italian and French funding.

Awards

Top cast

Indian #1
Chino Valdez
Jamie Wagner
Sheriff
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Guido De Angelis
,
Maurizio De Angelis
,
Godofredo Pacheco
Osanna Guardini
Freedom Rainbow / Chino
English
France, Spain, Italy

9. The Valachi Papers (1972)

Crime, Drama
played Maria Reina Valachi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
127.0
,
Arduino Maiuri
,
Massimo de Rita
8 Show list

The Valachi Papers is a 1972 crime movie starring Charles Bronson and Lino Ventura and directed by Terence Young. Adapted from the book The Valachi Papers by Peter Maas, it tells the true story of Joseph Valachi, a Mafia informant in the early 1960s. The film was produced in Italy, with many scenes dubbed into English.

Awards

Top cast

Lucky Luciano
Joe Valachi
Letizia Reina
Gaetano Reina
Salvatore Maranzano
Vito Genovese
Albert Anastasia
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aldo Tonti
,
Giorgio Desideri
The Valachi Papers
English, Italian
Italy, France

10. The Mechanic (1972)

Action, Crime, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
1 Show list

The Mechanic is a 1972 American action-thriller film directed by Michael Winner. It stars Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. The film is noted for its opening. There is no dialogue for the first 16 minutes of the film, as the hit man played by Bronson prepares to kill his current target.

Awards

Top cast

Steve McKenna
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Someone Behind the Door (1971)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
1 Show list

Someone Behind the Door is a French film directed by Nicolas Gessner. The original French title was Quelqu'un derrière la porte, and in the UK it was twice retitled as Two Minds For Murder and Brainkill. The film was shot on location in Folkestone, England.

Awards

Top cast

Laurence Jeffries
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
France

12. Cold Sweat (1970)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Moira
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
4 Show list

Cold Sweat is a 1970 French/ Italian international co-production starring Charles Bronson and directed by Terence Young. It is based on the 1959 novel Ride the Nightmare by Richard Matheson. It was filmed in and around Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Awards

Top cast

Joe Martin
Captain Ross
Fabienne Martin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
French, English
France, Italy, Belgium

13. Violent City (1970)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Vanessa Shelton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
Arrigo Colombo
,
Giorgio Papi
Sauro Scavolini
,
Gianfranco Galligarich
, ,
4 Show list

Città violenta is a 1970 Italian film directed by Sergio Sollima and starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Telly Savalas. Set and shot in the city of New Orleans, the film is an urban crime thriller with a plot of hitman revenge.

Awards

Top cast

Jeff Heston
Al Weber
Shapiro
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aldo Tonti
Violent City
English, Italian
Italy, France

14. Rider on the Rain (1970)

Crime, Thriller, Drama
played Nicole
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Lorenzo Ventavoli
,
5 Show list 2 Show list

Rider on the Rain is a 1970 French mystery thriller film starring Charles Bronson, directed by René Clément, produced by Serge Silberman, with film music composed by Francis Lai.

Awards

1970 David di Donatello Special Award
1970 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Top cast

Col. Harry Dobbs
Hostess at Tania's
Mélancolie Mau
Juliette
M. Armand
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Andréas Winding
Le Passager de la pluie
French, English
France, Italy

15. Charles Bronson: Vital Hits (1970)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
304.0

Awards

Top cast

16. Villa Rides (1968)

War, Western
played Girl in Restaurant
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
122.0
11 Show list

Villa Rides is a 1968 film starring Yul Brynner in toupee in the title role and Robert Mitchum as an American adventurer and pilot of fortune. The supporting cast includes Charles Bronson as Fierro, Herbert Lom as Huerta, and Alexander Knox as Madero. Sam Peckinpah wrote the original script and was set to direct but Brynner didn't like his depiction of Villa as cruel and had Robert Towne rewrite the script and sought another director. The screenplay is based on the biography by William Douglas Lansford.

Awards

Top cast

Gen. Rodolfo Fierro
Lee Arnold
General Huerta
Ramirez
Fuentes
Pancho Villa
Barbershop Client
President Madero
Guerrilla Girl
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mexican Revolution
English
United States of America

17. The Karate Killers (1967)

Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
2 Show list

The Karate Killers is a 1967 feature length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s third season two-part episode "The Five Daughters Affair." The episodes were originally broadcast in the United States on March 31, 1967 and April 7, 1967 on NBC. It, as does the television series, stars Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. It is the sixth such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series. Joan Crawford, Telly Savalas, Herbert Lom, Diane Baker, Jill Ireland and Kim Darby are among those in the cast. Jill Ireland was David McCallum's wife when the movie was made. The first four U.N.C.L.E. feature films made significant changes and additions to the episodes from which they were drawn. This movie, like the one immediately before it, makes relatively minimal changes to the episodes. No major scenes were added or removed, but various trims were made to fit the episodes into the running time of the film and musical cues and accompanying music was sometimes changed. Also changed were some short scenes that became more violent or sexy than generally shown on American network television at the time.

