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Friday's Quote of the Day

11:08 UK time, Friday, 14 March 2008

See the Quote of the Day every morning on the Magazine index.

"I am the original bourgeois nightmare: a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars" - Sir Michael Caine

Across the week, the BBC has been running a series of programmes looking at Britain's white working class, but it hardly had millionaires living in leafy Surrey in mind.

Despite his wealth, knighthood and fame, the star of Alfie and Get Carter has tried to stay true to his roots in Rotherhithe, south-east London, and that Cockney accent is now part of the fabric of British film history.

After all, how would "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" sound uttered by Hugh Grant?

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