BACK IT LIKE BECKHAM.. David & Wills TV Games Bid

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Byline: BEN TODD Showbiz Editor

DAVID Beckham, Prince William and Tony Blair are to star together on the big screen - in an advert for London's Olympic bid.

The England soccer captain and the popular royal are just two of the names who have agreed to appear in a promotional film to be shown in cinemas around the country that will support the capital's bid to win the 2012 games.

Real Madrid's Becks and actress Helen Mirren have already filmed their parts for the short feature.

Wills, the Prime Minister plus Brit actors Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman and even Robbie Williams are also expected to take part.

As well as being shown in cinemas, most importantly, the film will feature prominently when British Olympic bid leader Lord Sebastian Coe appears in front of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission to present a detailed report on the bid in spring.

Last night, a campaign insider revealed: "This is an absolutely huge coup for the Olympic bid.

"The IOC will be hugely impressed when they see the likes of Becks, Wills, Hugh and Helen appearing in the film."

Becks' scenes in the flick were filmed last month. It sees him sitting on a bench in the city, reading a newspaper. He suddenly puts the newspaper down as a woman - who has whizzed across the capital - sweeps past him. …