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Michael Caine’s soon to be dead friend

in his new interview in the guardian he says the following:

[quote] And I have another very close friend who is very, very ill. If he survives until next weekend I’ll be surprised. And I won’t mention his name, but you’ll read about him in the papers.

Who could he be talking about? I’m guessing another actor but I suppose it could be a society figure.

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by Anonymousreply 106October 23, 2021 5:02 AM

Bill Clinton?

by Anonymousreply 1October 19, 2021 7:02 AM

I was thinking perhaps Jack Nicholson. No idea if they’re close friends but they worked together.

by Anonymousreply 2October 19, 2021 7:04 AM

Morgan Freeman

by Anonymousreply 3October 19, 2021 7:09 AM

Dame Edna

by Anonymousreply 4October 19, 2021 7:12 AM

I've had a hunch Jack Nicholson will be the "big" death of 2021 for a couple of months. He hasn't been seen in years.

by Anonymousreply 5October 19, 2021 7:12 AM

Ward Bond.

by Anonymousreply 6October 19, 2021 7:27 AM

My first thought was Nicholson.

by Anonymousreply 7October 19, 2021 7:28 AM

Damn if it’s Nicholson. It just feels weird when iconic, larger than life actors on that level dies.

by Anonymousreply 8October 19, 2021 7:34 AM

Caine is getting up there at 88. I know it’s apart of life but damn.

by Anonymousreply 9October 19, 2021 7:36 AM

Nah, it's going to be a Brit.

by Anonymousreply 10October 19, 2021 7:37 AM

What old Brit actors are there still alive that he didn't mention in the article? Not Hopkins because he's signed onto some new projects.

by Anonymousreply 11October 19, 2021 7:43 AM

I thought it might be Terence Stamp (they were roommates in the 60s), but Stamp says they haven't talked in 40 years.

by Anonymousreply 12October 19, 2021 7:45 AM

Didn’t he work together with Anthony Hopkins?

by Anonymousreply 13October 19, 2021 7:46 AM

Any actor from a Bridge Too Far.

by Anonymousreply 14October 19, 2021 7:47 AM

R13 I thought Hopkins too but he's filming a movie with Anne Hathaway right now so not him.

by Anonymousreply 15October 19, 2021 7:49 AM

Sad last days !

by Anonymousreply 16October 19, 2021 7:53 AM

Possibly Johnny Gold. He died on October 7. Perhaps Sir Michael was interviewed for the article earlier in the month.

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by Anonymousreply 17October 19, 2021 7:56 AM

Actors too ill to work:

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by Anonymousreply 18October 19, 2021 7:57 AM

Sorry I posted that ridiculous list. It's old.

by Anonymousreply 19October 19, 2021 8:01 AM

Ignore R17. He obviously can't read.

by Anonymousreply 20October 19, 2021 8:19 AM

At least he got to sample kissing Christopher Reeve.

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by Anonymousreply 21October 19, 2021 8:33 AM

Nicholson has been been rumored to be suffering from increasingly bad dementia for a number of years now.

by Anonymousreply 22October 19, 2021 8:40 AM

I thought maybe Jessica Simpson at first, but now i'm thinking Jewel.

by Anonymousreply 23October 19, 2021 9:08 AM

^ Sorry, that was meant for the Masked Singer thread.

by Anonymousreply 24October 19, 2021 9:10 AM

He has been cryogenically frozen til they find a cure for dementia. He sends his love.

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by Anonymousreply 25October 19, 2021 9:11 AM

[quote]Damn if it’s Nicholson. It just feels weird when iconic, larger than life actors on that level dies.

