Citizen Caine: Bringing you the best in Michael Caine since 1998


This is the basic list of FAQs, but it doesn't cover everything. If you have a question about a specific film, you might want to check the page for that film, as many pages include stats and trivia. There also a long biography which is quite useful. If your question is not answered here, then you can always send an email.

What is Sir Michael Caine's real name?

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite. He is actually Sir Maurice Micklewhite, having been knighted, but is known professionally as Sir Michael Caine.

He specifically chose to receive his knighthood under his real name as a sign of respect for his father, for whom he is named. On Inside the Actor's Studio in 1998, he indicated that it was a gypsy tradition to name the eldest boy in the family Maurice.

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How did he get the name Michael Caine?

Caine Mutiny posterWhen he began his career in reperatory theatre, he was known professionally as Michael Scott. But, on the phone to this agent, he was told he'd been offered a part in a film and couldn't use that name as there was already a Michael Scott registered with Equity (the British actors' union). Looking around, he saw the Humphrey Bogart film The Caine Mutiny (1954) advertised at the local cinema, and picked Caine as his professional name.

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Where/when was Michael Caine born?

14 March 1933 at St Olave's Hospital, Bermondsey, South London. Southwark Council have erected a Blue Plaque at St Olave's to commemorate his birth. For more biographical information, try reading our Michael Caine biography.

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Is he married?

The Caine family

L-R: Natasha, Shakira, Michael and Nikki

Sir Michael Caine was married to the late actress Patricia Haines from 1954 to 1958. They have one daughter, Dominique, known as Nikki [b. 14.08.57].

He married his current wife, Shakira Baksh, on 8 January 1973 in Las Vegas. They have one daughter, Natasha [b. 15.07.73].

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Was he ever in the army?

Michael Caine's national service was from 1951 to 1953. His first year of service was spent in Iserlohn, near Dortmund, with the Queens Royal Surrey Regiment (now part of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment).

He was then transferred with four other members of his platoon to the Royal Fusiliers and sent to Korea. He saw action on the front lines alongside US Marines at Yong Dung Po (which is, I believe, on the 38th Parallel).

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Is this Michael Caine's official website?

Despite the mail page (and the bottom of every page) specifically stating that I am not Sir Michael Caine, nor his agent, nor associated with him in any way, I still get a lot of "Dear Sir Michael.." emails.

The official Michael Caine site is - unsurprisingly -

There are also official sites for many of his films. Check out links for details.

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Can you ask Sir Michael if he will...?

I repeat: I am NOT in contact with Michael Caine. I can't ask him anything.

If you are hell-bent on contacting him, you should try writing a formal letter to his agents.

A small point: if you're going to write to Michael Caine asking him to support your cause, at least spell his name right. I have lost count of the number of emails I get with "Michael Caine" spelt incorrectly.

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Where can I write to him?

His agents are International Creative Management.

You can write to them at:

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What about his email address?

If I had it, I wouldn't give it to you, but I don't have it, so the point is moot.

And, no, if you send an email to me, I will not forward it to him. Even if you ask really nicely. Really, really nicely. Trust me: there is no way you're gonna get an email to him unless you manage to get his email address from one of his kids.

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Was Michael Caine in / what role did he play in...[insert film name]?

Check out the films section. It has a full listing of all known TV and film roles, and it includes even his bit-part roles. Where known, the character name is given.

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Can I see him on TV?

There's always a Michael Caine film on TV. In fact, the Caine/Hackman theory states that, no matter what time it is, 24 hours a day, you can find a Michael Caine or Gene Hackman movie playing on TV.

We have a radio and TV guide with details of when you can catch him in the UK (includes all satellite and freeview channels). For US TV schedules, try

[If anyone has links to TV schedules in other countries, I'd appreciate you letting me know.]

Citizen Caine

Citizen Caine was originally known as Michael Caine in The Italian Job and started as a little sideline to learning a bit of HTML back in 1998. Since then, it's grown to well over 300 pages on all aspects of Michael Caine.

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