Queen Elizabeth Ii - Queen Elizabeth Ii Enjoyed Filming Scenes For Olympics Opening Ceremony

British royal Queen Elizabeth Ii enjoyed filming a James Bond-themed sketch for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, admitting it was "a bit of a laugh".
Her Majesty appeared alongside 007 actor Daniel Craig in a pre-recorded film, directed by filmmaker Danny Boyle, in which she was shown being transported by helicopter to the Olympic Arena in Stratford, before appearing to parachute down to the ground.
The Queen was unable to see the clip, which also featured her beloved corgi dogs, when it aired during the big event on Friday (27Jul12) as she was hiding backstage at the stadium, ready to make her grand entrance.
However, according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, she told the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on Saturday (28Jul12), "It all seemed to go very well last night. But I didn't see my bit."
Johnson told the monarch she was "­brilliant", to which she replied, "It was a bit of a laugh."
It has since emerged the Queen performed her screen acting debut in just one take, with a production official telling the publication, "It was not a case of having to persuade the Queen to take part. Her Majesty said 'Yes' to it straight away. She thought it was such brilliant fun. And when the idea for the format was explained to her, she was happy with that, too.
"When we came to filming it the Queen was a natural. Did it take long? No. Let's just say we only had to film it once. And yes, they were the Queen's corgis. We had others on stand-by if it was required but we never needed to use them."


Tags: Queen Elizabeth II


More Queen Elizabeth Ii

Kate Middleton To Cheer On Tour De France Teams At Opening Ceremony

Cycling is certainly the sport du jour and is gripping the nation with Britons out on their bikes enjoying the warmer weather and planning Tour...

Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day Lewis & Dame Maggie Smith Receive Queen's Birthday Honours

The Queen's Birthday Honours List consists of 1149 people including Angelina Jolie and Daniel Day-Lewis. Day- Lewis has received a knighthood and Jolie has been...

Celebrity Break-Ins And Crazed Fans: When Fans Break Into Celebrity Homes

Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock has just recently discovered how far some fans will go to come into contact with their idols as a man...

Wet Hot American Summer Rumored For Netflix as Sub Service Takes 'The Crown'

In a constant bid to dominate the ever-changing streaming-subscription landscape, Netflix are ordering their first British original drama, The Crown, a series inspired by the...


Netflix Invests In £100M Queen Elizabeth Series 'The Crown'

Netflix has lined up a new £100 million dollar epic series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Entitled The Crown, the original programme concept...

Celebrities Blossom & Bloom At Chelsea Flower Show VIP Preview [Pictures]

Following a week of sultry temperate and – for Britain – near tropical climes, the celebrities were out en masse to take in the sights...

Angela Lansbury "Very Proud" To Be Made A Dame

Angela Lansbury has today been bestowed with the honour of being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth in a special ceremony. The 88 year-old actress,...

Helen Mirren Guides Procession Of Stars To The Queen At Royal Arts Reception

Last night, Buckingham Palace hosted a star-studded reception for some of the world's most talented stars of stage and screen. The Royal Reception for Dramatic...



Queen Elizabeth II Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Queen Elizabeth II

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All