Michael Caine at 80: a career in pictures

As Sir Michael Caine turns 80, we look back over some visual highlights from his bountiful career.

Get Carter (1971)


The Ipcress File (1965)

Michael Caine in a publicity shot for his first outing as spy Harry Palmer, The Ipcress File (1965)

Zulu (1964)

Caine battles a zulu warrior in his 1964 breakthrough Zulu

Funeral in Berlin (1966)

Caine with Eva Renzi in the second Harry Palmer outing, Funeral in Berlin (1966)

Alfie (1966)

With Shirley Anne Field as the eponymous ladies man in Alfie (1966)

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Lounging around in the third Harry Palmer vehicle, Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

On the set of The Italian Job (1969)

On set with Bianca Jagger for the 1969 caper movie The Italian Job

Get Carter (1971)

Confronting Bryan Mosley in the revenge drama Get Carter (1971)

The Black Windmill (1974)

At Clayton Windmill in West Sussex for the spy thriller The Black Windmill (1974)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

With Sean Connery as colonial-era scallywags in the Rudyard Kipling adaptation The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

A victory parade in the all-star WWII epic A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Escape to Victory (1981)

Having a kickabout with Sylvester Stallone and Pelé in the POW escape classic Escape to Victory (1981)

Water (1985)

With Valerie Perrine, playing the governor of a fictional Caribbean colony in Water (1985)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

In his Oscar-winning role as a philandering husband in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Playing a flesh and blood Ebenezer Scrooge alongside a muppet cast in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Shiner (2000)

As boxing promoter Billy ‘Shiner’ Simpson in the London-set drama Shiner (2000)

Last Orders (2001)

Propping up the bar with Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay and David Hemmings in Last Orders (2001)

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Spoofing the 60s spy heritage he helped to create in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The Quiet American (2002)

As Graham Greene’s reticent reporter Thomas Fowler in The Quiet American (2002)

Batman Begins (2005)

Playing Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005)

Sleuth (2007)

With Jude Law in the 2007 remake of Caine’s 1972 classic Sleuth

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