Veteran star Michael Caine stranded in locked attic overnight after taking a nap
MICHAEL Caine was accidentally locked in his dressing room attic while taking a nap on the set of his new film, it was reported.
The Italian Job actor, 79, found himself trapped after waking up to find the film crew had left for the day and locked the door, believing he was in his trailer.
Sir Michael was only freed the following morning when a carpenter came to collect his tools from the disused theatre in New Orleans in the US.
He had been unable to call for help because his mobile phone was in his trailer, and he was left in darkness in the attic room, a source told the Daily Mirror.
"It had been a long day of filming and Michael decided to slip upstairs to a makeshift dressing area and catch 40 winks," an insider said.
"Unfortunately he was asleep for some time and failed to hear directors calling a wrap."
Sir Michael, whose real name is Maurice Micklewhite, was filming his new thriller Now You See Me at Loew's State Theatre in Louisiana.
He did not have a production assistant so nobody realised he had failed to sign off for the day.
The Oscar-winning actor was said to have been "grateful" for being found in the attic but was not in "the best of moods".
He was recently awarded the freedom of the London borough of Southwark, where he grew up.
Sir Michael described it as a "personal" award after a career of accolades and prizes.