A ninety minute deep dive into the life and career of Britain’s greatest big screen actor Sir Michael Caine. Born Maurice Micklewhite into the poverty of London’s East End in the 1930s, Caine rose to become one of the world’s leading movie stars – and one of only four actors to have received Academy Award nominations in five consecutive decades.

 

The programme charts Caine’s career from repertory theatre in Suffolk to the very top of international show business, and examines the creative choices he made along the way – and all told in Michael Caine’s own words from media interviews given across his long and distinguished career. Some of Caine’s finest work in cinema is featured, including his performances in Zulu, The Ipcress File, Alfie, The Italian Job, Get Carter, The Eagle Has Landed, Educating Rita, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Cider House Rules, Harry Brown, Youth and King of Thieves. The programme is narrated by Tanya Moodie.

 

Produced for Channel 5

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Michael Caine: The Man and the Movies