Michael Caine
English actor
Michael Caine
Michael Caine, CBE is an English actor. Caine is one of two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s, the other one being Jack Nicholson. In 2000, Caine was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to cinema.
Biography
Michael Caine's personal information overview.
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Happy New Year
Huffington Post - about 2 months
2016 was quite a year. A great year. The most interesting Presidential election year of my lifetime. My first full year as a grandfather. The first time I've ever visited Berlin. The first year during which almost all the books I read were on a Kindle. The first time I've ever walked the Little Big Horn battlefield or been in the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming at the peak of the aspens changing colors. But, let's get to it: Favorite movie: Hell or High Water...it's not even close. Let's hope that the Academy will remember the Best Picture Oscar debacle when they gave it to the completely forgettable The King's Speech (at best a Masterpiece Theater episode) rather than the Coen Bros' remake of True Grit (an American movie classic). But, prepare yourself for the equally forgettable La La Land winning best picture. Favorite non fiction book: The Apache Wars, the hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the captive boy who started the longest war in American History. Nota bene: whe ...
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Dana Carvey's Impression Of Trump Starting World War III Is Entirely Too Accurate
Huffington Post - 4 months
Alec Baldwin has some competition for the best Donald Trump impression.  Dana Carvey showed off his incredible impersonation of the Republican presidential candidate during a Thursday stop on “The Howard Stern Show.” The former “SNL” star is promoting his new Netflix special, “Straight White Male, 60.”  With a little prodding from Stern, Carvey fired off 17 rapid fire “micro-impressions” of everyone from Michael Caine as a toddler to Robin Williams and Bernie Sanders, but it was his Trump impression that was the best. Posing as Trump “selling” the American public on starting World War III, Carvey’s impression was eerily accurate.  “We had such a fabulous nuclear war, OK? Terrific, terrific,” the comedian said in all-too familiar tone while mimicking Trump’s tics and mannerisms. “Our bunkers are tremendous. Chinese bunkers? Total disasters.”  It’s all just too real. Hopefully Trump catches wind of Carvey’s impression, as it’ll likely have his tiny hands cur ...
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I'm Not Your Baby!
Huffington Post - 4 months
I've worked at my local public library long enough to be on a first-name basis with many of our patrons. And the rest greet me with the courtesy and respect that, as a trained professional, I deserve. Except for when they don't. From time to time, a patron will call me "sweetie." Or "honey-bunch." Or "dear." And I'm not alone. Recently a fellow librarian posted this lament on Facebook: "A patron just called me baby. Can I go home now?" The comments this inspired from other librarians were sympathetic: I hear you. I've got a Master's Degree in Library Science. So naturally, I want to be greeted with "Hiya cupcake!" What? I hate being called pet names. "Do you have the latest Grisham, lovey?" ICK. A patron called me "doll" the other day. I didn't realize that my library was in a film noir movie starring Humphrey Bogart. I'm not a baby. I'm old enough to collect social security. A little respect, please. Today a student half my age called me "hon." And an ...
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Top British Artist Lincoln Townley Has Painted This Year's Britannia Award Honorees
Huffington Post - 4 months
For the second year running, Lincoln Townley has been commissioned by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles to create a collection of portraits to celebrate this year's honorees at The Britannia Awards being held in LA on Friday. Jodie Foster, Ricky Gervais, Samuel L. Jackson, Felicity Jones, Ang Lee, and Ewan McGregor are the latest in a long line of celebrities to get the Townley golden touch. His painting of boxing legend Muhammed Ali sold for $623,000 earlier this year. Sir Michael Caine calls Townley the next Andy Warhol. Townley has donated these latest works of art to BAFTA Los Angeles. The funds raised will go towards its ongoing educational and community outreach programming. The Brit artist has achieved global success with his ICONS series - a collection of paintings of the most famous and influential people in the world. The London born painter, married to actress Denise Welch, launched the Music ICONS series in September that took over ...
