The legendary British actor, born Maurice Micklewhite, has legally changed his name to the showbiz moniker he adopted in 1954 because of the rise in airport security checks prompted by Islamic State.
“An airport security guard would say, ‘Hi, Michael Caine,’ and suddenly I’d give him a passport with a different name on it,” Caine said. “I could stand there for an hour. So I changed my name.”
I used to work with a guy who’d idolised Jason King in the seventies, copied the look and had the tache. He told me how crestfallen he was when he learned that his hero drank from the hot tap.