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Comic Relief 2021: Keira Knightley, Joan Collins star in hilarious spoof parody of 2020

It was a star-studded night on Friday’s Comic Relief 2021 as the likes of Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Joan Collins joined forces to star in a hilarious spoof parody of 2020.

The famous faces appeared in a mock trailer for 2020: The Movie, a blockbuster film parody based on the real life coronavirus pandemic that devastated last year.

The hilarious trailer saw the celebrities star as everyday heroes, with Keira starring as ‘The Woman Who Can’t Take It Anymore!’ while Carey portrayed a stay-at-home mum who was at the end of her tether after being in lockdown for months with her children.

Look who it is: It was a star-studded night on Friday’s Comic Relief 2021 as the likes of Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Joan Collins joined forces to star in a hilarious spoof parody of 2020

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Meanwhile, looking as glamorous as ever, Joan made a special appearance as the the first woman to be vaccinated. 

The movie trailer started with a booming voiceover which said: ‘With the world locked up, the heroes stepped up.’ 

The clip saw the leading ladies joined by a host of other big names including Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill as NHS doctors rushing to catch the latest episode of the Great British Bake Off.

Fabulous: Looking as glamorous as ever, Joan made a special appearance as the the first woman to be vaccinated

Fabulous: Looking as glamorous as ever, Joan made a special appearance as the the first woman to be vaccinated

While Anna Friel had nightmare as the first woman to cut her own hair in lockdown – with disastrous results. 

Keen to portray the year like no other, Russel Brand dressed up as fitness coach Joe Wicks, who was highly praised through the pandemic for his daily workouts and fundraising efforts. 

Elsewhere, KSI appeared as Bill Gates, Matt Lucas played Gary Barlow alongside the real Gary Barlow, EastEnders’ Shaun Williamson aka Barry played the inventor of Zoom, while Michael Sheen was Covid-19. 

Starring role: The famous faces appeared in a mock trailer for 2020: The Movie, a blockbuster film parody based on the real life coronavirus pandemic that devastated last year

Starring role: The famous faces appeared in a mock trailer for 2020: The Movie, a blockbuster film parody based on the real life coronavirus pandemic that devastated last year

The movie trailer started with a booming voiceover which said: 'With the world locked up, the heroes stepped up' (Martin Sheen acted as the villainous Covid-19)

The movie trailer started with a booming voiceover which said: ‘With the world locked up, the heroes stepped up’ (Martin Sheen acted as the villainous Covid-19)

Is there a doctor in the house?u00A0The clip saw the leading ladies joined by a host of other big names including Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill as NHS doctors rushing to catch the latest episode of the Great British Bake Off

Is there a doctor in the house? The clip saw the leading ladies joined by a host of other big names including Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill as NHS doctors rushing to catch the latest episode of the Great British Bake Off

Making up the line-up, Al Murray also made a cameo as the pub landlord, joking about the changing rules on when Brits can get into their local boozer for a pint, while Ainsley Harriot starred as ‘superhero’ Marcus Rashford.

With a host of big names coming together in the name of charity, viewers tuning in at home were quick to take to Twitter to give their opinion on the spoof. 

‘#ComicRelief 2020 The Movie (Trailer). Very good.. lots of laughing over our supper.’ commented one viewer.

Sing-a-long:u00A0Matt Lucas played Gary Barlow alongside the real Gary Barlow

Sing-a-long: Matt Lucas played Gary Barlow alongside the real Gary Barlow 

Fighting fit:u00A0Keen to portray the year like no other, Russel Brand dressed up as fitness coach Joe Wicks, who was highly praised through the pandemic for his daily workouts and fundraising efforts

Fighting fit: Keen to portray the year like no other, Russel Brand dressed up as fitness coach Joe Wicks, who was highly praised through the pandemic for his daily workouts and fundraising efforts

While another remarked: ‘#ComicRelief 2020 The Movie – perfect casting’

‘I turned over to #ComicRelief during half time and saw the 2020 the Movie sketch, brilliant. So many of the key points of the last year covered. I liked the David Williams bit too’ tweeted a third.

‘The 2020 Movie trailer was very good’ commented a fourth watcher.

With another writing: ‘That 2020 movie trailer was funny.’

Friday night saw presenters including Paddy McGuinness, Davina McCall, Alesha Dixon, David Tennant and Lenny Henry take the helm as the hosted a fun night of music, comedy and entertainment.

