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New James Bond movie Spectre set for London premiere

Published 17/07/2015

Spectre will mark Daniel Craig's fourth appearance as the suave spy
Spectre will mark Daniel Craig's fourth appearance as the suave spy

Movie fans may be shaken - not stirred - to hear London will host the world premiere of the next James Bond movie, Spectre.

The date of the premiere is October 26, although no official venue has been announced yet.

UK audiences will also be the first in the world to see the movie as it will open in cinemas across the UK and Ireland simultaneously.

Daniel Craig returns for the fourth time as suave, sharp-suited spy James Bond, with Skyfall director Sam Mendes also back at the helm.

Not much has been revealed about the movie, but the plot has hinted at a message from Bond's past leading to him uncovering a "sinister organisation".

Old faces returning include Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.

New cast members include two Bond girls, played by Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci.

Ralph Fiennes will replace Dame Judi Dench as 007's boss, M, while double Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz will keep fans entertained as a new villain.

Spectre is the 24th movie in the franchise. The 23rd instalment, Skyfall, racked up an impressive 1.1 billion dollars (£704 million) worldwide after its release in 2012.

In the UK, Skyfall was the first and, to date, only film to earn more than £100 million domestically.

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