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Sir Michael Caine - Freeman of the City of London

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Sir Michael Caine - Freeman of the City of London

 

Sir Michael reminisced on his career on the day he was made a Freeman of the City of London. He was born on the side of the River Thames in London but moved north and attended Hackney Downs School - Formerly the Grocers Company School.

 

According to the London News, LEATHERHEAD, to the west of London, resident Sir Michael Caine was given the Freedom of the City of London in the second week of March 2013 as an exhibition opened to celebrate his career.


He starred in many films including Alfie and the Italian Job. He was recognised by the City of London Corporation for his achievement in film. The ceremony coincided with a display of family photographs and portraits of the London-born actor at the Museum of London.

 

Sir Michael Caine
 
Sir Michael said he was "proud" of the exhibition. The actor, who was born Maurice Micklewhite Jnr, was presented with his award during a special service conducted by the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court at the Museum's City Gallery. Beverley Cook, who is the Museum Of London curator, said: "Sir Michael Caine is one of London's most loved and recognisable characters. "He was the first actor to bring an authentic London accent to the big screen, and, although Hollywood success made him an international star, he remains inextricably linked to his London roots."

 

When speaking ahead of the exhibition, Sir Michael said: "I think the museum is great for London, and I am so proud to be included." The Freedom of the City of London, which is believed to have first been conferred in 1237, is granted to those who have made outstanding contributions to London life. The exhibition of Sir Michael's life and work will run until 14 July and entry is free. Michael Caine is one of London's great actors.