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London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony took place at 9pm on 27 July 2012. Titled 'Isles of Wonder', the Ceremony welcomed the finest athletes from more than 200 nations for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, marking an historic third time the capital has hosted the world’s biggest and most important sporting event. The Opening Ceremony reflected the key themes and priorities of the London 2012 Games, based on sport, inspiration, youth and urban transformation. It was a Ceremony 'for everyone' and celebrated contributions the UK has made to the world through innovation and revolution, as well as the creativity and exuberance of British people.

Credits

Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig

James Bond

Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson

Mr. Bean

Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev

Himself

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney

Himself

David Beckham
David Beckham

Himself

London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder Cast

Name Character
Daniel Craig He was 44, now 53 years old as James Bond
Mike Oldfield He was 59, now 68 years old as Himself
Paul McCartney He was 70, now 79 years old as Himself
Rowan Atkinson He was 57, now 66 years old as Mr. Bean
J. K. Rowling She was 46, now 56 years old as Herself
Kenneth Branagh He was 51, now 60 years old as Isambard Kingdom Brunel
David Beckham He was 37, now 46 years old as Himself
Queen Elizabeth II She was 86, now 95 years old as Herself
Dmitry Medvedev He was 46, now 56 years old as Himself
Michelle Obama She was 48, now 57 years old as Herself
Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh He was 91, 99 years old when he died as Himself
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan He was 58, now 67 years old as Himself
Dilma Rousseff She was 64, now 73 years old as Hereself

London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder Crew

Name Department
Stephen Daldry as Producer. He was 52 (now 61) years old Production
Danny Boyle as Director. He was 55 (now 65) years old Directing
Danny Boyle as Writer. He was 55 (now 65) years old Writing
Frank Cottrell Boyce as Writer. He was 52 (now 62) years old Writing
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder poster
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (9 years)

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  • Release day: Friday, July 27, 2012
  • Runtime: 220 minutes