Famous British director, Oscar winner Danny Boyle, who made films such as “Slumdog Millionaire”, “127 Hours”, “On the Needle”, “Beach” was chosen as the director of the ceremony. By Boyle’s design, the show should demonstrate what Britain is famous for and what is the pride of the British nation. According to the director, in the submission he tried to convey the atmosphere of Shakespearean plays.
On the morning of the opening day of the Olympic Games, the whole country will plunge into the bell ringing for a few minutes. Synchronous bell sound will herald the beginning of the Olympic Games and Culture Festival “London 2012”. The official ceremony will be opened at 9 pm London time by the ringing of Europe’s largest 23-ton bell installed at the Olympic Stadium.
The show will continue with theatrical action, during which the audience will be able to see skits depicting family picnics, farmers at work, cricketers. In addition to humans, the submission will involve pets: ducks, geese, chicks, sheep and even cows. The
theatrical show will be followed by a traditional parade of the participating countries of the Olympic Games, followed by the lighting of the Olympic flame bowl, the uttering of the Olympic vow and a festive fireworks display. The XXX Summer Olympics will be officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. It is also known that Paul McCartney will perform in the final of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.
The main secret of the upcoming ceremony remains, perhaps, the answer to the question of who will light the Olympic flame. According to polls, the most likely contenders for this honorary role are five-time Olympic rowing champion Steve Redgrave, renowned British footballer David Backham and Elizabeth herself II.