Johnny English

July 18th, 2003


Johnny English

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Rowan Atkinson and Peter Howitt in Johnny EnglishStill of Rowan Atkinson in Johnny EnglishStill of Rowan Atkinson and Natalie Imbruglia in Johnny EnglishDirector PETER HOWITT and Cinematographer REMI ADEFARASIN.Still of Rowan Atkinson and Ben Miller in Johnny EnglishBough (BEN MILLER) and Johnny English (ROWAN ATKINSON).

After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.8/10 (50,900 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Peter Howitt

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade

Rowan Atkinson - Johnny English
Tasha de Vasconcelos - Countess Alexandra - Exotic Woman
Ben Miller - Bough, English's Sidekick
Greg Wise - Agent One
Douglas McFerran - Carlos Vendetta
Steve Nicolson - Dieter Klein
Terence Harvey - Official at Funeral
Kevin McNally - Prime Minister
Tim Pigott-Smith - Pegasus, Head of MI7
Nina Young - Pegasus' Secretary
Rowland Davies - Sir Anthony Chevenix
Natalie Imbruglia - Lorna Campbell
Philippa Fordham - Snobby Woman
John Malkovich - Pascal Sauvage, the Greedy Frenchman
Tim Berrington - Roger

Taglines: When it comes to secret agents, there's smooth, there's sophisticated, and then...there's English.


Official Website: Universal |

Release Date: 18 July 2003

Filming Locations: Abingdon Street Car Park, Westminster, London, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £3,435,342 (UK) (13 April 2003) (445 Screens)

Gross: $129,300,000 (Worldwide) (6 November 2003) (except USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime: UK:  | USA:

Did You Know?

The car that Johnny English uses is an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage which is actually Rowan Atkinson's own car.

Continuity: During the car chase, the bad guys look behind them and say "Those idiots are right behind us...faster!" and the car behind them is red. But then when the hearse speeds up, it's silver, and when the hearse turns at the corner, it's blue.

[first lines]
Johnny English: Ah, the Heckler and Koch G-36. Quite deadly in the right hands.

User Review

Classic comedy!

Rating: 9/10

Silly as hell, but funny as anything! Rowan Atkinson once again shows the world his talents - impeccable comic timing, style, a little bit of cheekiness, and superb acting. This movie is a personal favourite of mine, and I reckon it is perfect to watch anytime you feel low or need some cheering up. The man who brought you Bean (1997), now brings you Johnny English, a parody of James Bond. I loved Bean, and I love this one just as much, if not more. Ignore the pathetic critics that rate this as crap, because it most certainly isn't. It is a piece of comedy that you will not regret seeing - I recommend this to anyone. Heck, even my grandmother liked it! (And that's saying something)

Seriously, if you haven't watched this, you really need to.


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