Paddy was probably thinking of Xania
in Crete, now buzzing with tourists after the success of the film Zorba the Greek.
So after a moribund introductory sequence, Clouseau is let loose on Paris, where he engages in a series of pratfalls, misunderstandings and puns, pursuing suspects that include the victim's girlfriend Xania
(Beyonce Knowles), an interuational pop star.
But that was overtaken last week when Phyllis Kaye had to step down from the cast and Enid was asked to fill the breach by playing Madame Xania
The gallery has also ascertained that a bellpush made by Faberge (with a Siberian pink topaz for a button), acquired at Christie's recent sale of heirlooms of the Greek royal family, was bought originally by Grand Duchess Xania
, sister of Nicholas II, giving it an an imperial provenance.
Beyonce plays Xania
, an international singing star who reduces Clouseau to even more of a quivering wreck.
She's now massively more famous but pretty unchanged, I'd say, in her humility,'' adds Levy, who cast Knowles as international singing star Xania
opposite Steve Martin's bumbling French detective Inspector Clouseau.
The finger of suspicion points in various directions, principally at his girlfriend Xania
But she didn't need a lot of research for the role being filmed in New York - her character Xania
is a pop singer.
But playing the part of pop star Xania
is probably the easiest of Beyonce's many roles to date.
Not that Beyonce is finding her role as international pop star Xania
in The Pink Panther particularly taxing.
Knowles's character, Xania
, will be a pop singer who discovers the missing Pink Panther diamond in her boyfriend's possession when he is killed and decides to keep it.