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Boyle: Queen volunteered for Olympics Bond spoof

Updated: March 22, 2013, 8:06 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II needed no convincing to appear in a James Bond-themed skit during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics -- in fact, she volunteered, according to the show's director.

Director Danny Boyle says he had initially thought a lookalike -- possibly actress Helen Mirren -- would play the role of Elizabeth alongside Bond actor Daniel Craig.

He tells ITV's Jonathan Ross in an interview to air Saturday night that when he sought permission from officials to ...

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