Few film actors have been at the top of their game for as long as Sir Michael Caine. For six decades, he has lent presence and distinction to every role he has undertaken – from the era-defining Alfie to classic films such as Get Carter", Zulu and Educating Rita; from his Oscar-winning performances in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules to Batman's unflappable butler, Alfred. Now, as Sir Michael starts taking life at a more leisurely pace, he and his wife, Lady Caine, are downsizing and putting some of their treasured possessions up for auction. The Personal Collection will be sold at Bonhams on Wednesday 2 March 2022. The sale contains a wonderful selection of items reflecting the breadth of Sir Michael's career, ranging from movie posters, furniture including his desk, works of art and fine art, such as Les Amoureux dans l'arbre by Marc Chagall. Sir Michael Caine said: «It's going to be quite a wrench to part with so many treasured parts of my life and career, but it's the right time to be moving on. I hope these mementoes will give their new owners as much pleasure as they have given us». Bonhams Director of House Sales and Iconic Collections, Charlie Thomas said: «Sir Michael Caine is a cinema legend internationally and a national treasure here in the UK».