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The London premiere of Casino Royale (2006): A Night To Remember

By: Anders Frejdh
Casino Royale premiere
On the evening of November 14th 2006 thousands of people gathered at Leicester Square in London for the World Premiere of the much anticipated Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig in his first outing as Agent 007.

The premiere, which was the 2006 Royal Film performance attended by HM The Queen Elizabeth II and organised for CTBF (the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund), the trade charity of the film and television industries in United Kingdom.

This time marked the 60th Royal Film Anniversary and the second time a Bond film was chosen by the Royal family. (The first time was the World Premiere of DIE ANOTHER DAY in 2002)

The premiere took place at three cinemas simultaneously; Odeon Leicester Square, Odeon West End and Empire which made it the biggest film premiere in Europe ever!

Not only was it an unforgettable evening with the screening of one of the best Bond films ever (see my review of it HERE) but also a possibility to spot several famous people if one looks at the people that did attend.

Both former and present Bond personalities as well as other British celebrities showed up, see list below:

• Andrew Noakes
• Anthony Waye
• Barbara Broccoli
• Callum McDougall
• Caterina Murino
• Chris Corbould
• Chris Cornell
• Colin Salmon
• Dame Judi Dench
• Dame Shirley Bassey
• Daniel Craig
• Daniel Kleinman
• David Arnold
• Debbie McWilliams
• Eva Green
• Gary Powell
• Giancarlo Giannini
• Ivana Milicevic
• Jake Shears
• Jeffrey Wright
• Julio Iglesias
• Keira Knightley
• Lindsay Lohan
• Lindy Hemming
• Louis Walsh
• Mads Mikkelsen
• Martin Campbell
• Maryam d'Abo
• Michel G. Wilson
• Michelle Yeoh
• Mohammed al-Fayed
• Monty Norman
• Neal Purvis
• Paris Hilton
• Peter Lamont
• Queen Elisabeth II
• Peter James
• Rachel Stevens
• Rick Yune
• Robert Wade
• Sadie Frost
• Samantha Bond
• Sarah Harding
• Sean Bean
• Sebastian Foucan
• Sharon Osbourne
• Sir Elton John
• Sir Richard Attenborough
• Sir Richard Branson
• Sting
• Stuart Baird
• Teddy Sheringham
• The Duke of Edinburgh
• The Sugababes
• Tom So
• Ulrika Jonsson
• Vijay Amritraj

A great night out for Bond fans and others who wanted a taste of a glittering, memorable, spectacular and well organised event!

Anders Frejdh © 2006 From Sweden With Love



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