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  23rd October 2012
Skyfall World Charity Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, London

London, 23 October 2012
The Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington played host to the World Charity Premiere of Skyfall on the evening of Tuesday 23rd October 2012. Stars of the 23rd James Bond film were joined on the red carpet by former Bond Girls and other 007 alumni. The venue was previously used for the Royal World Charity premiere of Die Another Day in 2002.

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 on the platform erected outside the Royal Albert Hall for the world premiere of Skyfal

ABOVE: James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 on the platform erected outside the Royal Albert Hall for the world premiere of Skyfall. [Inset] The premiere brochure was a limited numbered edition produced for the benefit of the charities that support former and serving members of the three intelligence agencies (the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service and GCHQ). His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is Royal Patron of the Intelligence Services. 

The premiere of Skyfall was the culmination of a year of events celebrating James Bond's fifty years as a cinematic icon. Skyfall also marks the longest gap between films without a change of actor in the lead role.

Daniel Craig (who plays James Bond for the 3rd time in Skyfall) arrives on the red carpet and takes time to sign autographs for the many waiting fans outside the Royal Albert Hall.

ABOVE: Daniel Craig (who plays James Bond for the 3rd time in Skyfall) arrives on the red carpet and takes time to sign autographs for the many waiting fans outside the Royal Albert Hall.

With the exception of Albert Finney (who plays Kincade), all the leading players in Skyfall were in attendance at the premiere and took time to mingle with the waiting crowds before being interviewed by Little Britain star David Walliams.

Daniel Craig with Bérénice Lim Marlohe Skyfall Royal World Charity Premiere Javier Bardem (Raoul Silva)
Daniel Craig with Bérénice Lim Marlohe Skyfall Royal World Charity Premiere Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory)
Dame Judi Dench (who plays 'M') Skyfall Royal World Charity Premiere Ben Whishaw (the new 'Q')

ABOVE: The stars of Skyfall arrive on the red carpet: [1] Daniel Craig with Bérénice Lim Marlohe (who plays Sévérine in the film), [2] Spanish actor Javier Bardem (Raoul Silva), [3] Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory), [4] Dame Judi Dench (who plays 'M') and [5] Ben Whishaw (the new 'Q').

For the 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2002, the premiere of Die Another Day was attended by no less than four actors who have played James Bond 007: Pierce Brosnan, George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton. The Skyfall premiere was similarly graced with a number of Bond alumni including Sir Christopher Lee (Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun), Colin Salmon (Charles Robinson in Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day), Minnie Driver (Irina in GoldenEye), five-time James Bond director John Glen (For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill, The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill). Stunt co-ordinator & 2nd unit director Vic Armstrong and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould were also in attendance.

Naomie Harris (Eve in Skyfall) with Daniel Craig Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes
Naomie Harris (Eve in Skyfall) with Daniel Craig Sir Christopher Lee (Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun) with wife Birgit

ABOVE: (left) Naomie Harris (Eve in Skyfall) with Daniel Craig (top right) Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, and (bottom right) Sir Christopher Lee (Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun) with wife Birgit.

In addition to the behind-the-scenes talent in attendance were four-time Miss Moneypenny, Samantha Bond, and a quartet of former Bond Girls dating back to the very first James Bond film.

Samantha Bond (who played Miss Moneypenny in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day) Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love) Shirley Eaton (Jill Masterson in Goldfinger)
Samantha Bond (who played Miss Moneypenny in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day) Maryam d'Abo (Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights) Caterina Murino (Solange in Casino Royale)

ABOVE: Bond Girls are Forever! - Samantha Bond (who played Miss Moneypenny in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day) joins former Bond Girls [1] Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love) [2] Shirley Eaton (Jill Masterson in Goldfinger) [3] Maryam d'Abo (Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights) and [4] Caterina Murino (Solange in Casino Royale) on the red carpet at the premiere of Skyfall.

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