I'm always curious by that reaction. I could barely offer up a "Huh, you don't say" over dead celebrities, and the greater their fame the less the reaction. Someone like Linda Manz who portrayed the young girl with the odd voice in "Days of Heaven" in 1978 made more of an impression for me more because I thought of how she was such an important aspect of how people recall that film, and that that was her one great role. Jack Nicholson, Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger..."Huh, you don't say."

by Anonymousreply 26October 19, 2021 9:12 AM

Yeah, I’d say Jack too. It’s about time for the Dementia to run its course.

by Anonymousreply 27October 19, 2021 11:29 AM

I don’t think it’s Nicholson. He was out golfing in March 2020 with a bunch of other celebs.

by Anonymousreply 28October 19, 2021 12:08 PM

Huh. He voted for BREXIT.

by Anonymousreply 29October 19, 2021 12:08 PM

Sir Antony Sher is terminally ill.

by Anonymousreply 30October 19, 2021 12:35 PM

He’s probably not the person Caine refers to, but how is Jeff Bridges doing?

by Anonymousreply 31October 19, 2021 12:47 PM

I'm pretty sure person in question is British. And not necessarily an actor? Could be someone whose death may make the British papers but not big news in the US.

by Anonymousreply 32October 19, 2021 12:50 PM

[Quote]Sir Antony Sher is terminally ill.

For the win

by Anonymousreply 33October 19, 2021 12:55 PM

R32 is right, I can't believe it took 32 comments for someone to say it. Here is the full quote:

[quote]What he misses, if anything, are the people, not the films. The films are there on his iPad any time he wants to watch them. But his mates have absconded; they’ve made their getaways, too. “My generation is going. All my friends are dying off. Because we all got so old. Roger Moore, Sean Connery – those are two of my closest friends who went. Then a couple of days ago, Johnny Gold, who owned Tramp, the discotheque in London. And I have another very close friend who is very, very ill. If he survives until next weekend I’ll be surprised. And I won’t mention his name, but you’ll read about him in the papers.”

by Anonymousreply 34October 19, 2021 12:55 PM

I thought Caine had died

by Anonymousreply 35October 19, 2021 1:26 PM

My Cocaine

by Anonymousreply 36October 19, 2021 1:33 PM

[quote]Sir Antony Sher is terminally ill.

[quote]For the win

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by Anonymousreply 37October 19, 2021 1:36 PM

I thought he was dead.

by Anonymousreply 38October 19, 2021 1:37 PM

In the event that he isn't talking about Antony Sher, is he friends with John Cleese? He's still in good health, isn't he?

by Anonymousreply 39October 20, 2021 12:00 AM

Obviously Patricia Quinn.

by Anonymousreply 40October 20, 2021 12:47 AM

John Cleese is fine, as far as I know, R39. Billy Connolly's on his last legs but I don't know if he's a particular friend of Caine's.

by Anonymousreply 41October 20, 2021 12:56 AM

It must have been Leslie Bricusse but I guess there's no prize now.

by Anonymousreply 42October 20, 2021 1:13 AM

Wow, R42. I just found this quote in a 2010 Telegraph interview:

[quote]When I ask if he finds it hard to forge friendships with what Liz Hurley calls ‘civilians’, there is a pause before he answers. ‘My closest friends are Roger Moore, who is an actor, Sean Connery, who is an actor, Terry O’Neill, who is a photographer, Johnny Gold, who was the boss of Tramp, and [bold]Leslie Bricusse[/bold], who is a composer. Come to think of it, I don’t meet other people often enough to become friends with them. I don’t meet stockbrokers, or carpenters, or coal miners, I spend all day with actors, composers and photographers.’

How sad, they're all gone.

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by Anonymousreply 43October 20, 2021 1:26 AM

Chaka Khan?

by Anonymousreply 44October 20, 2021 1:29 AM

Madeline Ashton.

by Anonymousreply 45October 20, 2021 2:15 AM
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by Anonymousreply 46October 20, 2021 2:17 AM

Ian McKellen

by Anonymousreply 47October 20, 2021 2:20 AM

Jack will bury us all. He even outlived Evans.

by Anonymousreply 48October 20, 2021 2:26 AM

R48 yeah he was at a Bernie rally last year - he looked fine to me.

by Anonymousreply 49October 20, 2021 4:54 AM

Tori Spelling? She’s looking a bi5 Peking these days.

by Anonymousreply 50October 20, 2021 4:57 AM

R53. That's excellent research.

by Anonymousreply 51October 20, 2021 5:11 AM

Is he friends with Sidney Poitier?

by Anonymousreply 52October 20, 2021 5:16 AM

Getting up there, r9? He’s all the way the fuck up there.

by Anonymousreply 53October 20, 2021 5:16 AM

I recently saw him in a movie, can't remember the name but it was about a author who has to go on a book tour. I enjoyed it.

by Anonymousreply 54October 20, 2021 5:22 AM

The Queen.

by Anonymousreply 55October 20, 2021 5:23 AM

[quote] Billy Connolly's on his last legs

Really? That sucks.

