British film shines at the Olympics

(2012, Aug 7) British film has featured in the Olympic programme even since before the Opening Ceremony, as the London 2012 Festival commissioned 4 new films to reflect on the Olympic journey.

The Opening Ceremony’s Director was one of Britain’s leading film directors, Danny Boyle, and featured some of the great British films, including a sequence dedicated to Chariots of Fire.

Last night, British film institutions held a reception to explain London’s role in the world film industry, bringing representatives from BAFTA, Film London, Warner Bros, and the Major of London’s office to reveal new productions taking place in London.

The evening concluded with a viewing of the new James Bond exhibition at the Barbican, a must see for any 007 fans. It does a great job of drawing together gadgets, costumes, and other objects that tell the story of Bond over the years.

Actor Tom Felton of Draco Malfoy fame in Harry Potter also dropped in to share his thoughts about British film.