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Look who’s in town

Kinda. I understand Michael Caine is staying in the beautiful town of Rye and filming a movie in nearby Camber Sands.

It’s about an old man who escapes a care home to go to 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

That’s his co star, Glenda Jackson. If you don’t recognize her, this is what they looked like when they last worked together.

He’s 89 now. She’s 86.

The production company is looking for extras. They’ve put out a call for people who look especially old and frail.

It’s hilarious watching all the old dears in my social circle act like they couldn’t possibly qualify.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 3, 2022, 9:10 pm

Didn’t that story really happen?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 3, 2022, 9:50 pm

I’ve always like Michael Caine and enjoyed his performances.

Wasn’t he just about the first Brit actor to eschew the usually fake posh orotund British accent and speak his roles in what I take to be his original Cockney (?) voice? That must have taken some Newington Butts.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 3, 2022, 11:21 pm

His breakthrough movie “Zulu” is still one I’ll go back and rewatch. Though terribly incorrect for “Pvt Henry Hook” and of course all sorts of white colonial politically incorrect.

Lt. Gonville Bromhead.

A Bridge Too Far, The Eagle has Landed, The Man who would be King…and on and on and on. Comedy or drama with equal ease.

Comment from thefritz
Time: October 4, 2022, 12:01 am

his best movie ever was Dirty Rotten Scoundrels…it was a pissah’! Well, at least for Steve Martin.

Comment from steve
Time: October 4, 2022, 1:03 pm

I enjoyed his performance in Second Hand Lions

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 4, 2022, 3:52 pm

Yes it did, Durned.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: October 4, 2022, 6:53 pm

Roger Moore and Michael Caine grew up fairly near each other and in similar (poor) circumstances. But such is the class “divide” that when both were drafted into the British Army, Caine was an enlisted man and Roger Moore became an officer *purely because he spoke an upper-crust accent*. At least that’s how Moore told it.

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