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A character from Ian Fleming's "Moonraker", Gala Brand, will make an appearence in Bond 20 the Official Site has just confirmed. In Fleming's novel Brand was Hugo Drax's secretary.
One can speculate on the role of Brand in Bond 20 quite easily with that knowledge. Spoiler Warning (Highlight To Read) In the novel her character is actually an undercover agent for Scotland Yard and is investigating Drax. She is the main Bond girl of the novel.
Could we see a similair character with Brand in Bond 20? It’s quite possible. After all, we know that Halle Berry’s character will be a Bad Bond girl and there does have to be a good one, leaving the position open for Brand.
The role will be played by British actress Rosamund Pike. Pike has only appeared in one film to date, A Rather English Marriage, but has mainly been seen on the stage. While she has played Juliet in Romeo And Juliet at the Bloomsbury Theatre she has also played at the Oxford Playhouse and at the Globe in Tokyo.
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The official site has also confirmed that Halle Berry will be appearing in Bond 20 as a character named Jinx. It has promised information on the character in the coming weeks.
Interestingly enough the news on the official site is dated the 22nd of December, 2001. Was it accidently released early, today is after all only the 20th of December.