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07/06/01
Blackadder Duo Go Forth on Spoof Spy Film
- Atkinson re-unites with Elton for 'Austin Powers' style movie

TWO OF Britain's best-loved funnymen have reportedly come up with a cunning plan - a spoof spy film.

Rowan Atkinson and Ben Elton, who teamed up for long-running hit BBC series Blackadder, are set to join forces again for the spoof, which is said to be in the vein of Austin Powers.

Entitled Johnny English: A Touch Of Weevil, the UKP30 million comedy will take its slant from the bumbling secret agent Atkinson played in the Barclaycard advertisements.

"It will be a parody of the spy movie genre in the Austin Powers tradition, but with a British spin," a movie insider said.




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