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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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Credited cast:
Darius Alexander ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirstie Abbott ... 60's Dancer
Afia Abusham ... Tim Cast Dancer
Sarah Jane Adams ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Nona Ahamat ... Tim Cast Dancer
... Tim Cast Dancer
... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Charlotte Aldhouse ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Mehmet Ali ... Pandemonium Miner - Warrior
Bhanu Alley ... Pandemonium Miner - Warrior
Kate Andrews ... Tim Cast Dancer
Veronica Apolinario ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
... Themselves
Toni Armiger ... Pandemonium Drummer / Marshall
... 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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27 July 2012 (UK)  »

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The thousands of volunteers included in the ceremony were chosen in an audition process. A vast majority of these had no previous dancing, singing, acting or drumming experience, including the stars of the 'Thanks Tim' sequence, 'June' and 'Frankie'. See more »

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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.20 (2015) See more »

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Written and Performed by Mike Oldfield
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An iconic national moment and one that reinvents Olympic Opening Ceremonies
25 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Just as Los Angeles in 1984 invented the Olympic Opening Ceremony, then Danny Boyle's London 2012 reinvented it in so many ways. The first to have an all-star cast (Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Craig, Mike Oldfield, JK Rowling, Rowan Atkinson, Dizzy Rascal, Tim Berners Lee, the Arctic Monkeys, David Beckham, Paul MaCartney). The first to have filmed sequences (the thrilling opening journey up the Thames, James Bond meets the Queen at Buckingham Palace, Mr Bean dreams he's in Chariots of Fire, David Beckham delivers the Olympic torch by speedboat). The first to tell a story (the industrial revolution, the founding of the NHS, the digital revolution).

Like the Coronation in 1953, the World Cup Final in 1966, Live Aid in 1985 and Diana's funeral in 1997, it is one of those iconic British national moments that's likely to be remembered for decades to come.


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