Awards

Top cast

Count Valeriano De Fanzini
Amanda True
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

18. So Evil, So Young (1961)

Drama
played Ann
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0
Edward J. Danziger
,
Harry Lee Danziger
3 Show list

So Evil, So Young is a 1961 British Technicolor Reform school Prison film from the Danzigers, starring Jill Ireland and Ellen Pollock.

Awards

Top cast

Turner
Miss Smith
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

19. The Desperate Man (1959)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
57.0
Peter Maxwell

The Desperate Man is a 1959 British crime film directed by Peter Maxwell and starring Conrad Phillips, Jill Ireland, William Hartnell, Charles Gray and Peter Swanwick. its plot involves a writer who investigates a murder in the tower of a castle. It is adapted from the novel Beginner's Luck by Paul Somers, the writer better-known as Andrew Garve.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

20. The Big Money (1958)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0

The Big Money is a 1958 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Ian Carmichael, Belinda Lee and Kathleen Harrison. Diana Dors was originally cast as Gloria but turned down the role because she did not want to work with Joseph Janni. Once the film was completed its release was delayed for several years because Sir John Davis did not believe it was sufficiently funny.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

21. There's Always a Thursday (1957)

Comedy, Drama
played Jennifer Potter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0
Brandon Fleming
9 Show list

There's Always a Thursday is a 1957 British crime film directed by Charles Saunders and starring Charles Victor, Jill Ireland, Lloyd Lamble and Robert Raglan. Much of the film was shot at Southall Studios.

Awards

Top cast

Middleton
Detective Sergeant Bolton
George Potter
Inspector Bradley
James Pelly
Marjorie Potter
Crosby
Vera Clandon
Dennis Potter
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Anthony Mawer
Brendan J. Stafford
English
United Kingdom

22. Three Men in a Boat (1956)

Animation, Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
,
James Woolf
,
Sir John Woolf
1 Show list

Three Men in a Boat is a 1956 British CinemaScope colour comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Laurence Harvey, Jimmy Edwards, Shirley Eaton and David Tomlinson. It is based on the 1889 novel Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. The film received mixed reviews, but was a commercial success.

Awards

Top cast

Three Men in a Boat
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Boating
Peter Rice
English
United Kingdom, England

23. Oh... Rosalinda!!"-GB (1955)

Musical
played Lady
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
9 Show list

Oh... Rosalinda!! is a film by the British director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The film stars Michael Redgrave, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, dancer Ludmilla Tchérina and Anton Walbrook and features Dennis Price. The film is based on the operetta Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, but updated to take place in post-war Vienna as occupied by the four Allied powers: the United States, the United Kingdom, France and the USSR The music, played by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under conductor Alois Melichar, has new lyrics by Dennis Arundell, and professional singers dubbed for some of the actors. The choreography is by Alfred Rodrigues, and the production was designed by Hein Heckroth. Oh... Rosalinda!! is a light-hearted Technicolor romp that makes full use of the new CinemaScope process, and is not just a film of a staged production but a filmic operetta.

Awards

Top cast

Gen. Orlovsky
Col. Lebotov
Col. Eisenstein
Capt. Alfred Westerman
Maj. Frank
Dr. Falke
Rosalinda
Frosch
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
England, United Kingdom

24. The Woman for Joe (1955)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0

The Woman for Joe is a 1955 British drama film starring Diane Cilento, George Baker, Jimmy Karoubi and David Kossoff. The owner of a circus sideshow and his prize attraction become romantically involved with the same woman.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

Starring TV roles

1. Shane

Drama, Western
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 10th, 1966 December 31st, 1966 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Ben Casey

Program genre

Medical fiction
Drama
Medical drama

External resources

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E26 March 4th, 1964 Julie Carr

Daniel Boone

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama

External resources

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Dallas McKennon portrayed innkeeper Cincinnatus. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E06 October 30th, 1969 Angela

Mannix

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Police procedural
Action/Adventure
Drama

External resources

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He is played by Mike Connors. Mannix was the last series produced by Desilu Productions.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 October 19th, 1968 Ellen Kovak
Sutton Roley

Star Trek: The Original Series

Program genre

Science Fiction
Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

Official site

External resources

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.nThe show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk, first officer and science officer Spock, and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy. Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:nSpace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.nThe series was produced 1966–67 by Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television 1968–69. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. Star Trek's Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E24 March 2nd, 1967 ,

The Third Man

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 August 1st, 1964 Julia

Wikipedia

Check Jill Ireland on wikipedia.

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