After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 5.8/10 (50,900 voted)
Critic's Score: 51/100
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia
Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.
Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Tasha de Vasconcelos
Countess Alexandra – Exotic Woman
Bough, English's Sidekick
Official at Funeral
Pegasus, Head of MI7
Sir Anthony Chevenix
Pascal Sauvage, the Greedy Frenchman
When it comes to secret agents, there's smooth, there's sophisticated, and then…there's English.
Release Date: 18 July 2003
Filming Locations: Abingdon Street Car Park, Westminster, London, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £3,435,342
(13 April 2003)
(6 November 2003)
Did You Know?
The car that Johnny English uses is an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage which is actually Rowan Atkinson's own car.
During the car chase, the bad guys look behind them and say "Those idiots are right behind us…faster!" and the car behind them is red. But then when the hearse speeds up, it's silver, and when the hearse turns at the corner, it's blue.
Ah, the Heckler and Koch G-36. Quite deadly in the right hands.
Silly as hell, but funny as anything! Rowan Atkinson once again shows
the world his talents – impeccable comic timing, style, a little bit of
cheekiness, and superb acting. This movie is a personal favourite of
mine, and I reckon it is perfect to watch anytime you feel low or need
some cheering up. The man who brought you Bean (1997), now brings you
Johnny English, a parody of James Bond. I loved Bean, and I love this
one just as much, if not more. Ignore the pathetic critics that rate
this as crap, because it most certainly isn't. It is a piece of comedy
that you will not regret seeing – I recommend this to anyone. Heck,
even my grandmother liked it! (And that's saying something)
Seriously, if you haven't watched this, you really need to.