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Michael Caine Trapped In Dressing Room
British film star Michael Caine spent the night trapped in an attic dressing room while filming in New Orleans.
The actor had reportedly fallen asleep while taking a break from filming a crime caper entitled Now You See Me.
His dressing room was in the attic of an old disused theatre.
Staff thought he had left and locked up for the night, leaving the Italian Job star in the dark without his mobile phone.
He was not discovered until the next morning when a carpenter turned up for work. Sir Michael was reportedly not in the best of moods, although grateful for being found.
"It had been a long day of filming and Michael decided to slip upstairs to a makeshift dressing area and catch 40 winks," a production source told the Daily Mirror.
"Unfortunately, he was asleep for some time and failed to hear directors calling a wrap. Production all assumed he was safely outside in his trailer and therefore locked up for the night.
"His mobile phone was in his trailer and there was no electricity in the attic, meaning he couldn't see a thing. It was pitch black. Michael started shouting for help but no one could hear him."Sir Michael, 79, was on location in Louisiana filming with Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson.
Now You See Me is about a team of illusionists who act as modern-day Robin Hoods pulling off bank raids during their performances and giving their proceeds to the audiences.
This week, Oscar-winner Sir Michael was in London to receive the freedom of Southwark, the south London borough where he grew up.