Britain's Queen Elizabeth II did "not need much persuading" to embark on her first-ever film role in a cameo performance with James Bond actor Daniel Craig in the Olympic opening show, organizers said Saturday.
The palace confirmed that the queen had been "delighted" to pose for the film scene - in which she welcomes Her Majesty's secret agent to Buckingham Palace.
A spokeswoman for Olympic organizing committee LOCOG said: "We approached her. She did not need much persuading."
The queen "really liked" the whole concept, put together for the ceremony by film director Danny Boyle.
But LOCOG could not confirm reports that the queen "got the shooting sequence first time."
After a late night, the 86-year-old monarch was back in the Olympic Park Saturday, meeting athletes and watching events, including swimming and athletics.
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