Daily US Times: British actor Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film has finally premiered in London, 18 months later than planned because it was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
No Time To Die is Mr Craig’s fifth outing as 007.
He said while speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live that the role was “incredibly important to cinema and to history, and the weight of that has been on my shoulders for a while”.
Mr Craid added: “I’ve been incredibly lucky.” The film hits UK cinemas on Thursday.
Unusually for a royal premiere, there were two separate generations of British royals who came out for the actor’s farewell as Bond. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Price Williams and Cate Middleton were joined at the Royal Albert Hall by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall
Naomie Harris said it was “an emotional night” precisely because it is Craig’s last outing in the role.
The film industry is watching closely to see how Mr Craig’s last James Bond film performs at the box office, and whether it can tempt fans back in large numbers now that most cinemas have reopened.
Harris, who is playing Moneypenny for the third time, said: “I’m really hoping that it does entice people back into cinemas and they feel comfortable doing that because it’s such a special movie.”
Actress Lashana Lynch has joined the cast as a new secret agent called Nomi,. She siad the character’s addition was a step forward for the franchise.
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