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London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012)

The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012. This time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

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Danny Boyle
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Darius Alexander Darius Alexander ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirstie Abbott Kirstie Abbott ... 60's Dancer
Afia Abusham Afia Abusham ... Tim Cast Dancer
Sarah Jane Adams Sarah Jane Adams ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Nona Ahamat Nona Ahamat ... Tim Cast Dancer
John Akanmu ... Tim Cast Dancer
Alister Albert ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Charlotte Aldhouse Charlotte Aldhouse ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Mehmet Ali Mehmet Ali ... Pandemonium Miner - Warrior
Bhanu Alley Bhanu Alley ... Pandemonium Miner - Warrior
Kate Andrews Kate Andrews ... Tim Cast Dancer
Veronica Apolinario Veronica Apolinario ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Arctic Monkeys ... Themselves
Toni Armiger Toni Armiger ... Pandemonium Drummer / Marshall
Derek Arnold ... Puppeteer - Voldemort
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The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012. This time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

27 July 2012 (UK) See more »

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Abide with Me See more »

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£27,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Details of the 'Happy and Glorious' sequence were almost leaked as British papers reported that Daniel Craig was seen leaving Buckingham Palace with Danny Boyle. However, this was disputed as a April Fools joke since the story ran on the 1st of April and so was not believed by readers, leaving the ceremony a surprise. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.150 (2012) See more »

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Hey, Jude
Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon
Performed by Paul McCartney
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Magical Night
1 August 2012 | by Nuno RodriguesSee all my reviews

It was one amazing show both for the audience in the stadium (believe I was there) and audience at home watching it on TV. I think this ceremony had great/key moments that will be talked for years to come in the TV/Olympics history. Such as the Industrial Revolution, the power of the visual of it and the Olympic rings being forged was amazing. The Queen and Mr Bean scenes were brilliantly funny and greatly filmed, memorable TV moments. And the torch what an amazing idea putting it all together. The soundtrack of the ceremony was amazing and powerful as well.

For people who don't understand it... stop being lazy and pay the deserved attention to the ceremony, watch it again if you need and everything makes sense.

It was Britain at his best. In my opinion the best Olympics Opening Ceremony so far. Beijing was good but London was brilliant!


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