Michael Caine

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Mike Hodges: a masterpiece creator as comfortable with gritty crime as with zany sci-fi
With films as varied as Get Carter, Flash Gordon and Croupier to his name, Hodges was a great social commentator as well as a wonderful storyteller

Peter Bradshaw

21, Dec, 2022 @12:34 PM

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Mike Hodges, Get Carter and Flash Gordon director, dies aged 90
British director was known for his often bleak and brutal gangster films, most famously his 1971 film Get Carter starring Michael Caine

Sian Cain

20, Dec, 2022 @11:09 PM

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Kermit and Fozzie: ‘I’d like to try The Great British Bake Off – especially if it was custard pies’
The Muppets’ top entertainers answer your questions about festive traditions, Miss Piggy and working with their good friend Michael Caine

As told to Rich Pelley

15, Dec, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Medieval review – a Bohemian rhapsody of merry bruisers and brutal bloodshed
The costliest Czech film of all time features epic battles, royal conspiracies, hungry lions –and Michael Caine in a neckruff

Phil Hoad

25, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lose the Sheen: can you identify the film stars from their real names? – quiz
Martin Sheen says he regrets changing his name from Ramón Estévez. So can you spot the superstars from their real names in our quiz?

Martin Belam

22, Jun, 2022 @1:55 PM

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Get Carter review – Michael Caine delivers in stone-cold crime classic
Mike Hodges’ Brit-crime magnum opus from 1971, which gave Caine the role of a lifetime as gangland enforcer Jack Carter, can be savoured again on re-release

Peter Bradshaw

25, May, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Red carpets and banana skins: Jane Campion and the Oscars hopefuls who jeopardised their chances
The Power of the Dog director has apologised for remarks about the Williams sisters, but they could cost her a gong. If so, she wouldn’t be the first nominee to fall from A-list to blacklist

Ryan Gilbey

17, Mar, 2022 @3:33 PM

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The Ipcress File review – a working-class hero takes on the might of Russia
ITV’s reboot of Len Deighton’s cold war spy thriller has Joe Cole as Harry Palmer sorting out the mess left by public school boys. Sound familiar?

Stuart Jeffries

06, Mar, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Best Sellers review – Michael Caine does the business in otherwise silly slush
Aubrey Plaza’s independent publisher must convince Caine’s curmudgeonly novelist to trot out another book

Peter Bradshaw

03, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Michael Caine on Brexit, Boris Johnson and big breaks: ‘I’ve done 150 movies. I think that’s enough’
He blew the doors off in the 60s as part of an upstart generation of actors. As he releases a new film and tries his hand at novel-writing, is he about to make a clean getaway from the movie business?

Xan Brooks

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hear me out: why Gnomeo & Juliet isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending disliked films is a plea to reconsider a surprisingly idiosyncratic animated comedy

David Alexander

12, Jul, 2021 @6:48 AM

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Martin Freeman’s teenage obsessions: ‘I still think that rude-boy skinhead look is hard to beat’
The Hobbit actor, who is back on TV in the sitcom Breeders, recalls sharp dressing on a budget, discovering Public Enemy and how Michael Caine got him into film

As told to Rich Pelley

27, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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