The penultimate leg of the "Quantum
of Solace" premiere
tour around the world touched down in Sydney in Saturday 14th
November 2008 for the Australian debut of Daniel
outing as 007. The event was held at Hoyt's Entertainment Quarter
in Moore Park. Craig previously
visited Sydney to promote his
first Bond adventure "Casino
Royale" back in 2006.
Craig was joined on the red carpet by his girlfriend Satsuki
Mitchell. Other from the production included the latest Bond
Girl played by Olga
Kurylenko, director Marc
Forster and producer
Barbara Broccoli. Fashionistas will be interested to know that
Satsuki's dress was by Cavalli, and Olga's outfit was a Colette
"It is very rare to make a
movie of this size.
It was the chance to be at the top of
my game" - Daniel
Craig on the red carpet.
Much like he did in 2006, Craig spent considerable time with
the fans who had waited to catch a glimpse of the celebrities,
signing hundreds of autographs and posing for pictures - often
shooting them himself!
Craig told reporters he would love to film a 007 movie in
Australia. Kurylenko told a packed Hoyts Cinema that visiting
Australia was a childhood dream come true.
As to whether Quantum of Solace was the best Bond film ever
Craig said: "It is for other people to tell", but
he said viewers would find it "interesting to find out
who he [Bond] is and what he is about".
A host of Australian stars turned out for the premiere including
Rove McManus, Megan Gale, Andy Lee, Ruby Rose, Jason Dundas
and Nash Edgerton. The evening was rounded off with a sunset
party at Heritage Park, where the 800 guests enjoyed cocktails.
"This was a Bond for our times [but] I was inspired
those early Bonds" - Marc Forster on the red
"Quantum of Solace" opens nationwide
in Australia on Wednesday 19th November 2008.