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70 not out : the biography of Sir Michael Caine
Hall, William, 1935-2008.
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London : John Blake, [2003]

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11 pages, 356 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Two Oscars and a knighthood honor a lifetime of achievement that has made Michael Caine one of the most famous and respected actors in the world. In recent years, his performances inThe Quiet American, Last Orders, Little Voice,and the Oscar--winningCider House Ruleshave won him both increasing critical acclaim and a new generation of admirers. Yet the road to stardom was a rocky one. Long before the days of the Harry Palmer spy series or the Cockney Lothario Alfie, success on the big screen was a mere dream for Caine, who spent years doggedly playing minor roles on television, stage, and screen. Writing with wit, honesty, and affection, William Hall charts the highs and lows in this fine actor's long journey to fame, fortune, and respect.

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William Hall, biographer, broadcaster and film critic, has travelled more than a million miles across the world on movie locations in thirty years of showbusiness journalism

Table of Contents

Forewordp. XI
Prologuep. 1
1 Maurice Micklewhitep. 5
2 Beating the Systemp. 29
3 Dinner is Served ...p. 51
4 Tall, Slim, Fair ... and Ambitiousp. 77
5 Zulup. 103
6 Enter Harry Palmerp. 117
7 Alfiep. 141
8 Hollywoodp. 157
9 Interlude in Sin Cityp. 197
10 Get Carter ... and Sleuthp. 213
11 Goodbye Englandp. 253
12 Lotus Landp. 295
13 Buzzing Aboutp. 307
14 Home Sweet Homep. 315
15 A Big Hit for Little Voicep. 325
16 Second Windp. 335
Filmographyp. 349