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Royal World Premiere For Quantum Of Solace

By: Anders Frejdh
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Royal World premiere of Quantum of Solace (2008) to benefit charities Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London.
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Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, producers of the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace announced today, Prince William and Prince Harry have graciously agreed to attend the world premiere of the twenty-second 007 adventure on Wednesday, October 29th 2008 at London’s Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square.

At the request of Prince William and Prince Harry, the event will benefit two charities, Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion. The premiere will be attended by the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric and Gemma Arterton. Directed by Marc Forster, the movie will be released in cinemas internationally from 31 October 2008 by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Wilson and Broccoli comments: “We are thrilled Prince William and Prince Harry have agreed to attend the world premiere of our latest James Bond film, and are pleased this event will help raise much needed funds to support the servicemen of our country through The Princes’ chosen charities, Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion.”

Help For Heroes was launched in October 2007 in response to the desire of ordinary people to do something practical to help wounded servicemen and women. In its first nine months of existence the charity raised £6 million to help provide a swimming pool and gym complex at the tri-services rehabilitation centre at Headley Court. That task is now complete, and Help For Heroes continues to raise money to ensure that the wounded get the best practical help and support, and the futures, that they deserve.

Since 1921 The Royal British Legion has protected the interests, welfare and memory of those who are currently serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces and their dependants. Nearly 10.5 million people of all ages are eligible for the Legion’s support, and the call on the charity’s welfare services is increasing.

QUANTUM OF SOLACE, the 22nd James Bond adventure in the longest running franchise in film history, began principal photography on 7th January 2008. The film was produced for EON Productions by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, directed by Marc Forster and stars Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent, James Bond. With a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Oscar winner Paul Haggis, the film picks up the storyline just one hour after the end of Casino Royale (2006), marking the first direct sequel produced by EON Productions.

Other Quantum of Solace (2008) events featured on From Sweden with Love:
>TV premiere on Canal Plus in Sweden (November 14, 2009)
>Blu-ray release (March 23, 2009)
>Special edition DVD release (March 23, 2009)
>DVD release (March 23, 2009)
>Japanese premiere in Tokyo (November 24, 2008)
>QOS opens at cinemas in South Africa (November 19, 2008)
>QOS opens at cinemas in Australia (November 19, 2008)
>Australian premiere in Sydney (November 15, 2008)
>QOS opens at cinemas in USA (November 14, 2008)
>Exclusive QOS screenings in London (November 7-13, 2008)
>QOS opens at cinemas in Argentina (November 6, 2008)
>QOS opens at cinemas in Germany (November 6, 2008)
>Spanish premiere in Valencia (November 6, 2008)
>Italian premiere in Rome (November 5, 2008)
>Swiss premiere in Lucerne (November 4, 2008)
>Dutch premiere in Amsterdam (November 4, 2008)
>German premiere in Berlin (November 3, 2008)
>Norwegian premiere in Oslo (November 1, 2008)
>QOS opens at cinemas in Sweden (October 31, 2008)
>QOS opens at cinemas in France (October 31, 2008)
>QOS opens at cinemas in the UK (October 31, 2008)
>Swedish premiere in Stockholm (October 30, 2008)
>French premiere in Paris (October 30 2008)
>Official soundtrack released on CD (October 28, 2008)
>Swedish review of Quantum of Solace (October 22, 2008)
>Bond on Set: Filming Quantum of Solace published (October 6, 2008)
>QOS teaser poster revealed (February 7, 2008)
>Press conference at Pinewood Studios (January 24, 2008)
>QOS officially filming at Pinewood Studios (January 7, 2008)
>QOS officially filming in London (January 2, 2008)

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The international one-sheet poster for Quantum of Solace. © 2008 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

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