Michael Caine(1933-), Actor
Sir Michael Caine
Sitter in 46 portraits
Born Maurice Micklewhite in London, he acted in repertory theatre and small television roles with the stage name Michael Caine. He came to prominence in 1964 as Lieutenant Bromhead in Zulu (1964). He starred in many hit films of the sixties and seventies, with trademark glasses and cockney accent. His most memorable roles include spy Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File (1965), the title role in Alfie (1966) and Charlie Croker in The Italian Job (1969). Caine has made more than a hundred films, and was nominated for an Oscar for Educating Rita (1983) and twice won Best Supporting Actor for Hannah and her Sisters (1986) and The Cider House Rules (2000). He was knighted in 2000.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
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