Quantum of Solace
The stars turned up for the grand world premiere of Quantum of Solace at the Odeon Cinema in London’s Leicester Square earlier tonight.
Cast and crew members from the 22nd James Bond film walked the red carpet along with Princes William and Harry, with proceeds from the event going towards the Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion charities.
Attendees included Daniel Craig along with girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Anatole Taubman, Dame Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Simon Kassianides, director Marc Forster, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and title song performer Jack White.
There are currently in excess of 400 photographs from the premiere posted online at Getty Images. Click below to view:
As is often the case with the 007 premieres, several Bond film alumni were also present including Robbie Coltrane, Samantha Bond, Colin Salmon, Rick Yune and Grace Jones.
Sky News [click to view video] got a chance to briefly talk with Craig and Dame Judi as they were arriving.
Asked if he thought this premiere was an even bigger affair compared to Casino Royale two years ago, Craig said: ‘I think it is, which is amazing. I mean I’ve yet to get in there, but it seems to be, which seems extraordinary. It is packed, we’re not pretending.’
Craig continued: ‘[Making Quantum of Solace] was an extraordinary experience for all sorts of reasons. I mean, locations, working with Marc Forster, and it’s been a dream of mine to work with him anyways, and a fantastic group of actors and crew.’
‘You’re just trying to always do better and that’s really what we set out to do.’
Dame Judi, who had a diamond-engraved “007” logo on the back of her neck, was asked for her thoughts on how the audience will react to the James Bond character seen in Quantum of Solace. ‘I think it’s a sign of our times,’ she said. ‘I think it’s very, very good indeed. And who knows? The other Bond may come back. Who knows?’
‘It’s incredibly exciting,’ she continued. ‘It’s incredibly exciting to be employed. I love it. I love being in these movies and you get treated very, very well and you get to play opposite Daniel Craig. You can’t complain.’
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