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Queen Volunteered For Bond Olympics Sketch

Post  Panda on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:48 am

Queen Volunteered For Bond Olympics Sketch


The Queen offered up her services for the Olympics opening
ceremony sketch, creative guru Danny Boyle reveals.



6:57am UK,
Saturday 23 March 2013

The Queen's pretend parachute jump was one of the
ceremony's highlights












  • Danny Boyle, the mastermind behind London's Olympic opening
    ceremony, has revealed he did not actually ask the Queen to appear in his James
    Bond sketch - she volunteered.

    TV viewers around the world were surprised to see the Queen appearing
    alongside Daniel Craig in the spoof sequence prior to her arrival in the Olympic
    Stadium last summer.

    Boyle told ITV's Jonathan Ross Show he had originally envisaged a lookalike
    taking part in the skit.
    Boyle is an Oscar-winning
    director
    The creative director of the London 2012 opening ceremony explained: "It was
    part of the protocol - you have to bring in the Head of State and sing the
    National Anthem - and we thought we'd (do) something different, so we wrote up
    this idea of the James Bond idea.

    "And we sent it in to them, and we were asking really for permission for them
    to accept that it wouldn't embarrass them and we'd get a double, a good double,
    and we were thinking Helen Mirren.
    The Queen at the opening ceremony last
    year
    "They came back and said 'we're delighted for you to do it, and Her Majesty
    would like to be in it herself' - and the surreal thing, 'she would like to play
    herself'."

    The Oscar-winning director went on: "She said 'what do you want me to do?',
    and I told her and she said 'fine'.

    "So we got in and we started doing it and then she said 'don't you think I
    should say something?' and I said 'yes, OK, what do you suggest?'.

    "She said 'I'll do something' and we started shooting and she turned round
    and she said her lines beautifully."

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Re: Queen Volunteered For Bond Olympics Sketch

Post  Panda on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:57 am

The Queen has a very good sense of humour and surprised everyone around the World with that sketch, especially the Parachuting ....BRILLIANY.!!
I couldn't see if she had her handbag with her, did anyone see it.?

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