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Rowan to return as Johnny English

Published 08/04/2010 | 14:52

Rowan Atkinson is to bring back Johnny English
Rowan Atkinson is to bring back Johnny English

Rowan Atkinson is to reprise his role as bumbling British spy Johnny English.

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The Mr Bean star has been given a second assignment by Universal as the hapless James Bond wannabe and Variety reports shooting will begin in August.

The 2003 original, co-starring Natalie Imbruglia, cost 40 million dollars to make and only took 28 million dollars at the US box office, but grossed 161 million dollars worldwide.

St Trinian's director Oliver Parker will helm the sequel from a script written by Hamish McColl, who also penned 2007's Mr Bean's Holiday, which starred Rowan.

The actor originally created the comedy character of Johnny English for a series of credit card adverts he appeared in.

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