Johnny English strikes yet again | Rowan Atkinson 'to film fourth spy comedy'

Johnny English strikes yet again

Rowan Atkinson 'to film fourth spy comedy'

Rowan Atkinson will reportedly film a fourth Johnny English film this summer.

Respected trade website Screen Daily that the next instalment of the spy comedy will be shot in Malta and the UK in June.

The plot is shrouded in secrecy and no title nor co-stars have been released.

The first Johnny English film came out in 2003, followed by Johnny English Reborn in 2011 and  Johnny English Strikes Again in 2018. 

When that was released, Atkinson was asked if there would be any more and replied: ‘I doubt it but thank you very much for implying you’d like to see another one. But at the same time… never say never.

The last major project for Atkinson, 69, was Man vs. Bee for Netflix  in 2022, while he also had a role in last year’s Wonka film playing Father Julius, a corrupt chocolate-addict priest in league with the Chocolate Cartel.

He was this week blamed for ‘damaging’ the reputation of electric vehicles and contributing to slow sales because of an article he wrote in The Guardian last year underplaying their environmental benefits. 

Think-take Green Alliance said the fears expressed by the star – a petrolhead with a degree in electrical and electronic engineering – had been debunked.

Working Title will again produce the new Johnny English film, Screen Daily reported.

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Published: 10 Feb 2024

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