Cameo appearances are a common occurrence in the James Bond series. Whether it is Michael G. Wilson in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-him role or Maud Adams in A View To A Kill, there is often someone to be on the lookout for. 2006’s Casino Royale is no different…
In addition to the striking presence of Bond girls Eva Green, Caterina Murino, and Ivana Milicevic in Casino Royale, the film also features appearances by two Bond girls from the Sean Connery 007-era.
When an early cast list for Casino Royale was released online earlier in the year, eagle-eyed Bond fans noticed the listing of Tsai Chin, who plays ‘Madame Wu’ in the film–a cardplayer seen in the main poker competition between Bond and Le Chiffre.
Bond fans also know her as the character of ‘Ling,’ who is in bed with Bond in the pre-credits of 1967’s You Only Live Twice.
The other appearance went unnoticed until after the film was released. Listed as ‘Card Player #3’ on the Casino Royale credits is Diane Hartford. In the film, she is the woman seated at the poker table during the game between Bond and Dimitrios in the Bahamas.
Bond fans can also spot Hartford in 1965’s Thunderball. She is the woman Bond dances with at the Kiss Kiss Club, while trying to evade Fiona Volpe and the SPECTRE henchmen.
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