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7 OCTOBER 2011
JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN IN UK CINEMAS

By: FSWL team
Published:
2011-09-28
The James Bond parody Johnny English Reborn premieres in UK cinemas. One of the roles is played by the Bond girl from Die Another Day (2002), Rosamund Pike.

FILM SYNOPSIS:
Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the improbable secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos.

In the years since MI7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action.

With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.

CAST:
Rowan Atkinson (Johnny English), Gillian Anderson (Pamela Head), Dominic West (Simon Ambrose), Rosamund Pike (Kate Summer), Daniel Kaluuya (Agent Tucker), Richard Schiff (Fisher)

CREW:
Oliver Parker (Director), Hamish McColl (Screenwriter), William Davies (Story/Executive Producer), Working Title Films (studio) , Chris Clark (Producer), Debra Hayward (Executive Producer), Liza Chasin (Executive Producer)

About Rosamund Pike:
Rosamund Pike has quickly emerged as a contemporary multifaceted actress having earned international acclaim for both her stage and film roles.

Pike recently starred in Barney's Version, opposite Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman. The film, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and went on to receive rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a love story that spans over 30 years and poignantly captures the life of the politically incorrect, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky (Giamatti) and the women he loved in his life. Pike's work in the film earned her a 2011 London Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year.

Currently, Pike is filming Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to last year's blockbuster Clash of the Titans, opposite Liam Neeson and Sam Worthington. Warner Bros. will release the action-thriller in 2012. She also completed production on David Frankel's comedy The Big Year, in which she stars alongside Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin. Fox 2000 has set the release date for October 14, 2011. Earlier this year, Pike filmed the BBC movie Women in Love.

In 2010, Pike starred in the dramatic film Made in Dagenham, opposite Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins, based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant. She was later nominated for a 2011 London Critics' Circle Award for British Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in the film. Pike also starred in Lone Scherfig's Academy Award®-nominated film An Education, opposite Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan. The film was well received at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and continued to garner critical acclaim with Academy Award®, Golden Globe, BAFTA and film critics nominations, and won the Best Foreign Film Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

In 2004, Pike starred in Laurence Dunmore's film version of The Libertine, playing the wife of the Earl of Rochester (Johnny Depp). Pike was recognized for her extraordinary performance, receiving the 2005 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film also starred John Malkovich and Samantha Morton.

Pike was next seen alongside Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn and Dame Judi Dench in the film adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel Pride & Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright. She earned critical acclaim and received a 2006 London Film Critics Award for her portrayal of Jane Bennett.

In 2007, Pike played opposite Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins in New Line Cinema's legal thriller Fracture, directed by Gregory Hoblit. She also starred in Jeremy Podeswa's independent film Fugitive Pieces, which opened the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. Pike starred in the Disney Film Surrogates, opposite Bruce Willis, and then segued to the independent film Burning Palms, written and directed by Christopher B. Landon. The film depicts five darkly comic and controversial tales of life in Los Angeles. Cast in her first major film as an iconic Bond girl at the age of 21, Pike starred opposite Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day.

Pike continues to return to her roots in theatre on the London stage even though she has had great success in cinema throughout her career. She starred in Patrick Hamilton's Victorian thriller Gaslight at the Old Vic Theatre, in The Wyndham's Theatre's production of Madame de Sade opposite Judi Dench and in The Royal Court Theatre's production of Hitchcock Blonde directed by Terry Johnson. With its enormous success, the play was moved to the Lyric Theatre in London's West End. Pike also began the year 2010 by starring as the title role the U.K. touring production of Hedda Gabler, a performance for which she received rave reviews.

Editor's note:
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Read more about Johnny English Reborn and watch trailers at the official website:
www.johnnyenglishreborn.com

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