The 2012 Olympics have begun in London and this time around the Queen herself acted in a short film alongside David Craig as
This time around, the Olympics 2012 are taking place in London, and the Britons are trying their best to outshine their successors at hosting the game. One thing which clearly set them apart from the rest is the fact that the Queen herself acted in one of the skits which was played at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. , along with British actor , who is the new James Bond in the James Bond series, performed a short skit which was played at the opening ceremony. The skit was directed by the creative genius and the crowd loved it. This is the first time in the history that the Queen has acted ever on television and by doing this, she made herself very accessible to the public.
The short skit featuring the Queen and as James Bond, lasted for a few minutes, but it really got the crowd cheering.
The short skit showed James Bond arriving at the palace and going up to Queen Elizabeth II. She then says 'Good Evening Mr. Bond' and then the pair flies on a copter over London landmarks. Danny Boyle, through his creative magic, made it seem as if the Queen and James Bond jumped off the helicopter and landed in the Olympics stadium where the opening ceremony was taking place. However, that was just a trick as the Queen was present at the stadium all along, and then she appeared at the stadium in person, along with her husband, Prince Phillip. The Queen was wearing a salmon colored dress and according to Boyle "The queen made herself more accessible than ever before."
The entire Olympics opening ceremony was very well executed and it featured some very well-known personalities like actor , internet-creator Tim Berners-Lee and Daniel Craig amongst others.
This time around, the Olympic torch was ignited by seven teenage athletes. This was a great honored bestowed on them and they performed the task fairly well. The seven of them lighted the torch together, as there were several trumpetlike tubes which acted as torches and they came together to form a big cauldron. On Sunday the huge torch will be moved to one end of the stadium and there it will remain lighted till the end of the 17-day sports event.