Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Sir Michael Caine ‘grieving for his brother’

Sir Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine, 79, is reportedly beside himself over the death of his younger brother Stanley Micklewhite.

The 79-year-old Academy Award-winning thespian and his sibling Stanley, who was two years his junior, were good friends.

Stanley died in January and Michael, whose birth name is Maurice Micklewhite, is still mourning his passing.

“We’ve kept it very quiet because we didn’t want a big fuss about it,” Stanley’s widow Marie told British newspaper the Mirror.

"Michael couldn’t even come to the funeral because we knew there would be a media circus around it.

“But Michael is grieving for his brother. They were very close.”

In the 1960s Michael and Stanley starred alongside each other in films The Italian Job, Play Dirty and Billion Dollar Brain.

The brothers partied hard together on Kings Road in the trendy Chelsea neighbourhood of London during that era.

Stanley eventually gave up acting to become a writer and Michael gave his sibling a generous monthly allowance.

The pair spoke with each other frequently before Stanley’s demise.

They grew up together in the Southwark borough of London before evacuating with their family to the Norfolk region of England during World War II.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Libra:

Your home life is undergoing big changes. Youngsters may decide the time is right to fly the nest. An elderly relative may come to live with you. You might move in with a loving partner. Whatever form this new situation takes, it will be empowering. You'll get help that was previously unavailable. If your current home can't support the lifestyle changes in your household, it is time to move. Search for a quiet hideaway where you can all rest and relax after a hard day's work.More