Johnny English (film series)

Johnny English is a series of action comedy films parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. It features Rowan Atkinson as the title character, based on the screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and William Davies. The series includes three instalments: Johnny English (2003), Johnny English Reborn (2011), and Johnny English Strikes Again (2018).

Johnny English
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Title card
Directed by
Written byWilliam Davies
Neal Purvis (1)
Robert Wade (1)
Hamish McColl (2)
StarringRowan Atkinson
Ben Miller
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
Running time
279 minutes (1–3)
BudgetTotal (3 films):
$110 million
Box officeTotal (3 films):
$479.6 million

The series is infused with comedy similar to Atkinson's Mr. Bean character, and has grossed $479.6 million worldwide, despite generally poor critical reviews.


Rowan Atkinson at the premiere of Johnny English Reborn.

Johnny English (2003)Edit

After a sudden attack on "MI7", Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson), Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy as he goes on to find the thief who has stolen the crown jewels.

Johnny English Reborn (2011)Edit

Johnny English goes up against international assassins who are plotting to assassinate the Chinese premier.

Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)Edit

Johnny English is tasked to investigate cyber attacks launched in the United Kingdom.


Character tableEdit

Rowan Atkinson portrays the series' protagonist, with Ben Miller playing sidekick Bough.
Main Indicates character had a main role in the film
Supporting Indicates character had a supporting role in the film
Cameo Indicates character had a minor or cameo appearance
Deleted Scene Indicates character only appeared in a scene cut from the film
Character Film
Johnny English Johnny English
Johnny English
Strikes Again
2003 2011 2018
Johnny English Rowan Atkinson
Jeremy Bough Ben Miller Ben Miller Ben Miller
Pegasus Tim Pigott-Smith Gillian Anderson Adam James
British Prime Minister Kevin McNally Stephen Campbell Moore Emma Thompson
Lorna Campbell Natalie Imbruglia  
Pascal Sauvage John Malkovich  
Queen Elizabeth II Prunella Scales Body Double  
Agent One Greg Wise Eric Carte  
Agent Two   Roger Barclay  
Kate Sumner   Rosamund Pike  
Simon Ambrose   Dominic West  
Colin Tucker   Daniel Kaluuya  
Patch Quartermain   Tim McInnerny  
Titus Fisher   Richard Schiff  
Karlenko   Mark Ivanir  
Killer Cleaner   Pik-Sen Lim  
Ophelia   Olga Kurylenko
Jason Volta   Jake Lacy
Agent Five   Charles Dance
Agent Seven   Michael Gambon
Agent Nine   Edward Fox


Crew/Detail Film
Johnny English
Johnny English

Johnny English
Strikes Again

Director Peter Howitt Oliver Parker David Kerr
Producers Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Mark Huffam
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Chris Clark
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Chris Clark
Rowan Atkinson
Written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade
William Davies
Hamish McColl (screenplay)
William Davies (story)
William Davies
Composer Edward Shearmur Ilan Eshkeri Howard Goodall
Cinematography Remi Adefarasin Danny Cohen Florian Hoffmeister
Editor Robin Sales Guy Bensley Tony Cranstoun
Production Companies StudioCanal
Working Title Films
Working Title Films
Relativity Media
Working Title Films
Perfect World Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures
Release date July 18, 2003 (US) October 21, 2011 (US) October 26, 2018 (US)
Running time 88 minutes 102 minutes 89 minutes


Box office performanceEdit

Film Release date Box office gross Box office ranking Budget
North America Other territories Worldwide All time
North America
Johnny English 11 April 2003 $28,082,366 $132,500,652 $160,583,018 #2,776 $40 million [1]
Johnny English Reborn 7 October 2011 $8,305,970 $151,772,616 $160,078,586 #4,925 $45 million [2]
Johnny English Strikes Again 5 October 2018 $4,412,170 $154,558,606 $158,970,776 #5,851 $25 million [3]
Total $40.8 million $438.8 million $479.6 million $110 million [4]
List indicator(s)
  • (A) indicates the adjusted totals based on current ticket prices (calculated by Box Office Mojo).

Critical and public responseEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Johnny English 33% (121 reviews)[5] 51 (32 reviews)[6] B[7]
Johnny English Reborn 38% (91 reviews)[8] 46 (20 reviews)[9] B[7]
Johnny English Strikes Again 37% (105 reviews)[10] 39 (22 reviews)[11] N/A


  1. ^ "Johnny English". Box Office Mojo. 9 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Johnny English Reborn". Box Office Mojo. 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Johnny English Strikes Again". Box Office Mojo. 9 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Johnny English Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Johnny English". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Johnny English". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Cinemascore". Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Johnny English Reborn". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Johnny English Reborn". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Johnny English Strikes Again". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Johnny English Strikes Again". Metacritic. Retrieved 31 October 2018.

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