No Time To Die: Royals Shines At James Bond Premiere As Daniel Craig Finally Shows New 007 ‘Feels So Good’ | Ents & Arts News
Senior members of the royal family joined actor Daniel Craig and tennis star Emma Radocano on the red carpet for the latest James Bond outing.
Craig told Sky News he’s “extremely relieved” that 007’s new movie, No Time To Die, will finally be showing in cinemas.
At the world premiere in London, the Bond star said: “We’ve got COVID so everything has to be put into perspective, right?
“I feel so relieved: We’re making Bond movies for cinema while we’re here and I couldn’t be happier about that.”
The 53-year-old arrived at the premiere wearing a dark pink suede dinner jacket over a white shirt and black tie.
Joining the premiere was the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and several health care workers and members of the armed forces.
Charles, Camilla, William and Kate were on the red carpet along with Craig and other cast members, including Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, and Lashana Lynch, at the Royal Albert Hall.
Raducanu, who won the US Open earlier this month, left the training grounds behind for the star-studded show.
Also in attendance were screenwriters Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Neil Purvis and Robert Wade, singer Billie Eilish and her brother Phineas O’Connell, who co-wrote the new Bond song, as well as producers Michael J. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and director Carrie Joji Fukunaga.
No Time To Die is the 25th Bond film and will be the last film in which Craig appears as 007.
It has been delayed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic but will be shown in UK cinemas on Thursday.
The world premiere will benefit charities supporting current and former members of the UK’s three intelligence agencies – the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service and the GCHQ – as well as charities supporting past and present members of UK Special Forces.
No Time To Die sees Bond enjoying a quiet life in Jamaica after leaving active duty when his old CIA friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, turns up and asks for his help.
The mission to save a kidnapped scientist becomes more insidious than expected and leads to a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Many of Bond’s first shows were held at the Royal Albert Hall.
In 2015, Specter, William, Kate and Duke of Sussex attended the party.
Arts and entertainment producer Jason Mansaray says the post-pandemic Bond premiere looks a little different
Things looked a little different at the biggest post-pandemic London premiere.
There was no media – far fewer crews normally accommodated were separated by a strict 1.5m policy between themselves and the cast being interviewed, with everyone off-camera wearing black masks matching the black dress code.
Instead of the usual autograph hunters and fans starving to wait behind star screens, NHS workers and the armed forces have been invited to the red carpet, see the movie and meet the cast.
Speaking before the premiere, franchise producer Barbara Broccoli emphasized that these are the heroes, not just James Bond.
The day was full of glorious sunshine suddenly giving way to a gray sky as clouds unleashed their rain forcing media and crew alike to flee to seek shelter and cover electrical equipment.
However, the film’s stars including Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Naomi Harris braved the British weather at the premiere.
Daniel Craig, proves that he may not have a split relationship with the press as we thought, and asks us to “stay dry”.
Besides the star power of the main cast, there was no shortage of excitement with props like cars, motorcycles, and the giant silver 007 sitting prominently near the entrance to the Royal Albert Hall.
Giant screens showed clips from the latest movie like Bond songs by Sam Smith and Adele and the newest pop star to take center stage – Billie Eilish – played over the speakers.
Celebrity guests including Stormzy and Jason Momoa were among those heading to the red carpet, and they’ll be among the first to see this Bond movie – arguably the most anticipated of all thanks to release delays and Craig’s final, secret outing that shrouds the film.
There’s no feat in a world where script leaks and trailers mean we usually know what to expect long before we even hit the big screen.
Perhaps the night was a very British farewell, as the weather refused to play ball. But with a real sense of the occasion and of course the royal seal of approval. It was also appropriately charming for Bond who dragged 007 into the 21st century, redefining how we see the franchise.