Who better to open the 2012 Olympic Games in London than James Bond? To kick off the June ceremonies, Daniel Craig, 44, will appear in character in a short film that was recently shot at Buckingham Palace, according to The Sun.

On Tuesday, the Queen allowed Craig and Olympic Games director Danny Boyle into her home for the film, in which Bond finds out that he has been selected to open the Olympic Games, picks up a helicopter in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, and parachutes into the Olympic stadium in Stratford, London. The Queen even allowed the filmmakers unprecedented access to her private rooms.

An estimated one billion people will watch the opening ceremony on television around the world.


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