Michael Caine

Born: 14 March 1933, Bermondsey, London

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  • The Ipcress File

    The Ipcress File

    In this stylish adaptation of Len Deighton’s thriller, secret agent Harry Palmer finds himself a pawn in a Cold War game.

  • The Italian Job

    The Italian Job

    Spectacular automotive stunt work, Michael Caine’s stellar presence and a jocular overall tone have made this otherwise standard heist picture a favourite with British audiences.

  • Alfie

    Alfie

    Michael Caine sealed his screen stardom with this memorable portrayal of a cockney womaniser whose exploits seemingly typified the sexual freedoms of Swinging 60s London.

  • Get Carter

    Get Carter

    Newcastle-born hardman Jack Carter (Michael Caine) returns from London to his birthplace to avenge his brother’s murder.

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    A superhero franchise in disrepute was revived in glorious techno-Gothic style by one of the most innovative minds in modern popular cinema.

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    A pair of fin-de-siècle showman-magicians duel in their personal and professional lives in an appropriately tricksy thriller, directed with panache by Christopher Nolan.

  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    Set in a 2020s Britain without children, Alfonso Cuaron’s brilliantly shot thriller depicts an all-too-believable dystopia, where everyman Clive Owen must – literally – save the future of humanity.

  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa

    An ungainly cockney chauffeur navigates the seedy streets of London, gradually falling for the elegant and mysterious prostitute who is his passenger.

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    Christopher Nolan’s stylish second stab at Batman had a secret weapon: the late Heath Ledger’s show-stopping performance as The Joker.

  • Inception

    Inception

    Big-budget action movies entered new territory – namely the subconscious – with Christopher Nolan’s cerebral blockbuster about secret agents with access to our dreams.

  • Zulu

    Zulu

    A thoughtful account of British soldiers’ heroic defence of an outpost against vastly superior Zulu forces in 1879, famed for its gripping battle sequences.

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