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Wolfgang Suschitzky, Photographer and Cinematographer, Dies at 104
NYTimes - 5 months
Mr. Suschitzky, who was also a documentary filmmaker, was the director of photography for the 1971 film “Get Carter,” starring Michael Caine.
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Amy Schumer Shares A Behind-The Scenes Pic From Her Steamy GQ Photo Shoot
Huffington Post - 5 months
Amy Schumer isn’t afraid to bare all.  On Wednesday, the actress shared a behind-the-scenes photo from her recent shoot with British GQ, poising with tousled hair in a white button-down sans bra, white underwear and white heels. Schumer captioned her photo, “Rise up bts.” Rise up bts @britishgq A photo posted by @amyschumer on Sep 21, 2016 at 7:06am PDT Schumer also posted a photo of her GQ cover, released earlier this month. The magazine awarded her the title “Woman of the Year.” The comedian is in good company in the October “Men of the Year” issue, which features alternate covers starring Calvin Harris, Bella Hadid, Ricky Gervais and more, who were all awarded various GQ honors. Ayyyyy! A photo posted by @amyschumer on Sep 21, 2016 at 7:08am PDT The 35-year-old recently picked up her “Woman of the Year” prize at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.  Schumer accepted her award in her typical raun ...
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Few Roles, Few Statues: #OscarsSoWhite
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I am not a movie critic, but I enjoy watching a good movie. On a long flight, I can fit in three movies each way. Movies possess power. Movies move us, make us laugh, make us cry, challenge us, and may even at times make us better persons. The recent announcement of the 2016 Academy Award nominations has stirred a controversy. Many have protested that all the nominees for the acting awards are white. Protests have also focused on the lack of racial diversity within the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences boards that makes the nominations. In light of all the problems facing the world today, one might wonder why the level of concern about Oscar nominations that present no actors of color, and why the rest of the world should care. We are concerned because it may be a symptom of racial discrimination. We have recently heard from Michael Caine and his advice to black actors and directors, "Of course it will come. It took me years to get an Oscar - years." We also hear ...
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Michael Caine to black actors: Be patient
CNN - about 1 year
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The Full Story Behind Michael Caine's Controversial Oscar Comments
Huffington Post - about 1 year
To paraphrase Alfred in "The Dark Knight," some men just want to watch the Internet burn. That must be the case with the recent comments from Michael Caine on the Oscars. In a recent interview about his movie "Youth" the "Dark Knight" actor said, "You can't vote for an actor because he's black." He goes on to say, "You can’t just say, 'I’m going to vote for him. He’s not very good, but he’s black. I’ll vote for him.'" Now those comments are causing more chaos online than The Joker, Bane or Ra's al Ghul did in Gotham combined. But that's not the full quote. Caine says actors should be selected based on their performances and points out a black actor he thought should've been in the running for an Academy Award. Caine says, "The one I -- I don’t know whether Idris [Elba] got [nominated] because I saw Idris [in 'Beasts of No Nation'], and I thought he was wonderful. I thought he would get [nominated]. Did he not get nominated?” It seems like Caine is unaware of the controver ...
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The Full Story Behind Michael Caine's Controversial Oscar Comments
Huffington Post - about 1 year
To paraphrase Alfred in "The Dark Knight," some men just want to watch the Internet burn. That must be the case with the recent comments from Michael Caine on the Oscars. In a recent interview about his movie "Youth" the "Dark Knight" actor said, "You can't vote for an actor because he's black." He goes on to say, "You can’t just say, 'I’m going to vote for him. He’s not very good, but he’s black. I’ll vote for him.'" Now those comments are causing more chaos online than The Joker, Bane or Ra's al Ghul did in Gotham combined. But that's not the full quote. Caine says actors should be selected based on their performances and points out a black actor he thought should've been in the running for an Academy Award. Caine says, "The one I -- I don’t know whether Idris [Elba] got [nominated] because I saw Idris [in 'Beasts of No Nation'], and I thought he was wonderful. I thought he would get [nominated]. Did he not get nominated?” It seems like Caine is unaware of the controver ...
