1. The Queen has a date with James Bond!

    By David Winter on 2002-07-03

    This film is going to rock! After Prince Charles and Princess Diana attented the Premiere of "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981, Her Majesty, the Queen of England, will attend the Royal Film Performance of "Die Another Day".

    The following text is an extract from an official press release which was published by the official James Bond Website this morning:

    For immediate release


    (London, England, July 3, 2002) – Die Another Day has been chosen for this year’s prestigious Royal Film Performance to aid The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the prestigious event, set to take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 18, 2002. It’s the first time the historic venue has been chosen to host The Royal Film Performance, which is the chief fundraiser for The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. In a milestone year for Agent 007 – Die Another Day is the 20th film in the Bond franchise and marks the series’ 40th anniversary – this year’s event will also serve as Die Another Day’s World Premiere. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, MGM Pictures and EON Productions’ Die Another Day stars Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, John Cleese, and Judi Dench. The film is set for release in the U.K. on November 20 and in the U.S. on November 22, 2002.

    “We are tremendously honoured that Her Majesty the Queen will be attending the World Premiere of Die Another Day and that our film has been selected as this year’s Royal Film Performance,” said producers Wilson and Broccoli. “James Bond is the epitome of all things British. We have enjoyed making the films in England and having the opportunity to work with such brilliant technicians and artists. We are incredibly proud that this event will be held at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of such a worthy benefit for the British film community.”

    Thanks to Forum User 'Palicot' for the tip-off. And be sure to discuss this great news in this thread in the CBn Die Another Day Forums!