Michael Caine – The Museum of London

5th March 2013
Laura Burnside
Italien Job Cut Michael Caine   The Museum of LondonThe Italian Job, 1969 © Paramount, The Kobal Collection.

An exciting new exhibition will be opening on March 8th at The Museum of London focusing on the life and works of iconic actor Sir Michael Caine, from Cockney rebel, through to Hollywood legend and inspirational Londoner.

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Alfie, 1966 © Paramount, The Kobal Collection.

Beverley Cook, Museum of London curator, said: “Sir Michael Caine is one of London’s most loved and recognisable characters. He was the first actor to bring an authentic London accent to the big screen, and although Hollywood success made him an international star, he remains inextricably linked to his London roots. This exhibition will celebrate how the city influenced both Caine’s life and his career.”

The show will feature family photographs, iconic portraits by David Bailey and Terry O’Neill, as well as a selection of film and audio footage from some of his most renowned movies including Alfie, The Italian Job, Get Carter, Educating Rita and Hannah and Her Sisters.


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Get Carter, 1971 © MGM, The Kobal Collection

Born Maurice Micklewhite in southeast London, son of a Billingsgate Fish Market porter, Michael Caine worked hard to achieve his dream of becoming a Hollywood actor. After making his film debut in A Hill In Korea (1956), Sir Michael received his big break in the 1964 film Zulu. He has now featured in over 100 films, at least one almost every year from 1956 to the present day, and has had multiple award-wining roles. June 2013 sees the release of his latest film Now You See Me, with Sir Michael starring alongside Morgan Freeman and Jesse Eisenberg.

Commenting on the new exhibition, Sir Michael Caine said, “I think the Museum is great for London, and I am so proud to be included.”

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