Johnny English

Trivia: During the coronation sequence at the end of the film, Johnny English shouts "Play it, Bough! Play the disk!" and we cut to Bough threatening a man to play the DVD. The man he threatens is the film's director, Peter Howitt.

Trivia: The suit English is wearing when he meets Agent One looks like the famous Mr. Bean costume that Rowen Atkinson is famous for.

Trivia: Rowan Atkinson doesn't just play Johnny English in this film - he played a curly haired advisor for Sauvage as well, however scenes with this character were deleted from the final movie but they can be viewed in the Deleted Scenes section of the (UK) DVD.

Trivia: The voice of the "London FM" presenter, inviting listeners to phone in and say what they love most about the French, is "Capital FM" DJ Chris Tarrant. The news-report style voice-over at the end of the film is voiced by Sir Trevor McDonald who presents the "News at 10" on ITV.


Trivia: Throughout the movie there are numerous references to Rowan Atkinson's song, "Why I Hate the French." The rant he always has about John Malkovich's character, the radio announcement about why you love the french and no-one has called.

Trivia: The whole film is actually based on a whole bunch of Barclaycard (a type of credit card) advertisements in which Rowan Atkinson previously starred.

Trivia: The exterior of Sauvage's French chateau is actually the castle atop St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall.

Trivia: The scene set in Westminster Abbey was filmed at St. Alban's Abbey. The choir singing in the coronation scene is St. Alban's Cathedral Choir.

Trivia: The shower cap that Johnny wears in the "Does Your Mother Know?" video that gets played during the coronation can also be seen very briefly as a background prop in the film's opening sequence. It does not appear at any other point in the film.

Trivia: The string quartet that is playing is the real life quartet group named "Bond."


Trivia: Although it is never spoken in the film, Bough's first name is Angus, as seen on his laptop computer when discussing the plan on breaking into Sauvage's headquarters.

Trivia: When Johnny English and Bough return to the Tower of London after the crown jewels are stolen, Johnny puts his coat on after getting out the car and takes it off again seconds later. It's likely he did this to look cool, as there would be no practical use for it.

Other mistake: In the chase scene, where Johnny and Bough are chasing the hearse, when Bough and Johnny are discussing where the hearse went, Johnny says "They were heading south." Then he turns the steering wheel to his right, yet when it shows a view of the truck it turns to it's left. (00:22:15)

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Lorna Campbell: You obviously haven't met our host, Pascal Sauvage.
Johnny English: Oh! Thank God! You know, I think I'd rather have my bottom impaled on a giant cactus than exchange pleasantries with that jacked up Frenchman. In my opinion, the only thing the French should be allowed to host is an invasion.

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Question: What is the song that Johnny dances to in the bathroom, and who is it by?

Answer: It's 'Does your Mother Know that you're out' by ABBA.

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