Met him at a party once. Was one of the nicest guys in the room, and funny as hell.

by Anonymousreply 56October 20, 2021 5:36 PM

[quote]The Queen.

Ian McKellen?

by Anonymousreply 57October 20, 2021 6:15 PM

It's Queen Elizabeth. They are friends.

She WILL NOT make it to see another Halloween. The spell has been cast. I'm not kidding. I"m an insider. She misses PeePaw so much, her health has been declining the past 2 months. Poor ol' broad hasn't dumped a solid since 1999.

by Anonymousreply 58October 20, 2021 8:35 PM

[quote]How sad, they're all gone.

Tina Louise is sending a telegram with tips on how to heal.

by Anonymousreply 59October 20, 2021 9:49 PM

It’s Bill Clinton

by Anonymousreply 60October 20, 2021 9:56 PM

Joan Collins!

by Anonymousreply 61October 20, 2021 10:02 PM

What's it all about, Alfie?

by Anonymousreply 62October 20, 2021 10:24 PM

Michael Caine is the Typhoid Mary of octogenarians!

by Anonymousreply 63October 20, 2021 10:41 PM

it's not Jack..............

Jack Nicholson sits courtside at Lakers game for first time in over a year

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by Anonymousreply 64October 20, 2021 11:06 PM

R25 lmao! I needed that. Thank you 😊

by Anonymousreply 65October 20, 2021 11:10 PM

R64 Thanks. This thread had me convinced Jack was gonna die tomorrow lol.

by Anonymousreply 66October 20, 2021 11:15 PM

Brian Laundrie for the win

by Anonymousreply 67October 20, 2021 11:20 PM

You've got to kill the cameras and be sure you hammer what's left of the bones into powder.

by Anonymousreply 68October 20, 2021 11:22 PM

Sorry. Responding to another thread by mistake.

by Anonymousreply 69October 20, 2021 11:22 PM

It's Roger Moore.

Caine forgot he died four years ago.


by Anonymousreply 70October 20, 2021 11:24 PM

In the past he has listed his his four best friends as Roger Moore, dead in 2017, actor Terry O'Neill, who died November 2019; Connery, who died Halloween, 2020; Johnny Gold (owned the club Tramp,) who died 10/8/21; and Leslie Bricusse, who died yesterday at 90, 10/19/21.

He was talking about Bricusse, while still smarting about Gold.

by Anonymousreply 71October 20, 2021 11:34 PM

Caine's close friend was the photographer (and much-loathed ex-husband of Miss Dunaway) Terry O'Neill, not the actor of the same name.

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by Anonymousreply 72October 20, 2021 11:40 PM

I imagine it must be tough to be the last man standing.

by Anonymousreply 73October 20, 2021 11:45 PM

Caine is a murderess hiding in plain site!

by Anonymousreply 74October 21, 2021 12:18 AM

All of those who suggested females, in the article he clearly specified a man. It was Leslie bricusse, pretty sure of that now. Thanks dl sleuths!

by Anonymousreply 75October 21, 2021 6:03 AM

He's friends with Murdoch. He and Shakira "double-date" out to dinner in London with Rupert and Jerry.

by Anonymousreply 76October 21, 2021 6:06 AM

Poor Jack Nicholson. Yes, I've heard that he hasn't been seen publicly in months.

by Anonymousreply 77October 21, 2021 6:13 AM

R77, he was just seen at a lakers game. fat as fuck but still alive

by Anonymousreply 78October 21, 2021 6:41 AM

Does any one know how Jack Nicholson is ? I have heard he's not seen for over a year now.

by Anonymousreply 79October 21, 2021 6:44 AM

R79, he's fine.

