The world premiere for "Quantum of Solace" will be held at The Odeon in Leicester Square, London, on Wednesday 29th October 2008...

"Quantum of Solace" World Premiere Announced
5th August 2008

Princes William and Harry will be among the first to see the latest James Bond film when the world premiere is held in London later this year, the producers have announced via the Press Association. Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also revealed that Quantum of Solace will be screened on October 29 at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square.

The royal brothers have asked for proceeds from the event to benefit two charities, Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

Last time around for "Casino Royale", three theatres in Leicester Square were used for the premiere with the Odeon hosting HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the cast and crew. The first James Bond film to use the Odeon in Leicester Square for its premiere was Goldfinger back in 1964. A total of thirteen 007 outings have made their world debut at the theatre to date.

Stars of the 22nd 007 adventure, including Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and Gemma Arterton, will also attend the premiere. Directed by Marc Forster, the film will be released in cinemas around the country and worldwide from October 31st by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Wilson and Broccoli said: "We are thrilled Prince William and Prince Harry have agreed to attend the world premiere of our latest James Bond film, and are pleased this event will help raise much needed funds to support the servicemen of our country through the Princes' chosen charities.

Above: The Odeon in 2006 for Casino Royale

Help for Heroes was launched last October to help wounded servicemen and women. The charity raised £6 million to help provide a swimming pool and gym complex at Headley Court rehabilitation centre in Surrey and continues to raise money to ensure that the wounded get the best practical help and support. Since 1921, the Royal British Legion has protected the interests, welfare and memory of those who are currently serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces and their dependants.

Quantum of Solace, part of the longest running franchise in film history, picks up the storyline just one hour after the end of 007's last film, Casino Royale.

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