The MINI is one of the most instantly recognisable and best loved small cars, both within the UK and around the world.
Having built up a loyal following, the Mini has a cheeky, fun persona and has racked up more Hollywood movie appearances than some of today’s A-listers.We take a look back at some of our favourites to date!
Perhaps responsible for the Mini’s rise to fame, was the 1969 action-adventure film; The Italian Job. The red, white and blue trio of Mini Coopers, festooned with accessory lights, were famously raced down the Italian streets, pavements and sewers in a bid to escape the team of Mafia killers in hot pursuit.
With a giant Pac-Man threatening to take over the world alongside his other classic videogame sidekicks, the Mini faced perhaps one of its biggest challenges – helping to save the world.
With each Mini representing the colours of Pac-Man’s nemesis ghosts, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde fight back.
The International Man of Mystery brought the 2001 Mini Cooper to the big screen as he took on the peculiar Goldmember and Dr. Evil, in what was the third in the Austin Powers trilogy. Quintessentially British and emblazoned with the union jack, the car was best seen during an exciting car chase, carrying Austin (Mike Myers), Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyoncé Knowles) and Nigel Powers (Michael Caine).
In a bid to outrun the Parisian police and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) leaps into the classic Mini Cooper with his onscreen girlfriend.
Navigating the narrow, traffic-heavy streets (and even full staircases) of the French capital like no other car could, the chase could arguably go down as one of the greatest of all time.
Mr Bean’s Mini is as much a part of his identity as his brown tweed suit and red tie. Having appeared in his popular TV series and two feature-length films, the iconic yellow Mini has encountered many hilarious situations with him over the years, most famously featuring Mr Bean sitting on the roof in his armchair, driving with a mop handle.