Michael Caine Praises British Cinema

December 7, 2009 by  
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michaelcaineSir Michael Caine proved he doesn’t live up to his surname as he praised British independent cinema at the British Independent Film Awards, where he accepted his Variety Award of Lifetime Achievement gong.

The two-time Oscar winner revealed he had been “amazed” by the standard of talent shown among the nominees at the award ceremony in London.

Sir Michael said: “It’s completely different this sort of awards – it’s very small, it’s not televised, it’s just a very personal British thing, and to me it’s a learning process the entire evening. There has been so much talent out there that I didn’t know about. I thought there was a massive talent here but even I underestimated it. It’s fantastic.”

The 76-year-old actor revealed he is now running out of space to keep all the awards he has received in his long film career.

He said: “I have a very big office and I have books all the way round and on the top of the bookshelf. I have an empty space so these awards go all the way round – it’s getting a bit tight I must say.”

We’re sure Sid Owen would be glad to take some off you…

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