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Atkinson is Johnny English Reborn

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British comic icon Rowan Atkinson is reprising his hit turn as Johnny English in its sequel Johnny English Reborn. The film has commenced a 13-week shoot in the UK and Hong Kong.

In the years since MI7’s top spy vanished off the grid, English 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 track down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action.

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Oliver Parker (Dorian Gray [+see also:
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) is directing this Working Title Films and Universal Pictures production written by Hamish McColl (Mr. Bean's Holiday [+see also:
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) and William Davies (Flushed Away [+see also:
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).

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing alongside Chris Clark (The Guard [+see also:
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) with Rowan Atkinson, Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin serving as executive producers.

The film also stars Gillian Anderson (The Last King of Scotland [+see also:
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) as MI7’s Director, Dominic West (John Carter of Mars) as Special Agent Simon Ambrose and Rosamund Pike (An Education [+see also:
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) as MI7’s behavioural psychologist.

Joining Parker’s creative team are cinematographer Danny Cohen (This Is England [+see also:
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, The Boat That Rocked [+see also:
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), BAFTA winning production designer Jim Clay (Children of Men, Love Actually [+see also:
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), costume designer Beatrix Aruna Pasztor (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger [+see also:
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, Vanity Fair), make up designer Graham Johnston (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Heaven and Earth) and editor Guy Bensley (Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest).

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