TDKR: Sir Michael Caine Reveals Alfred's Back-Story In New Interview

TDKR: Sir Michael Caine Reveals Alfred's Back-Story In New Interview

Well, it's actually Caine's own invented back-story for Bruce Wayne's faithful butler, but it's a good one! In a brand new interview to celebrate the home release of The Dark Knight Rises, the veteran actor also talks about Christopher Nolan's directing style..

We never get to find out too much about Alfred's past in Christopher Nolan's batman trilogy, aside from a few hints here and there (we know he was ex Special Forces for example) so in the following interview snippet released by Warner Bros UK, we hear for the first time the actor's invented back-story for the character, and how he came to be in the service of the Wayne family..

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

The Dark Knight Rises is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. You can check out my review of the Blu-ray and the special features included Here

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Filed Under "Batman" 12/21/2012 Source: TDKR UK
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kingshnake - 12/21/2012, 6:24 AM
Dat cowl in the background
Darkknight23 - 12/21/2012, 6:28 AM
@ Nomis love it!
whoelsebutkevin - 12/21/2012, 6:50 AM
I love all our senior Actors, we have so many that are just plain AWESOME. Connery, Caine, Freeman, DeVito, Hopkins and Mother Fruckin Samuel L. Jackson plenty others that I know I have forgotten.
Canon108 - 12/21/2012, 6:53 AM
The Burma speech was always awesome from the Dark Knight...
BIGBMH - 12/21/2012, 7:49 AM
Caine invented a pretty cool backstory!
Azazel1 - 12/21/2012, 8:30 AM
Micheal Caine is awesome-Best Alfred ever by far!!!
batfan175 - 12/21/2012, 8:40 AM
@DangerStranger: judging by your grammar so have you.
Maia87 - 12/21/2012, 11:00 AM
Michael Caine is the Man!
INFO - 12/21/2012, 12:43 PM
DukeAcureds - 12/21/2012, 3:31 PM
Pat Hingle invented his own bio for Commisioner Gordon in the previous four Bat-movies that was printed in the official making of books for those films, in which he said, in his mind, he was a beat cop, when Bruce Wayne's folks were shot down and was the first one on the scene and comforted the young Wayne. This was never a part of the comics mythology, but has become a large part of the Nolan movies, so much so that it was reiterated at the end of the franchise. Goyer will have read those making of books, being a real big Batman fan.
So this bio of Caine's could very well make it into the script of a future reboot. Who knows?
ShadesAtKnightII - 12/21/2012, 4:35 PM
Michael Caine is brilliant.
Jollem - 12/21/2012, 5:36 PM
in their prime...alfred stomps coulson
murf - 12/21/2012, 9:01 PM
Alfred trained with the SAS in Hereford, Hereford has a connection to Batman, thats awesome news as i live in Hereford and Batman is awesome
clogan - 12/21/2012, 10:34 PM

Read Constantin Stanislavski's trio book on acting, starting with "An actor prepares"
BokChopper - 12/21/2012, 10:51 PM
@teabag - Hilarious!
Super12 - 12/22/2012, 6:18 AM
I just learned more British slang than I've ever heard in my life...thanks teabag!

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