September 17, 2015

Spectre, the 24th instalment in the James Bond series, will premiere as part of the CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015. Since its inception in 1946, the event has been held annually in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), a charity which supports the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries – particularly those working behind the scenes in times of hardship.

Joining the royals at the high-profile event will be the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes.

Director Sam Mendes and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will also be treading the red carpet. Wilson and Broccoli have commented: “We are honoured that Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Royal Film Performance of Spectre and delighted the CTBF will be the beneficiary of the event.”

Source: Telegraph

September 08, 2015

It’s official! Sam Smith will sing the latest Bond theme entitled Writing’s on the Wall for Spectre.

August 24, 2015

July 18, 2015

Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, will have its world premiere in London on October 26. EON Productions, MGM and Sony made the announcement today. The film opens domestically on November 6.

Source: Deadline

April 16, 2015

The James Bond actor has become the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards.

He will spend the next three years raising awareness of the United Nations Mine Action Service, and securing political and financial support for the project.

Meeting with Craig at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “You have been given a licence to kill (as James Bond), I’m now giving you a licence to save.”

Craig replied: “I am honored to accept this role, I’m humbled that I will get the chance to work next to people who are risking their lives every day to help ordinary people live ordinary lives. I will do my very best.”

Source: Digital Spy

Also check out 48 HQ photos of Daniel meeting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York last April 14th in our gallery. Click any of the thumbnails below.

April 05, 2015

Wirral actor Daniel Craig has rushed from the set of his latest movie Spectre to have a major knee operation.

He previously suffered a knee injury whilst filming high-impact scenes in the Austrian Alps in January, but made it worse when he continued to film in a fight scene just days later in London.

The 46-year-old took some time out from filming, but later returned and continued to shoot scenes for the most expensive 007 film yet, with a budget exceeding £200m.

Craig has now been filming more scenes in Mexico, but was forced to leave and was airlifted from the site to New York City, where his knee has been operated on.

In the mean time, director Sam Mendes has been using stunt doubles to create the high-impact opening scenes as he faces a race against time for the film’s October release.

Source: Liverpool Echo

March 04, 2015

James Bond star Daniel Craig will appear in a “special one-off sketch” for Comic Relief, to be broadcast as part of Red Nose Day on 13 March.

The top secret 007 skit will feature in Face the Funny, the charity’s first show to be broadcast live from the London Palladium.

Professor Stephen Hawking will appear in a new Little Britain sketch, featuring David Walliams as carer Lou.

The physicist will take Matt Lucas’s role as the fake wheelchair-bound Andy.

It is the second Comic Relief sketch for Craig, who is currently filming new Bond movie Spectre.

He appeared in a sketch with Catherine Tate in 2009, which saw her character Elaine Figgis dating a spy played by the actor.

Source: BBC News