007 meets and greets Royal Highness and A-list guests at the Bond premiere.
As he bowed out in front of a Royal audience last night, Daniel Craig declared he would spend the rest of his life getting over portraying James Bond.
On the Albert Hall red carpet, the actor was joined by William, Kate, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, who emerged from 007’s shadow in a pink velvet Tom Ford dinner jacket.
Jenny Packham’s £3,780 gold sequinned gown with cape upped the glitz factor for the Duchess of Cambridge.
“You look quite great,” Daniel exclaimed, lacking Bond’s usual finesse.
The star is leaving after 15 years, accompanied by his No Time To Die co-stars Dame Judi Dench, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, and Lashana Lynch.
“This has been a huge part of my life,” Daniel, 53, added.
“I’ll never stop thinking about it — it’s been such a major part of my life.”
“I truly didn’t believe we’d get here,” he said, alluded to his irritation that the movie’s release had been delayed three times due to Covid.
“I’m really glad I got a chance to produce one more, and it’ll be this one to wrap out the story.”
Barbara Broccoli, the producer of Bond, stated that the search for the new 007 has not yet begun.
Tom Hardy of Venom and Rege-Jean Page of Bridgerton are two names that have been mentioned.
“There will be no hunting,” she stated emphatically.
I want Daniel Craig to be Bond for as long as possible.
“It’s quite difficult; he’s been incredible.” Tonight is about honoring his accomplishments and giving him space.” Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a co-writer on the film, stated that she would not support a female Bond.
“I believe Bond is James Bond,” she remarked. All we have to do now is concoct someone who can compete with him.” The Fleabag creator was brought in to polish the £148 million film’s script. “I’m very, really excited to see some of it on the screen,” Phoebe admitted. Emma Raducanu, 18, the British Open Champion, was among the A-listers on the red carpet, looking stunning in a Christian Dior gown.