James Bond to open 2012 Olympics London

daniel craig james bondDaniel Craig who plays the role of British Secret Agent James Bond has been personally invited by the Queen of England to open the sporting event which the world eagerly awaits – the 2012 London Olympics.  You might wonder why Daniel Craig should be given such a great honor by the Queen Elizabeth II..

As the third installment of his portrayal as Agent Bond is coming up in 2012, Daniel Craig is an ideal choice together with the royal couple Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip to open the 2012 London Olympics ceremony on July 27.  A massive audience within the stadium and at their homes will get to see “The Arrival”.  The Arrival is a short film that features stunning scenes inside London’s splendid Buckingham Palace with actor Daniel Craig as James Bond..  In this film, billions of excited viewers will get to see Agent 007 as he arrives by Royal Appointment and is told his most recent mission is to launch the much awaited Olympic Games.

This film is directed by Oscar winning moviemaker Danny Boyle.  Danny Boyle is the talented creative director of the opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics.  The film also celebrates the golden year of British James Bond movies.  The Queen, who is celebrating her diamond jubilee this year, may make a cameo appearance in the film. Further details will be disclosed to the public only when the show is about to commence.

Thus, James Bond will be a new attraction for the Olympic Games 2012. The participation of Daniel Craig as James Bond and the involvement of the royal Buckingham Palace in filming projects will grant the public’s desire of having the most iconic British film character linked with its reputable monarch during the .

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Daniel Craig was born on March 2, 1968 in Cheshire, England to parents Carol and Timothy Craig. Daniel Craig started acting at the age of six. He graduated from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He began his career on stage. Earlier in his career, he was seen in television in the films Elizabeth, Zorro, The Power of One, A King on King Arthur’s Court, and Sharpe’s Eagle. He also appeared in British films like The Trench, and Some Voices which landed him the leading roles in bigger productions like Lara Croft: The Tomb Raider along with Angelina Jolie, Layer Cake, Road to Perdition, and Munich.

Daniel Craig’s fame soars high when he was chosen by EON Production to portray the role as James Bond in 2005. But the road to success for Craig is not simple because of the controversies surrounding the decision made by producers. Unlike other actors, the viewing public did not consider him to fit the image of Bond which has been accustomed for a long time. In fact, viewers staged an Internet campaign to boycott the movie while it was still in production to express their dissatisfaction and protest. Despite all of these, four actors who previously played as James Bond such as Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore supported him all the way. Even Roger Moore regarded his acceptance to the role an excellent decision.

It was indeed an excellent decision. In 2006, the first Bond film “Casino Royale” was dubbed as the top grossing Bond film to date with a whooping US$594,239,066 worldwide. It was a promising turnout for Daniel Craig whom the viewing public resisted at first. Satisfied with his performance, the producers gave him another film entitled “Quantum of Solace” that was released on November 2008, with an opportunity to play as Bond again in the third film. In addition, Craig signed on five Bond films on December 23,, and part of this contract is the on-going production of his third film called “Skyfall” which will be released later this year.



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