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Report from the Royal World premiere of SKYFALL in London

By: Anders Frejdh
Skyfall Royal world premiere London
Having been fortunate to attend the London premieres of The World Is Not Enough in 1999, Die Another Day in 2002 (also at Royal Albert Hall) and Casino Royale in 2006, it was a real treat to get a ticket for the World Premiere of Skyfall at Royal Albert Hall in London. Without doubt the biggest film premiere covered by media in 2012.

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
David Walliams (a huge Bond fan himself) conducted interviews with Skyfall cast & crew (most of whom had not yet seen the film) and other Bond talent on the temporary scene outside the venue with both elegance and finesse.

The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall gilded the red carpet reception by arriving last before the best and most unforgettable Bond premiere to date continued indoors.

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
Swedish people in attendance included FSWL contributor Erik Olsson, yours truly with Kristina Wayborn, Academy Award winner Per Hallberg as well as one of the baddies in the film, Ola Rapace, who was accompanied by Belle Williams (Naomie Harris stunt double).

(The after-premiere party was held at Tate Modern.)

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
Skyfall cast and crew in attendance:

• Alexander Witt (2nd unit director)
Barbara Broccoli (producer)
Ben Whishaw (Q)
Bérénice Marlohe (Severine)
Chris Corbould (special effects supervisor)
Daniel Craig (James Bond/Co-producer)
Daniel Kleinman (main title designer)
• Dennis Gassner (production designer)
Gary Powell (stunt coordinator)
Gregg Wilson (associate producer)
• Helen McCrory (Clair Dowar)
• Jany Temime (costume designer)
Javier Bardem (Silva)
• John Logan (screenwriter)
Judi Dench (M)
Michael G. Wilson (producer)
Naomie Harris (Moneypenny)
Neal Purvis (screenwriter)
Ola Rapace (Patrice)
Per Hallberg (supervising sound editor)
Ralph Fiennes (Gareth Mallory)
Robert Wade (screenwriter)
• Roger Deakins (cinematographer)
Sam Mendes (director)
• Tonia Sotiropoulou (Bond's Lover)
• Thomas Newman (soundtrack composer)

Ben Mortimer from HeyUGuys interviewed a couple of them on the red carpet:

Daniel Craig:

Bérénice Marlohe:

Naomie Harris:

Ola Rapace:

Jany Temime:

Robert Wade & Neal Purvis:

Roger Deakins:

Thomas Newman:

Stars from previous James Bond films attending the premiere included:

Carole Ashby - Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill
Caterina Murino - Casino Royale
Christopher Lee - The Man with the Golden Gun
Colin Salmon (MI6 staff member Robinson in three Bonds)

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
David Arnold (composer of the soundtrack to five Bonds)
Eunice Gayson - Dr. No and From Russia with Love
• Fiona Fullerton - A View to a Kill

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
George Martin - score for Live and Let Die

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
Goldie - The World Is Not Enough
John Glen - director of all the Bonds in the 1980's
John Richardson - special/visual effects in nine Bond films
Ken Adam - production designer on seven Bonds

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
Kristina Wayborn - Octopussy (1983)
Maryam d'Abo - The Living Daylights

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
• Minnie Driver - GoldenEye
Samantha Bond (Miss Moneypenny in Pierce Brosnan's Bonds)
Shirley Eaton - Goldfinger (1964)

Skyfall Royal world premiere London
Valerie Leon - The Spy Who Loved Me and Never Say Never Again
Vic Armstrong - stuntman/stunt coordinator/2nd unit director, 7 Bonds

Other VIP guests attending included:

• Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer (Founding editors of Cinema Retro magazine)
Hilary Saltzman (daughter of legendary Bond producer Harry Saltzman)
John Cork (Author as well as documentary filmmaker)
Peter Janson-Smith (Ian Fleming’s foreign sales agent of the 1950s and 1960s, former Chairman of Glidrose Productions, now Ian Fleming Publications, and current President of The Ian Fleming Foundation) escorted by Lili Pohlman
Steven Saltzman (son of legendary Bond producer Harry Saltzman)

Editor's note:
Read our review of Skyfall.

Written and compiled by Anders Frejdh. © 2014 From Sweden with Love.



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