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The Royal World premiere of Casino Royale (2006) in London

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

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

Casino Royale London World Premiere Ticket
The Casino Royale London World Premiere ticket.

Casino Royale London World Premiere Brochure
The Casino Royale London World Premiere brochure.

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!

Casino Royale London World Premiere
Casino Royale Leicester Square World Premiere
Photo from the World Premiere of Casino Royale at Leicester Square in London. Copyright © Erik Olsson. All rights reserved.

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

Both old and new Bond personalities attended the premiere of Casino Royale

Andrew Noakes (associate producer)
Anthony Waye (executive producer)
Barbara Broccoli (producer)
Callum McDougall (executive producer)
Caterina Murino (actress)
Chris Corbould (special effects supervisor)
Chris Cornell (performer of the title song)
Daniel Craig (actor)
Daniel Kleinman (vinjett)
David Arnold (film soundtrack composer)
Debbie McWilliams (casting director)
Eva Green (actress)
Gary Powell (stunt coordinator)
Giancarlo Giannini (actor)
Ivana Milicevic (actress)
Jeffrey Wright (actor)
Jesper Christensen (actor)
Judi Dench (actress)
Lindy Hemming (costume designer)
Mads Mikkelsen (actor)
Martin Campbell (director)
Michael G. Wilson (producer)
Monty Norman (composer of The James Bond Theme)
Neal Purvis (screenwriter)
Peter Lamont (production designer)
Richard Branson (cameo in the film)
Robert Wade (screenwriter)
Sébastien Foucan (actor)
Stuart Baird (editor)
Tom So (actor)

Colin Salmon
Dame Shirley Bassey
Maryam d'Abo
Michelle Yeoh
Rick Yune
Samantha Bond
Sean Bean
Vijay Amritraj

As well as many famous celebrities:

• British singer and artist Sir Elton John
• American singer and artist Jake Shears
• Spanish singer and artist Julio Iglesias
• British actress Keira Knightley
• American actress and singer Lindsay Lohan
• Irish manager Louis Walsh
• Harrods owner Mohammed al-Fayed
• Business woman Paris Hilton
• British author Peter James
British author Peter James at Casino Royale London World Premiere
• British singer and artist Rachel Stevens
• British skådespelerskan Sadie Frost
• British singer and artist Sarah Harding
• American singer and actress Sharon Osbourne
• British actor and director Sir Richard Attenborough
• British singer and artist Sting
• English fotball player Teddy Sheringham
• Music band The Sugababes
• Swedish television host Ulrika Jonsson

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

Professor Jane Somerville, Anders Frejdh, author Peter James and Erik Olsson at the World Premiere of Casino Royale in London 2006
Professor Jane Somerville, Anders Frejdh, author Peter James and Erik Olsson at the World Premiere of Casino Royale in London 2006. Copyright © Erik Olsson. All rights reserved.



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