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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 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 ... 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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Release Date:

27 July 2012 (UK) See more »

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London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder See more »

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GBP27,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

It had originally been planned for "James Bond" and "the Queen" as skydivers to land inside the stadium. However, the amount of cables and wires crossing the top of the arena for aerial performers, cameras, and set (such as the Olympic Rings or chimneys) made a clear, safe landing impossible. The skydivers had to alternatively land just outside of the stadium before the cameras cut to the Queen in the audience. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #18.9 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Chariots of Fire
Music by Vangelis
Conducted by Simon Rattle
Performed by Rowan Atkinson with London Symphony Orchestra
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Britain, Britain, Britain
11 August 2012 | by amillionbytesSee all my reviews

Wonderful choreography, music, and theme tell the story of Britain from its green roots to dark industrial might. A recognition of the country's emotional, cultural, and physical wealth.

Engaging and enthralling people of every nation with intelligence, whit, and charm; a moment of self-deprecation and self-praise, properly delivered with an all-rounded English-ness.

Music from every corner of every type, culturally relevant the ceremony throws out a message of turmoil, of arrogance (perhaps), and of success.

The Baby Boomers, the elderly, the young are enthralled and moved; they get the light, the sound, the message:

"We've done it; we did it brilliantly; I'm bloody proud to be a Brit. (And all those moaning buggers can get back where they belong: in their Early Graves)."


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