1. Carlos Leal Cast in Casino Royale

    By Heiko Baumann on 2006-02-14
    Carlos Leal

    Carlos Leal

    Swiss actor and rapper Carlos Leal told Swiss news agency

    (Schweizerische Depeschenagentur) that he has landed a role in Casino Royale: he will play a croupier "It will be a long and important scene with Mr.
    Bond himself" he said. 12 days of shooting in Prague are scheduled for him.

    Carlos Leal was born in 1969 in Geneva as a son of Spanish immigrants. He is one
    of Switzerland’s most popular rappers, singing in French with his band "Sens
    Unik",with which he won several gold records in Switzerland and France. Based on
    his experiences with music videos, he started taking acting lessons and pursued
    an acting career, which is now his main focus. In January 2006, he was awarded
    "Best Swiss actor" for playing the lead role in the Swiss drama Snow White.

    Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond film produced
    by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production
    began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006.
    Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it is currently being filmed in the Czech Republic,
    the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.