Sir Michael Caine was accidentally locked in his dressing room attic while taking a nap on the set of his new film, it was reported.
The Italian Job actor, 79, found himself trapped after waking up to find the film crew had left for the day and locked the door, believing he was in his trailer.
Sir Michael was only freed the following morning when a carpenter came to collect his tools from the disused theatre in New Orleans in the US.
He had been unable to call for help because his mobile phone was in his trailer, and he was left in darkness in the attic room, a source told theDaily Mirror.
“It had been a long day of filming and Michael decided to slip upstairs to a makeshift dressing area and catch 40 winks,” an insider said.
“Unfortunately he was asleep for some time and failed to hear directors calling a wrap.”