World Premiere Report
27th October 2015
MI6 reports from the world premiere of the new James Bond film SPECTRE
By MI6 Staff
The great and the good from the world of James Bond gathered last night at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, for the global premiere of the 24th adventure SPECTRE.
Cast, crew and special guests walked the red carpet and many were interviewed for the live YouTube stream and the big screen in front of the Royal Albert Hall. Selected members of the cast and crew were then interviewed by David Walliams on a special stage (erected just the day before) between the Aston Martin and Jaguar cars from the film.
When all of the audience was seated, the Royal party walked the red carpet and were introduced to the representatives of the charities benefitting from the premiere and the cast and crew. After the fanfare and abbreviated version of the national anthem, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson welcomed everyone. Wilson noted that London had hosted a charity premiere from a new James Bond film since 'Goldfinger', and tonight's event had raised over £755,000 for the three charities.
Sam Mendes then came on stage to personally introduce twelve members of the cast. Predictably, Daniel Craig came on last to a rousing round of appluase and cheers form the audience. Mendes introduced Craig as his friend and collaborator, and motioned for the 007 star to take a bow.
Finally, Mendes pointed out that for the very first time, a new Bond film would be opening that same night around the UK with screenings starting 15 minutes later.
SPECTRE (2015) is the new James Bond film and the 24th in the series. It will be the fourth outing for Daniel Craig as 007, and the second film to be directed by Sam Mendes from a screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade. The new MI6 team of Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner) and Ben Whishaw (Q) are all reprising their roles. The cast will include Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Christoph Waltz. Production commences on December 8th 2014, with location work as early as 5th January 2015 in Austria. The film will also shoot on location in: Erfoud and Tangier, Morocco; Rome, Italy and Mexico City, Mexico. SPECTRE is scheduled for release on 7th November 2015.