1. Isaach De Bankole Cast as Obanno in 'Casino Royale'

    By Athena Stamos on 2006-04-14

    Isaach de Bankole has been cast as Obanno, one of the shadowy villains who backs chief villain Le Chiffre (played by Mads Mikkelsen) in Casino Royale.

    Isaach de Bankole

    Isaach de Bankole plays Obanno in Casino Royale

    The actor most recently appered in 2005’s Manderlay and just wrapped the role of Neptune in Universal’s big-budget remake of the TV show Miami Vice.

    Isaach De Bankole was born on the Ivory Coast. He was discovered on the streets of Paris while studying to be an airline pilot. He has a degree in Acting from Cours Simon and a Masters in Mathematics from the Universite de Paris.

    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.