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Caine, Sir Michael free

Kt 2000; CBE 1992

Born Old Kent Road, London 14 March 1933; (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite); s of late Maurice and of Ellen Frances Marie Micklewhite; m 1st, 1955, Patricia Haines (marr. diss.); one d; 2nd, 1973, Shakira Baksh; one d



Wilson’s Grammar Sch., Peckham


Began acting in youth club drama gp. Served in Army, Berlin and Korea, 1951–53. Asst Stage Manager, Westminster Rep., Horsham, Sx, 1953; actor, Lowestoft Rep., 1953–55; Theatre Workshop, London, 1955; numerous TV appearances (over 100 plays), 1957–63; play: Next Time I’ll Sing for You, Arts, 1963; films: A Hill in Korea, 1956; How to Murder a Rich Uncle, 1958; Zulu, 1964; The Ipcress File, 1965; Alfie, The Wrong Box, Gambit, 1966; Hurry Sundown, Woman Times Seven, Deadfall, 1967; The Magus, Battle of Britain, Play Dirty, 1968; The Italian Job, 1969; Too Late the Hero, 1970; The Last Valley, Get Carter, 1971; Zee & Co., Kidnapped, Pulp, 1972; Sleuth, 1973; The Black Windmill, Marseilles Contract, The Wilby Conspiracy, 1974; Fat Chance, The Romantic Englishwoman, The Man who would be King, Harry and Walter Go to New York, 1975; The Eagle has Landed, A Bridge Too Far, Silver Bears, 1976; The Swarm, 1977; California Suite, 1978; Ashanti, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, The Island, Dressed to Kill, 1979; Escape to Victory, 1980; Death Trap, 1981; Jigsaw Man, Educating Rita, The Honorary Consul, 1982; Blame it on Rio, 1984; Water, The Holcroft Covenant, 1985; Hannah and Her Sisters (Academy Award), Half Moon Street, Mona Lisa, 1986; The Fourth Protocol, The Whistle Blower, Surrender, Jaws The Revenge, 1987; Without a Clue, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 1989; A Shock to the System, Bullseye, Mr Destiny, 1990; Noises Off, Blue Ice, The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992; On Deadly Ground, 1993; Bullet to Beijing, 1994; Mandela and de Klerk, 1996; Blood & Wine, Curtain Call, Shadowrun, 1997; The Debtors, 1998; Little Voice, 1999; The Cider House Rules (Academy Award), Quills, Last Orders, Quick Sands, 2000; Miss Congeniality, Shiner, 2001; Last Orders, The Quiet American, Austin Powers in Goldmember, 2002; The Actors, Secondhand Lions, The Statement, 2003; Around the Bend, Batman Begins, Bewitched, 2005; The Weather Man, Children of Men, The Prestige, 2006; Sleuth, 2007; The Dark Knight, Flawless, 2008; Is Anybody There?, Harry Brown, 2009; Inception, 2010; Journey 2: Mysterious Island, 2011; The Dark Knight Rises, 2012; Now You See Me, 2013; Mr Morgan’s Last Love, Interstellar, 2014; Kingsman: the Secret Service, The Last Witch Hunter, Youth (Best Actor, Eur. Film Awards), 2015; Now You See Me 2, 2016; Going in Style, 2017; Dear Dictator, King of Thieves, 2018; films for TV: Jack The Ripper, 1988; Jekyll and Hyde, 1989; World War II: When Lions Roared, 1994. Fellow, BAFTA, 2000. Comdr, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), 2011; Honorary Award, European Film Awards, 2015


Not Many People Know That, 1985; Not Many People Know This Either, 1986; Moving Picture Show, 1988; Acting in Film, 1990; What’s It All About (autobiog.), 1992; The Elephant to Hollywood: the autobiography, 2010


cinema, theatre, travel, gardening, cooking


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