Imbruglia Gets First Movie Role

By | April 10, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Natalie Imbruglia will make her film debut in the spy spoof “Johnny English.” The Hollywood Reporter reports pop-singer Imbruglia will play a special agent in the film, starring opposite Rowan Atkinson and John Malkovich.

The film, which like the Austin Powers series spoofs spy movies like James Bond, builds on the television character of Johnny English, who Rowan Atkinson created for a British television series. In the United States, Atkinson is most famous for the quiet comic character “Bean.”

Malkovich plays the bad guy in the film and Imbruglia plays Atkinson’s love interest. Imbruglia acted previously in the Australian soap opera “Neighbours” before she made it big in music.

Imbruglia is known for the songs “Torn” and “Wrong Impression.”

Filming begins next week in London.

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