(2003) is a comic movie
parodying the James Bond secret agent
genre, starring Rowan Atkinson
as the incompetent British
spy of the title, with John Malkovich
, Natalie Imbruglia
and Ben Miller, and featuring a unique car chase.
The screeplay was written by Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, with William Davies and Ben Elton, and the film is directed by Peter Howitt.
The character of Johnny English himself is based on a similar character called Philip Latham who was played by Atkinson in a series of British television commercials for Barclaycard.
- Atkinson was thrown into a swimming pool by Sean Connery in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again as the character Nigel Small-Fawcett.
- Some scenes have been filmed at Canary Wharf in London