Sydney played host to the world premiere of Johnny English Reborn at the Entertainment Quarter yesterday. The stars of the movie, Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson and Rosamund Pike, walked the red carpet with director Oliver Parker and producer Chris Clark, while a one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce that features in the film was also flown in for the premiere. Rowan, who still has a sore shoulder after escaping a car crash in his McLaren F1 in early August, said he loved the Rolls Royce because it’s “tremendously torque-y, as we say in the car world.” Rowan revealed that his character, who first came to life in 2003’s Johnny English, has a lot more action in this movie, and joked that it should’ve been the other way around, considering he was younger and fitter eight years ago. He also said that fans who loved the first film should be pleased with the sequel: “We haven’t done something very different, but I think we’ve done something slightly better.”
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