James Bond star Daniel Craig is to open the London 2012 Olympic Games ceremony after a personal invitation from Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen asked Craig into Buckingham Palace to film spectacular scenes as 007 for London's sporting extravaganza.
In the film, he arrives by Royal Appointment to be told his latest mission is to launch the Games.
Her Majesty may even make a cameo appearance but the Palace is keeping details a secret.
A billion people watching on TV around the world will see Bond getting his instructions before he is taken by helicopter to parachute into the Olympic stadium in Stratford, East London.
Craig, 44, and a film crew headed by "Trainspotting" director Danny Boyle were given unprecedented access to the queen's private rooms Tuesday.
They also shot helicopter and parachuting scenes.
Boyle, creative director of the opening ceremony, has chosen to make MI6 agent Bond a key part of the spectacle which will kick-start the Olympics.
The queen, who is celebrat...