James Bond is more then the world's greatest secret agent, under the advise of 'M' he does whatever he can for Queen and country. Now it has been revealed, after a personal invitation from the Queen herself, Daniel Craig, the current 007, will kick off the greatest show on earth by opening the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Directed by Danny (Slumdog Millionaire) Boyle, Bond's opening sequence will take him from Buckingham Palace to the Olympic Stadium, via Helicopter, parachute and no doubt large doses of drama and the odd fisticuff inbetween.
Currently shooting the next Bond film Skyfall, this video opening titled The Arrival, may even feature the Queen herself.
While it would be a trick if England also managed to pull in Robert Downey Jnr to portray the nation's other great fictional hero currently enjoying a revival; Sherlock Holmes - and have the two British icons meet - having the Queen and 007 at the starters mark already puts London level with opposing Beijing for the gold medal of greatest opening ceremony ever.