British actor Maurice Micklewhite has officially changed his name to Michael Caine because of the rise in airport security checks prompted by Islamic State at the airports.
Interesting fact is people can still find him under the name of Maurice Micklewhite and find the results for Michael Caine, the 86-year-old actor.
He began his acting career on the Sussex stage as Michael Scott. After coming to London, he had to change his stage name as there was already someone named Michael Scott. So he eliminated the last part of his name to Scott to Caine, inspired by a poster for the Humphrey Bogart drama The Caine Mutiny.
Michael Caine was knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Sir Maurice Micklewhite. He still uses his real name, he revealed, as a tribute to his father.