2012 Summer Olympics: Opening Ceremony schedule

When the curtain goes up on the 2012 Summer Olympics on Friday (July 27), England is taking advantage of the chance to show off its utter Englishness to the rest of the world with an opening ceremony that is expected to showcase James Bond, more than 100 live farm animals and -- it's rumored -- Sir Paul McCartney.The festivities kick off at 9 p.m. London time (that's 4 p.m. ET) and will be streamed live by NBC, but also re-broadcast on the air starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.The extravaganza is being directed by Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting," "Slumdog Millionaire") and Stephen Daldry. The high-brow theme is "Isle of Wonder" as inspired by William Shakespeare's "The Tempest." The ceremony will kick off with the sound of the world's largest harmonically tuned bell, reports AOL Sporting News.PHOTOS: 100+ years of Olympics opening ceremoniesJames Bond (aka actor Daniel Craig) will also be on hand -- in fact, he'll drop...



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