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Skyfall Daniel Craig and Bond girl dazzle as curtain rises at London premiere

Daniel Craig, Berenice Marlohe
Daniel Craig, Berenice Marlohe
Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Mick Norcross and guests attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Berenice Marlohe attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Kelly Brook attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Jade Ellis, Tulisa Contostavlos, Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
Barbara Broccoli arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Models pose with an Aston Martin car at the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Dame Judi Dench arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Miranda Hart arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Sam Mendes arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Union J arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Helen McCrory arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Victoria Pendleton arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Darcy Bussel arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
David Walliams arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Models pose with an Aston Martin car at the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Johnson arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ralph Fiennes arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Tamara Beckwith arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Fiona Fullerton arriving for the Skyfall Royal World Premiere afterparty at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Samantha Bond attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Emeli Sande and Adam Gouraguine attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Samantha Bond attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Vernon Kay and Tess Daly attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Berenice Marlohe attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Caterina Murino attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Chris Evans and wife Natasha Shishmanian attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Music group JLS (L-R) Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, J.B. Gill and Oritse Williams attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Victoria Pendleton attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Tulisa Contostavlos attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Helen McCrory attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2nd R) meet James Bond actors Daniel Craig (L) and Dame Judi Dench as they arrive for the Royal World Premiere of the James Bond film "Skyfall" at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets James Bond actors Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Berenice Marlohe as they arrive for the Royal World Premiere of the James Bond film "Skyfall" at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Javier Bardem attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Kelly Brook attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Victoria Pendleton attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Minnie Driver attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Ellie Simmonds attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Tess Daly attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Vladislav Doronin and Naomi Campbell attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

It was a Royal affair in London on Tuesday night as Daniel Craig looked the epitome of 007 for the premiere of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall.

He was accompanied by co-stars Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes at the event held at the Royal Albert Hall.

Fans were whipped into frenzy with the sound of a drumming marching band at the start of the evening and enthusiastically screamed at the Hollywood stars as they arrived.

“Only two weeks ago I was in a dark room finishing it off!” Sam Mendes told Britain’s Daily Mirror about his last minute director duties.

Craig, playing the agent for a third time, said he was "incredibly proud" to once more be playing the suave hero created by Ian Fleming, who first appeared on the big screen in Dr No in 1962.

"I've never been to a premiere like this, it's incredible," he said as he arrived at the venue, where guests filed past a huge gold 007 logo and a classic Aston Martin.

Meanwhile, Naomie told premiere host David Walliams that her character Eve is a “bad a**e.”

“She thinks she’s a match for Bond at the beginning of the movie at least,” Naomie said of the eagerly anticipated action film. “I don’t remember the first time I watched a Bond movie as I grew up watching them – this one could be my favourite though.”

Proceeds from the premiere will benefit charities that support members of the three intelligence agencies - the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), the Security Service (MI5) and GCHQ.

Camilla, wearing a purple velvet dress by Bruce Oldfield with an Amethyst diamond necklace from her private collection, and Charles, in black tie, looked dressed for the occasion as they arrived on the red carpet to Bond's famous theme music.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall also attended the red carpet launch.

The Prince, who also owns an Aston Martin, pointed to Bond's classic car on display outside the grand hall as they walked the red carpet.

The royal couple were greeted by Skyfall's producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli before they were introduced to the film's stars inside the Royal Albert Hall.

The Duchess was heard telling Daniel Craig: "It's nice to see you in the flesh", as she shook hands with the actor, who was accompanied by his actress wife Rachel Weisz.



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