85th Birthday of Michael Caine

Get CARTED! Paul McCartney pushes Michael Caine around in a wheelchair while the pair recall the swinging 60s at his 85th birthday bash

  • My Generation star restricted to a wheelchair after breaking ankle in his garden 
  • He fell in the snow as Storm Emma and the Beast from the East battered Britain 
  • The 75-year-old former Beatle lent a helping hand to The Italian Job actor 

Sir Michael Caine was forced to celebrate his 85th birthday in a wheelchair after he broke his ankle falling over in his snow-covered garden.

Luckily Sir Paul McCartney was on-hand to push the acting legend around following the release of his new film My Generation - a documentary homage to 1960s pop culture.

The Get Carter star appeared in high spirits despite sustaining the injury as Storm Emma met the Beast from the East and battered Britain.

Sir Paul McCartney was spotted wheeling Sir Michael Caine through his birthday celebrations as the My Generation star recovers from a broken ankle 

Sir Paul McCartney was spotted wheeling Sir Michael Caine through his birthday celebrations as the My Generation star recovers from a broken ankle 

'Michael slipped and broke his ankle in his garden during the recent heavy snow,' his spokesperson told Mirror Online today. 'He is in fine health and great spirits.'

Sir Michael's starring role in 1969 film The Italian Job made him a cult figure among fans of the swinging sixties as his British crook anti-hero championed mod fashion in the form of sharp suits. 

Today he marked his birthday at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank, just a short drive from Rotherhithe, where he was born.

Sir Michael - pictured with wife Shakira and daughter Natasha - blows out candles on a cake decorated with reels from his many films 

Sir Michael - pictured with wife Shakira and daughter Natasha - blows out candles on a cake decorated with reels from his many films 

Sir Michael - pictured leaving his birthday celebrations today - was forced to use a wheelchair after the accident

Sir Michael - pictured leaving his birthday celebrations today - was forced to use a wheelchair after the accident

Dressed in a smart suit and blue shirt, he was accompanied by the former Beatle, 75, as well his Shakira and daughter Natasha.

He was serenaded by guests and pictured blowing out candles on a cake decorated with reels from films he starred in over the years including Zulu. 

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