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More Celebs Weigh in on Oscars Diversity Issue
abc News - about 1 year
Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis and Michael Caine share their thoughts.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Caine
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 82
    In July 2016, Caine changed his name by deed poll to his long-time stage name in order to simplify security checks at airports. "security guard would say, 'Hi Michael Caine,' and suddenly I’d be giving him a passport with a different name on it Joseph Micklewhite.
    More Details Hide Details I could stand there for an hour. So I changed my name."
    Speaking in January 2016 on the subject of the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, Caine stated he is "sort of certain" that the UK should leave the EU.
    More Details Hide Details Caine is a fan of chill-out music and released a compilation CD called Cained in 2007 on the UMTV record label. He met Elton John and was discussing musical tastes, when Caine claimed that he had been creating chillout mix tapes as an amateur for years. Also in music, Caine provided vocal samples for the Ska-pop band Madness for their 1984 hit "Michael Caine" as his daughter was a fan. He has sung in film roles as well, including Little Voice and for the 1992 musical film The Muppet Christmas Carol.
  • 2015
    Age 81
    In October 2015, Caine read Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Claus and Big Claus" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams, Charlotte Rampling and Paul McKenna.
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  • 2014
    Age 80
    He appeared in Christopher Nolan's 2014 science-fiction film, Interstellar as Dr. Brand.
    More Details Hide Details Caine co-starred in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), by director Matthew Vaughn. He also appeared in the lead role of retired composer Fred Ballinger in the comedy-drama film Youth, for which he received widespread acclaim.
  • 2012
    Age 78
    Caine reprised his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, which was released in July 2012.
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    He also starred in the 2012 film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, as Josh Hutcherson's character's grandfather; the film also featured Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens.
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  • 2011
    Age 77
    Caine appeared in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception as Prof. Stephen Miles, Cobb's (Leonardo DiCaprio) mentor and father-in-law. He voiced Finn McMissile in Pixar's 2011 film Cars 2 and also voiced a supporting role in the animation, Gnomeo & Juliet.
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  • 2007
    Age 73
    In 2007 he appeared in Flawless, and in 2008 and 2012 he reprised his role as Alfred in Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed Batman sequels, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises as well as starring in the British drama Is Anybody There?, which explores the final days of life.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported by Empire magazine that Caine had said that Harry Brown (released on 13 November 2009) would be his last lead role. Caine later declared (in the Daily Mirror) that he had been misquoted by the magazine.
  • 2006
    Age 72
    In 2006, he appeared in the films Children of Men and The Prestige.
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  • 2005
    Age 71
    In 2005, he was cast as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first production of the new Batman film series, Batman Begins.
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  • 2004
    Age 70
    Caine played family elder Henry Lair in the 2004 film, Around the Bend.
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  • 2003
    Age 69
    Caine also starred in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) as Austin's father and in 2003 he co-starred with Robert Duvall in Secondhand Lions.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 58
    He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours, and in the 2000 Birthday Honours he was knighted as Sir Maurice Micklewhite CBE by Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
    More Details Hide Details In a tribute to his background, he stated: "I was named after my father and I was knighted in his name because I love my father. I always kept my real name - I'm a very private and family-orientated person." In 2000 he received a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award. In 2008, Caine was awarded the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Showbusiness at the Variety Club Awards. On 5 January 2011 he was made a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France's culture minister, Frédéric Mitterrand. In May 2012, Caine was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Southwark as a person of distinction and eminence of the borough. Caine is regarded as a British cultural icon, with Mairi Mackay of CNN stating: "Michael Caine has been personifying British cool since the swinging sixties. He has brought some of British cinema's most iconic characters to life and introduced his very own laid-back cockney gangster into pop culture. He doggedly retained a regional accent at a time when the plummy tones of Received Pronunciation were considered obligatory. It is a sweet irony that his accent has become his calling card." With his distinctive voice and manner of speaking, Caine is a popular subject for impersonators and mimics. Most Caine impressions include the catchphrase "Not a lot of people know that." The catchphrase emanates from Caine's habit of informing people of obscure "interesting facts" that he has collected.
