Daniel Craig - Keeping Queen Elizabeth's Olympic Cameo A Secret Was 'A Hell Of A Job'

Keeping Queen Elizabeth's role in the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony a secret was ''a hell of a job''.

The monarch delighted those attending the ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London and an estimated worldwide audience of one billion by taking part in a pre-recorded segment with Daniel Craig as James Bond where she appeared to parachute into the stadium.

Scenes were filmed in April and a source told MailOnline: ''It's been a hell of a job keeping it secret for so long.''

A palace spokesman said: ''She was delighted to be asked to be involved in something so exceptional.''

The film began with James Bond arriving at Buckingham Palace in an iconic black cab and walking down a hallway flanked by two of the 85-year-old royal's beloved Corgi dogs, Monty, 13, who used to belong to the Queen Mother and Holly, nine.

He entered a room to be greeted by Queen Elizabeth, wearing a pale peach dress, with the words ''Good evening Mr. Bond.''

The spy returned the formal greeting by answering ''Good evening You Majesty'' before the pair walked outside to a waiting helicopter before taking off, leaving the disappointed Corgis behind.

Queen Elizabeth and Bond travelled in the Union Jack decorated helicopter past a number of iconic London sights including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye before arriving at the Olympic Stadium for her ''jump''.

However, the royal revealed the joke when she and her husband Prince Philip appeared to loud cheers, where they walked down the steps in the stadium to their seats.


Contactmusic

Tags: Daniel Craig - Buckingham Palace - James Bond - Parachute - Prince Philip - Steps

Advertisement

More Daniel Craig

Is Dave Bautista The Next James Bond Villain?

Dave Bautista, the WWE wrestler turned actor who recently starred in Marvel's mega-movie Guardians of the Galaxy, has reportedly been cast in the 24th James...

Lea Seydoux Reportedly Cast In Upcoming 'Bond 24' Movie

Lea Seydoux has reportedly been cast in the next James Bond movie. Filming for the currently untitled 24th Bond movie is set to begin in...

Daniel Craig To Play "Covered Up Character" in Star Wars: Episode VII

Daniel Craig is rumored to have a cameo in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The James Bond actor will allegedly make a special appearance...

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas, saying the saturation leads to a short shelf-live for many top movies, stunting...

Advertisement

Stunning Location for 'Skyfall' Now Blighted With Fly-Tipping

Glen Etive in Lochaber, the stunning location used in the James Bond movie Skyfall, is now a hot spot for the dumping of rubbish. A...

Recent James Bond Films Have Been Geared Towards Asian Audiences, Says John Cleese

John Cleese, who played James Bond’s gadget man Q in 2002’s Die Another Day, has claimed that filmmakers are more interested in the Britsh Spy’s...

Keanu Reeves Replaces Daniel Craig In Courtroom Drama 'The Whole Truth'

Deadline are reporting that Keanu Reeves has replaced Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth. Craig had been cast as a defence attorney...

Was Pierce Brosnan Really The Worst Bond?

Poor Pierce Brosnan has got it in his head that he was never good enough when it came to playing legendary secret service agent, James...

Advertisement

Comments

Daniel Craig Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Daniel Craig

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All