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London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012)

The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012, this time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

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Credited cast:
Darius Alexander Darius Alexander ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirstie Abbott Kirstie Abbott ... 60's Dancer
Afia Abusham Afia Abusham ... Tim Cast Dancer
Sarah Jane Adams Sarah Jane Adams ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Nona Ahamat Nona Ahamat ... Tim Cast Dancer
John Akanmu ... Tim Cast Dancer
Alister Albert ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Charlotte Aldhouse Charlotte Aldhouse ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Mehmet Ali Mehmet Ali ... Pandemonium Miner - Warrior
Bhanu Alley ... Pandemonium Miner - Warrior
Kate Andrews Kate Andrews ... Tim Cast Dancer
Veronica Apolinario Veronica Apolinario ... Pandemonium Drummer / Athlete Marshall
Arctic Monkeys ... Themselves
Toni Armiger Toni Armiger ... Pandemonium Drummer / Marshall
Derek Arnold ... Puppeteer - Voldemort
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The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012, this time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

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Release Date:

27 July 2012 (UK) See more »

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London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder See more »

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GBP27,000,000 (estimated)
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Mark Rylance was originally cast as Brunel for "Green and Pleasant Land" and "Pandemonium", but had to pull out due to a family tragedy. A few days before the ceremony, Sir Kenneth Branagh was brought in as a replacement to read a passage from Shakepeare's "The Tempest" and oversee the Industrial Revolution sequence. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.215 (2012) See more »

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Trampled Under Foot
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones
Performed by Led Zeppelin
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Pretty boring
8 November 2012 | by andrescabral2See all my reviews

I almost fell asleep watching this ceremony, and I loved every single opening before this one. I guess the Chinese set a new standard with Beijing's opening ceremony that will not be easy to surpass. London's ceremony lacked intensity and was mostly focused on promoting social issues and in being 'cool'. I don't even want to comment about all the fuzz about the queen, because it was really lame and the rest of the world don't give a damn about her. It's amazing the amount of money they spent on this show and how little they accomplished. That's it, if you are looking for a great Olympic ceremony, look the one from Beijing or maybe Athens, because this one is pretty boring.


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