  • 1990
    Age 56
    He played the mysterious bartender Mike in Mr. Destiny in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details A high point came when he played Ebenezer Scrooge in the critically acclaimed The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). He played the beleaguered stage director Lloyd Fellowes in the film adaptation of Noises Off (1992). He also played a villain in the Steven Seagal film On Deadly Ground (1994). He was in two straight to video Harry Palmer sequels and a few television films. However, Caine's reputation as a pop icon was still intact, thanks to his roles in films such as The Italian Job and Get Carter. His performance in Little Voice (1998) was seen as something of a return to form, and won him a Golden Globe Award. Better parts followed, including The Cider House Rules (1999), for which he won his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the 2000s, Caine appeared in Miss Congeniality (2000), Last Orders (2001), The Quiet American (2002), for which he was Oscar-nominated, and others. Several of Caine's classic films have been remade, including The Italian Job, Get Carter, Alfie and Sleuth. In the 2007 remake of Sleuth, Caine took over the role Laurence Olivier played in the 1972 version and Jude Law played Caine's original role. Caine is the only actor to have played a staring role in the same movie. In an interview with CNN, Law spoke of his admiration for Caine: "I learned so much just from watching how he monitored his performance, and also how little he has to do.
  • 1987
    Age 53
    In 1987, Caine narrated Hero, the official film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details He also starred in Without a Clue, portraying Sherlock Holmes and also acted as Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline in the 1988 TV series Jack the Ripper. In the 1990s, he found good parts harder to come by.
  • 1986
    Age 52
    Caine has been Oscar-nominated six times, winning his first Academy Award for the 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters, and his second in 1999 for The Cider House Rules, in both cases as a supporting actor.
    More Details Hide Details His performance in Educating Rita in 1983 earned him the BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
  • FORTIES
  • 1978
    Age 44
    His other successful films (critically or financially) were the 1978 Academy Award-winning California Suite, the 1980 Golden Globe-nominated slasher film Dressed to Kill, the 1981 war film Escape to Victory featuring Sylvester Stallone and footballers from the 1960s and 1970s, including Pelé and Bobby Moore, the 1982 film Deathtrap, and the 1986 Academy Award-nominated Mona Lisa.
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    Subsequently in 1978, he starred in The Silver Bears, an adaptation of Paul Erdman's (1974) novel of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details Caine also was part of an all-star cast in A Bridge Too Far (1977). By the end of the decade, he had moved to the United States, but his later choice of roles was frequently criticised - something to which he has referred with self-deprecating comments about taking parts strictly for the money. Caine then averaged two films a year, but these included such failures as the BAFTA Award-nominated The Magus (1968), the Academy Award-nominated The Swarm (1978), Ashanti (1979) (which he claimed were his worst three films), Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979), The Island (1980), The Hand (1981) and a reunion with his Sleuth co-star Laurence Olivier in The Jigsaw Man (1982). Although Caine also took better roles, including a BAFTA-winning turn in Educating Rita (1983), an Oscar-winning one in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), and a Golden Globe-nominated one in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), he continued to appear in poorly received films such as Blame It on Rio, the Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais comedy Water, the critical-commercial flop Jaws: The Revenge (1987) (about which he had mixed feelings concerning the production and the final cut), and Bullseye! (1990). On Jaws: The Revenge, Caine said "I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."