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by Anonymousreply 80October 21, 2021 6:45 AM

Nicholson and Caine were spotted shooting hoops together yesterday. All good.

by Anonymousreply 81October 21, 2021 6:48 AM


by Anonymousreply 82October 21, 2021 6:54 AM

I’m confused, how does Michael Caine know Brian Laundrie?

by Anonymousreply 83October 21, 2021 7:06 AM

i would love to hang out with him, I bet he has millions of interesting stories

by Anonymousreply 84October 21, 2021 7:14 AM

R79/r80 etc and in case anyone was wondering how this guy was doing , Dustin Hoffman was spotted at the opening season Knicks game tonight (amazingly they won). Same age as Nicholson - doesn’t even look close to that age (he looks great).

by Anonymousreply 85October 21, 2021 8:11 AM

Hoffman’s age is always an anomaly since he was 29 when he filmed The Graduate.

by Anonymousreply 86October 21, 2021 8:14 AM

So many icons are getting up there and roughly the same age, Hoffman, Nicholson, Redford, Delon. Beatty, de Niro, Pacino.

by Anonymousreply 87October 21, 2021 9:06 AM

I second Sir Ian. Banning that, Sir Derek

by Anonymousreply 88October 21, 2021 9:24 AM

[quote] QE II?

The boat?

by Anonymousreply 89October 21, 2021 3:07 PM

He socialized with the Gstaad set: Audrey Hepburn (dead). David Niven (dead). Roger Moore (dead) Capucine (dead) Blake Edwards (dead) and many more Has to be depressing

by Anonymousreply 90October 23, 2021 2:47 AM

Angela Lansbury

by Anonymousreply 91October 23, 2021 2:58 AM

Peter Scolari

by Anonymousreply 92October 23, 2021 3:00 AM

R90 god, can’t think of anything worse than a group of friends made up exclusively of actors and a director. Unless they were egoless, what a potential nightmare those meet ups would have been.

by Anonymousreply 93October 23, 2021 3:05 AM

Jessica Simpson and Jewel are still the best guesses in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 94October 23, 2021 3:28 AM

R93. They drank a lot and had fun. They were friends and most had homes in and near Gstaad.

by Anonymousreply 95October 23, 2021 3:31 AM

R93 yeah but they’re Brits so they just like to drink and have fun - it’s a little different.

by Anonymousreply 96October 23, 2021 3:39 AM

I doubt Audrey Hepburn liked to drink and was all that much fun. Don’t know much about the others. Capucine jumped out of her window backwards in her 60s I imagine she was not a barrel of laughs to be around either.

by Anonymousreply 97October 23, 2021 3:41 AM

Audrey seems sweet, if boring. Probably fun to go on walks with.

by Anonymousreply 98October 23, 2021 3:44 AM

r97 I wish we knew more about exactly HOW famous persons jumped out of windows (frontwards or backwards, for example)

by Anonymousreply 99October 23, 2021 3:52 AM

If I were going to be hauled up in a chalet in Gstaad in Winter with a bunch of actors of that era I’d choose Peter o’toole, Omar sharif, Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Ursula Andress (she looks like fun) and give me some glamorous European couples like Alain delon and romy schneider and throw in liz and Richard burton and someone crazy like Helmut Berger for good measure. They seem like they would have partied at least. The idea of Audrey Hepburn and or Deborah Kerr, Blake edwards and Julie Andrews… doesn’t sound particularly exciting

by Anonymousreply 100October 23, 2021 3:52 AM

Thank you, R72. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 101October 23, 2021 3:55 AM

^^ many if those were part of the group. Delon was living in Geneva so he went up frequently. Valentino and his lot were regulars. Lots of fun in the Gstaad Palace Hotel bar. And yes, Capucine was great fun

by Anonymousreply 102October 23, 2021 4:05 AM

Brendad Dickson?

by Anonymousreply 103October 23, 2021 4:12 AM

And Audrey drank Bourbon with the gang. Loved to dance

by Anonymousreply 104October 23, 2021 4:21 AM

I think he's talking about Angie Dickinson, who he starred with in Murder to Kill.

by Anonymousreply 105October 23, 2021 4:53 AM

[quote] I think he's talking about Angie Dickinson, who he starred with in Murder to Kill.

Oh fucking DEAR

by Anonymousreply 106October 23, 2021 5:02 AM
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