Getting the chop:u00A0While Anna Friel had nightmare as the first woman to cut her own hair in lockdown - with disastrous results

Getting the chop: While Anna Friel had nightmare as the first woman to cut her own hair in lockdown – with disastrous results

What a hero:u00A0Ainsley Harriot starred as 'superhero' Marcus Rashford

What a hero: Ainsley Harriot starred as ‘superhero’ Marcus Rashford

Last orders:u00A0Al Murray also made a cameo as the pub landlord, joking about the changing rules on when Brits can get into their local boozer for a pint

Last orders: Al Murray also made a cameo as the pub landlord, joking about the changing rules on when Brits can get into their local boozer for a pint

The jam-packed evening saw a hilarious sketch by Dawn French’s Vicar of Dibley doing her best Lizzo impression, larking around on a video call to hit tune Juice. 

While Daniel Craig joined Catherine Tate’s Nan for a very special James Bond skit. 

The laughs kept on coming during the evening with the Top Gear hosts being grilled by children for one funny sketch. 

Hosts: Friday night saw presenters including Paddy McGuinness, Davina McCall, Alesha Dixon, David Tennant and Lenny Henry take the helm as the hosted a fun night of music, comedy and entertainment

Hosts: Friday night saw presenters including Paddy McGuinness, Davina McCall, Alesha Dixon, David Tennant and Lenny Henry take the helm as the hosted a fun night of music, comedy and entertainment

Verdict:u00A0With a host of big names coming together in the name of charity, viewers tuning in at home were quick to take to Twitter to give their opinion on the spoof

Verdict: With a host of big names coming together in the name of charity, viewers tuning in at home were quick to take to Twitter to give their opinion on the spoof

David Walliams was also questioned by children via video link all in the name of raising money for charity, with the star making a cheeky dig at his BGT co-judge Simon Cowell.

When asked ‘who’s the most untalented person you’ve ever seen on BGT?’, David quickly replied: ‘Simon Cowell, he just sits there and says no to people!’.

Later in the night, Normal People star’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones also showed their support for Comic Relief as they appeared in a hilarious film alongside Fleabag’s Hot Priest, Andrew Scott. 

Jokers:u00A0The laughs kept on coming during the evening with the Top Gear hosts being grilled by children for one funny sketch

Jokers: The laughs kept on coming during the evening with the Top Gear hosts being grilled by children for one funny sketch

Cheeky!u00A0When asked u00BFwhou00BFs the most untalented person youu00BFve ever seen on BGT?u00BF, David Walliams quickly replied: u00BFSimon Cowell, he just sits there and says no to people!'

Cheeky! When asked ‘who’s the most untalented person you’ve ever seen on BGT?’, David Walliams quickly replied: ‘Simon Cowell, he just sits there and says no to people!’

Amazing:u00A0Normal People staru00BFs Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones also showed their support for Comic Relief as they appeared in a hilarious film alongside Fleabagu00BFs Hot Priest, Andrew Scott

Amazing: Normal People star’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones also showed their support for Comic Relief as they appeared in a hilarious film alongside Fleabag’s Hot Priest, Andrew Scott

While the night saw Oti Mabuse join a slew of stars including Ant and Dec and Sophie Ellis-Bextor in recreating Bridget Jones’ heartbreak scene in a hilarious spoof video for Comic Relief. 

The evening was also filled with some music treats, with the cast of West End musical Back To The Future giving a special performance jam-packed with some timely Covid jokes, while Justin Bieber also gave a special performance.

And Harry Styles’ video to Treat People With Kindness was also shown alongside a series of clips from the nation boogying along to the feel-good tune. 

Guzzling wine: Oti Mabuse joined a slew of stars including Ant and Dec and Sophie Ellis-Bextor in recreating Bridget Jones' heartbreak scene in a hilarious spoof video for Comic Relief

Guzzling wine: Oti Mabuse joined a slew of stars including Ant and Dec and Sophie Ellis-Bextor in recreating Bridget Jones’ heartbreak scene in a hilarious spoof video for Comic Relief

Mel Giedroyc, 52, looked the spitting image of Renee Zellwegger's character as she sat on her sofa in Christmas pyjamas with a tissue stuffed up her nose

Iconic: Renee pictured as Bridget in Bridget Jones' Diary

Doppleganger: Mel Giedroyc, 52, looked the spitting image of Renee Zellwegger’s character (right) as she sat on her sofa in Christmas pyjamas with a tissue stuffed up her nose 

Dancing with the nation: Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge danced along with the public to Harry's song Treat People With Kindness

Dancing with the nation: Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge danced along with the public to Harry’s song Treat People With Kindness 


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