Michael Caine

Michael Caine: A Class Act

by Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Faber and Faber Limited, 2005
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    9-780-5712-1683-3 (paperback)

    9-780-5713-4386-7 (online)
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    First Edition
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Michael Caine
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Michael Caine’s brilliant career has spanned five decades and over a hundred films. This son of a London fish-market porter made his name as an iconic rogue in classics such as The Italian Job and Get Carter but has also won Oscars working with the likes of Woody Allen. Christopher Bray’s biography offers the smartest assessment yet of Caine.