Dame Judi knew nothing of Daniel's Olympic role

Tuesday August 21, 2012

Screen legend Dame Judi Dench has revealed that she knew nothing of the Queen and her James Bond co-star Daniel Craig's involvement in the Olympic opening ceremony

A film clip played during the ceremony saw Daniel star alongside the monarch before her stunt double was then seen parachuting into the stadium from a helicopter.

The 77-year-old's daughter, actress Finty Williams, said "she had absolutely no idea they were doing it."

Speaking at the first-night party of her latest West End play Volcano, Finty, who's father is the late Michael Williams, said her mother “thought it was brilliant and hilarious when she saw it.”

At the time of filming, Daniel had been working with Dame Judi on Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond installment.

The film sees Judi reprise her role as M for the seventh time and is due to premiere in the autumn this year.

Photo: © Getty

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