Bond's special assignment

04.03.12

James Bond to Open London 2012 Olympics

On Her Majesty's Orders
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Daniel Craig has shot a short film in character as James Bond which will be screened on the BBC  as part of the Olympics opening ceremony.
The London 2012 artistic director Danny Boyle and the 007 star were given access to film at Buckingham Palace.
The short is called The Arrival, and features 007 traveling to Buckingham Palace to be informed that his latest mission is to launch the 2012 games. He is then taken by helicopter to the Olympic stadium in Stratford, east London, where he parachutes into the arena.
Boyle and Craig were reportedly given unprecedented access to the palace and its private rooms last week after the Queen personally sanctioned the idea.