Stars including Sir Roger Moore, Simon Pegg and Steve Coogan headed to London's Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday (01Oct14) to honour Sir Michael Caine's career. British comedians Coogan and Rob Brydon opened the show with a sketch in which they shared their best impressions of the acting veteran.
The Dark Knight star then talked about his 58-year career with U.K. chat show host Jonathan Ross, while clips from his best-loved movies played onscreen.
British singers Joss Stone and Lance Ellington performed songs from Caine's films Alfie, The Italian Job and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, while other musical scores were played by the London Symphony Orchestra.
The 81 year old told the audience about his repeated attempts to walk away from Hollywood, saying, "I've retired about 30 times and then I always get a script I can't refuse... Now I've retired sort of. I'm doing a second one of Now You See Me, a picture I did about magicians... I do that in December and then I stop. But then someone will give me a script."
Model Jerry Hall, record producer Quincy Jones and comedian David Walliams also attended the event, which raised $120,000 (£75,000) for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).