Important dates in the life of Sir Michael
Sir Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in South London on 14th March, He was the son of a Billingsgate Fish Market porter.
His younger brother Stanley Micklewhite was born
Started school at The John Ruskin Infant’s School.
Taken to see his first movie at the age of four which set him on journey of discovery.
Evacuated with Stanley to the safety of a farm in Norfolk.
Left Wilsons Grammar school at the age of sixteen and half with three to four passes in the final exams. First job working for Peak Films then worked in numerous menial jobs.
National Service with the Queens Royal Regiment and The Royal Fusiliers. Served in Germany and Korea.
Assistant Stage Manager Westminster Repertory Horsham Sussex.
Actor Lowestoft Repertory.
Married Patricia Haines.
Theatre Workshop London.
First acting role in a film “A Hill in Korea” with George Baker and Stanley Baker.
Dominique, Michael’s first daughter was born on 14 th August
Turning point in his film career when he was given the role of effete, aristocratic Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead in Joseph E Levine production, “Zulu”.
“Alfie” catapulted him to super-stardom playing a womanising Cockney wastrel with innocence and impudent humour. In the annual British Film critics’ poole, it was voted Best6 Picture of the Year. “Alfie” also gave him his first Academy Award nomination and the New York Critics’ Prize for Best Actor.
Married Shakira Baksh. They were married in Las Vegas, Nevade, on January 8.
The birth of his second daughter “Natasha” on 15 th July.
Awarded B.A.F.TA. for best Actor for “Educating Rita”
Awarded Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for “Hannah and her Sisters”
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours, he was awarded the C.B.E.
“What’s It All About” autobiography published
Acting in Film, published
Knighted by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II
Awarded Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for “Cider House Rules”
Given a Fellowship by British Academy of Film and Television Awards
A Tribute Evening by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York.