Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, or as he is commonly known as, Sir Michael Caine, signed my quick sketch at his London agent’s office.
I drew it after attending the launch of his latest book, Elephant to Hollywood at the British Film Institute in 2011 and carried it around hoping to see him at a premiere or theatre opening night. That never happened. I used to see him at the occasional event, but his appearances have been minimal lately.
He turned 80 this year and planned to retire, but decided he wanted a third Oscar, so his official deadline will now be 90. Having already won two Academy Awards, he is one of the only two actors (the other is Jack Nicholson) nominated for an acting Oscar in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s
Sir Michael is an excellent signer, either in person or through the mail, with an efficient, no frills siggy… similar to his legendary cockney accent and acting style.