He has also disclosed that the character also draws on his recollections of former Radio Caroline DJ Simon Dee, who hosted the first real television chat show in the United Kingdom in 1967, which ended with his driving off in a sports car with a young blonde in the passenger seat.
An important inspiration for the series is British super spy James Bond. Though Myers is Canadian by birth, his parents are natives of Liverpool, England, and Myers holds dual nationality.
Contrary to the handsome, super-smooth leading men of the James Bond genre, Austin Powers is not conventionally attractive (he is especially known for his bad teeth), although female characters in the films seem to find him irresistible.
The general theme of the films is that the arch villain Dr.
My parents were from Liverpool, and there's no one more English than an Englishman who no longer lives there.
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The Austin Powers series is a series of American spy action comedy films: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).
The films were directed by Jay Roach; produced, written by and starring Mike Myers as both the title character and Dr. The franchise parodies numerous films and characters, including James Bond, Derek Flint, Matt Helm, and Jason King, and incorporates myriad other elements of popular culture as it follows a British spy's quest to bring his nemesis down.
Evil are awakened after being cryogenically frozen for thirty years.
Continuing to incorporate cultural elements of the 1960s and 1970s, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember feature time travel as a plot device and deliberately overlook inconsistencies.