Johnny English Reborn

October 21st 2011
  • Comedy,
  • PG,
  • 101 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic West, Gillian Anderson, Richard Schiff, Burn Gorman, Tim McInnerny, Ben Miller, Mark Ivanir, Togo Igawa, Christina Chong, Joséphine de La Baume, Daniel Kaluuya, Ian Shaw, Mandi Sidhu, Seelan Gunaseelan, Chris Mansfield
  • Director: Oliver Parker
  • Writers: William Davies, Hamish McColl, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
  • Producers: Tim Bevan, Chris Clark, Eric Fellner
  • Co Producer: Raphaël Benoliel
  • Executive Producers: Rowan Atkinson, Liza Chasin, Will Davies, Debra Hayward
  • Art Directions: Mike Stallion, Paul Laugier
  • Casting: Lucy Bevan
  • Costume Design: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
  • D.O.P.: Danny Cohen
  • Editor: Guy Bensley
  • Makeup: Pippa Woods
  • Music: Ilan Eshkeri
  • Production Design: Jim Clay
  • Set Decoration: Caroline Smith


Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos.

In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action.

With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, but failure never is.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: London, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Mild action violence, rude humor, some language and brief sensuality
  • Production Budget: $40 million
  • Production Companies: Working Title Films
  • Production Schedule: September 2010 - November 2010

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2011 Guide Analysis: "It's sad that some people's only exposure to Rowan Atkinson is through film. Like many of the great comedians, his best work is either his live shows or small screen works of genius such as the timeless savage wit of "Blackadder". On film however, he's stuck playing bumbling idiots such as 2003's decent but unremarkable James Bond parody "Johnny English".

Despite negative reviews and weak interest in the United States, Universal and Working Title managed to take in four times the film's $40 million budget at the global box-office. In these tight economic times, and with both Universal and Working Title in need of solid cash earners after recent costly disappointments like "Green Zone" and "The Boat That Rocked", the green lighting of a safe and relatively low-cost sequel is hardly a shock.

Replacing Natalie Imbruglia as the female lead, this time we get Gillian Anderson as MI7 agent Pamela Head - a name that will no doubt lead to many an obvious joke. Rik Mayall has been cast as 'Dirty Finger', while "The Wire" star Dominic West, former Bond girl Rosamund Pike, and great Brit talents like Ben Miller and Tim McInnerny are also onboard.

Oliver Parker ("St. Trinian's") directed the film which was shot around London and Hong Kong back in September. No word yet on who'll do the opening credits song number, though Robbie Williams' A Man for All Seasons from the first film was better than quite a few of the recent official Bond song numbers."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 15 September 2011: Australia, Hungary, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
  • 16 September 2011: India, Poland
  • 22 September 2011: Greece
  • 23 September 2011: Pakistan, Romania
  • 29 September 2011: Hong Kong
  • 30 September 2011: Norway, Spain
  • 5 October 2011: Portugal
  • 6 October 2011: Germany, Netherlands
  • 7 October 2011: Brazil, Ireland, Sweden, UK
  • 14 October 2011: Finland
  • 19 October 2011: France
  • 28 October 2011: Canada, Italy, Turkey