Michael Caine: Going In Style – “The movies retire you; you don’t retire from the movies.”
Better known as Sir Michael Caine, Maurice Micklewhite was born in South London in 1933, although he came into his own amid the swinging 60s of The Beatles, Vidal Sassoon, Julie Christie and Peter Sellers.
The son of a fish-market porter and a charlady, he served with the British army during the Korean War. A father of two daughters, he was knighted at Buckingham Palace in 2000, and has been married to former beauty queen Shakira for 46 years.
A veteran of more than 100 movies, the 84-year-old actor today stars in comedy caper ‘Going In Style’ with Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin which sees the fearless threesome rob a bank after their pensions are ripped off. Caine talks about friendship, family and money: