Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 29 March 2015

Ben Whishaw lands Q role in Bond

Ben Wishaw plays gadget man Q in the new James Bond film Skyfall
Ben Wishaw plays gadget man Q in the new James Bond film Skyfall

Ben Whishaw has gone to the head of the Q in the new Bond film after movie bosses confirmed he will play 007's gadget guru in Skyfall.

The actor is much younger than previous stars who played the man whose job it is to keep Bond equipped with the latest ingenious technology.

John Cleese played the part in recent films after taking over from Desmond Llewelyn who starred in 17 films.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: "It's a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in Skyfall played by the enormously talented Ben Whishaw. We are delighted to have this beloved character back in the series."

Whishaw, who was recently seen playing the title role in the BBC production of Richard II, joins a cast including leading man Daniel Craig, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench who plays spy boss M.

The Bond girls are played by Naomie Harris, who plays an agent called Eve, and French actress Berenice Marlohe.

The film, which opens in the UK and Ireland on October 26, has been filmed on location including London, Turkey and Scotland.

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