  • 1976
    Age 42
    In 1976 he appeared in the screen adaptation by Tom Mankiewicz of the Jack Higgins novel The Eagle Has Landed as Oberst (Colonel) Kurt Steiner, the commander of a Luftwaffe paratroop unit disguised as Polish paratroopers, whose mission was to kidnap or kill the then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, alongside co-stars Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter and Donald Pleasence.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1968
    Age 34
    He dated Bianca Jagger in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Caine has been married to actress and model Shakira Baksh since 8 January 1973. They met after Caine saw her appearing in a Maxwell House coffee commercial and a friend gave him her telephone number. They have a daughter, Natasha Haleema. As a Christian married to a Muslim, he says "no questions or issues ever come up" and describes his wife's beliefs as "very benign". Proud of his working class roots, Caine has discussed the opportunities his film career gave him: "I got to play football with Pelé, for God’s sake. And I danced with Bob Fosse." He also became close friends with John Lennon, stating: "With John and I it was a case of bonding because we were both working class and we shared a sense of humour. We were pretending we weren’t who people thought we were." His closest friends today include two former James Bonds, Sean Connery and Roger Moore.
  • 1966
    Age 32
    Caine made his first film in the United States in 1966, after an invitation from Shirley MacLaine to play opposite her in Gambit.
    More Details Hide Details During the first two weeks, whilst staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he met long-term friends John Wayne and agent "Swifty" Lazar. After working on The Italian Job with Noël Coward, and a solid role as RAF fighter pilot Squadron Leader Canfield in the all-star cast of Battle of Britain (both 1969), Caine played the lead in Get Carter (1971), a British gangster film. Caine was busy with successes including Sleuth (1972) opposite Laurence Olivier, and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King (1975) co-starring Sean Connery which received widespread acclaim. The Times applauded the "lovely double act of Caine and Connery, clowning to their doom", while Huston paid tribute to Caine's improvisation as an actor: "Michael is one of the most intelligent men among the artists I've known. I don't particularly care to throw the ball to an actor and let him improvise, but with Michael it's different. I just let him get on with it."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 29
    A big break came for Caine when he was cast as Meff in James Saunders' Cockney comedy Next Time I'll Sing To You, when this play was presented at the New Arts Theatre in London on 23 January 1963.
    More Details Hide Details Scenes from the play's performance were featured in the April 1963 issue of Theatre World magazine. When this play moved to the Criterion in Piccadilly with Michael Codron directing, he was visited backstage by Stanley Baker, one of the four stars in Caine's first film, A Hill in Korea, who told him about the part of a Cockney private in his upcoming film Zulu, a film Baker was producing and starring in. Baker told Caine to meet the director, Cy Endfield, who informed him that he already had given the part to James Booth, a fellow Cockney who was Caine's friend, because he looked more Cockney than Caine did. Endfield then told the 6'2" Caine that he did not look like a Cockney but like an officer, and offered him a screen test for the role of a snobbish, upper class officer after Caine assured him that he could do a posh accent. Caine believes Endfield offered him, a Cockney, the role of an aristocrat because, being American, he did not have the endemic British class-prejudice. Though he tested poorly, Endfield gave him the part that would make him a film star.
  • 1956
    Age 22
    He appeared regularly on television in small roles. His first credited role on the BBC was 'Boudousse' in the Jean Anouilh play The Lark in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details Other parts included three roles in Dixon of Dock Green in 1957, 1958 and 1959, prisoner-of-war series Escape (1957), crime/thriller drama Mister Charlesworth, and a court orderly in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1958). Caine continued to appear on television, in serials The Golden Girl and No Wreath for the General, but was then cast in the play The Compartment, written by Johnny Speight, a two-hander also starring Frank Finlay. This was followed by main roles in other plays including Somewhere for the Night, a Sunday-Night Play written by Bill Naughton, another two-hander by Johnny Speight, The Playmates, and two editions of BBC plays strand First Night, Funny Noises with Their Mouths and The Way with Reggie (both 1963). He also acted in radio plays, including Bill Naughton's Looking for Frankie on the BBC Home Service (1963) and Ping Pong on the BBC Third Programme (1964).
