It was a royal affair for Sony Pictures during the world-premiere of “Spectre” this week. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince Harry, joined Daniel Craig and the cast of the new James Bond film at the world premiere inside the Royal Albert Hall in London.
A few of the other esteemed guests at the event included Sam Mendes and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, as well as popular music-icon and theme-song creator Sam Smith. Martin Freeman of “Sherlock” and musician will.i.am were also at the event.
Daniel Craig spoke with fans and the media, telling the BBCm “It’s changed my life and I’ve loved every second of it.” Craig also shared a few kind words about the film’s director stating that Mendes was, “one of the best directors there is.”
Making it a royal affair the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry met with members of the cast and crew at the event as well. Leading actors Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci were also in attendance for the event. The film also brought back Naomie Harris for this installment, the actor once again played the delightful role of Moneypenny for this film.
Joining Harris at the event were Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Scott and Dave Bautista and a few thousand excited guests and fans. This marks the 24th official installment to the Bond franchise, an impressive achievement for any franchise and one of the longest lasting in cinema history.
In the new film a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.