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.
A proposed fourth film, Austin Powers 4, has reportedly been in development since 2005, but has yet to be produced as of 2018.
Myers himself has stated in interviews that the idea for Austin Powers came to him one night while driving home from ice hockey practice.
My parents were from Liverpool, and there's no one more English than an Englishman who no longer lives there.