    Michael Caine's first film role was as one of the privates in George Baker's platoon in the 1956 film A Hill in Korea.
    More Details Hide Details The stars of the film were George Baker, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews and Michael Medwin, with Stephen Boyd and Ronald Lewis, and Robert Shaw also had a small part.
  • 1955
    Age 21
    He was married to actress Patricia Haines from 1955 to 1962.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter, Dominique (who was named after the heroine of the novel The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand).
  • 1954
    Age 20
    Speaking to his agent from a telephone booth in Leicester Square, London, he looked around for inspiration, noted that The Caine Mutiny was being shown at the Odeon Cinema in 1954, and decided to change his name to "Michael Caine".
    More Details Hide Details He joked on television in 1987 that, had a tree partly blocking his view been a few feet to the left, he might have been called "Michael Mutiny". (Humphrey Bogart was his "screen idol" and he would later play the part originally intended for Bogart in John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King.) He also later joked in interviews that had he looked the other way, he would have ended up as "Michael One Hundred and One Dalmatians". In 1959, he was Peter O'Toole's understudy in Lindsay Anderson's West End staging of Willis Hall's The Long and the Short and the Tall. He took over the role when O'Toole left to make Lawrence of Arabia and went on to a four-month tour of Britain and Ireland.
    When his career took him to London in 1954 after his provincial apprenticeship, his agent informed him that there was already a Michael Scott performing as an actor in London and that he had to come up with a new name immediately.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 19
    Adopting the stage name "Michael Scott", in July 1953 he was cast as the drunkard Hindley in the Company's production of Wuthering Heights.
    More Details Hide Details He moved to the Lowestoft Repertory Company in Suffolk for a year when he was 22. It was here that he met his first wife. He has described the first nine years of his career as "really, really brutal."
  • 1952
    Age 18
    From 28 April 1952, when he was called up to do his national service until 1954, he served in the British Army's Royal Fusiliers, first at the BAOR HQ in Iserlohn, Germany, and then on active service during the Korean War.
    More Details Hide Details He had gone into Korea feeling sympathetic to communism, coming as he did from a poor family, but the experience left him permanently repelled. He experienced a situation where he knew he was going to die, the memory of which stayed with him and formed his character; he later said, "The rest of my life I have lived every bloody moment from the moment I wake up until the time I go to sleep." Caine would like to see the return of national service to help combat youth violence, stating: "I'm just saying, put them in the Army for six months. You're there to learn how to defend your country. You belong to the country. Then when you come out, you have a sense of belonging rather than a sense of violence". Caine's acting career began at the age of 20 in Horsham, Sussex, when he responded to an advertisement in The Stage for an assistant stage manager who would also perform small walk-on parts for the Horsham-based Westminster Repertory Company who were performing at the Carfax Electric Theatre.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 10
    In 1944, he passed his eleven plus exam, winning a scholarship to Hackney Downs School (formerly The Grocers' Company's School).
    More Details Hide Details After a year there he moved to Wilson's Grammar School in Camberwell (now Wilson's School in Wallington, South London), which he left at sixteen after gaining a School Certificate in six subjects. He then worked briefly as a filing clerk and messenger for a film company in Victoria Street and film producer Jay Lewis in Wardour Street.
  • 1940
    Age 6
    After the war, his father was demobilised, and the family were rehoused by the council in Marshall Gardens at the Elephant and Castle in a prefabricated house made in Canada, as much of London's housing stock had been damaged during the Blitz in 1940–41.
    More Details Hide Details The prefabs, as they were known, were intended to be temporary homes while London was reconstructed, but we ended up living there for eighteen years and for us, after a cramped flat with an outside toilet, it was luxury.
  • 1933
    Born
    Born in 1933.
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