British royals to join health workers at James Bond world premiere

LONDON, Sept. 20 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles and his son William will join healthcare workers and members of the armed forces at the world premiere of “No Time To Die” next week when the film very expected James Bond will make his delayed debut.

Daniel Craig, who plays suave Agent 007 for a fifth and final time in the film, will direct co-stars Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris on the red carpet at the Royal Albert in London. Room September 28.

Charles’s office at Clarence House said he and Prince William would be accompanied by their wives, Camilla and Catherine, at the premiere.

The Universal Pictures and MGM film was originally slated for release in April 2020 but has been repeatedly delayed as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced theaters around the world to close and audience capacity restrictions have been imposed.

The James Bond films are among Hollywood’s biggest film franchises, with 2015’s “Specter” grossing $ 880 million at the global box office and 2012’s “Skyfall” grossing over $ 1 billion. worldwide.

The royals will meet some of the cast members as well as director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Billie Eilish, who sings the film’s theme song, and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The first, the first in a series of promotional Bond events around the world, will benefit charities supporting current and former members of the British Special Forces, the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) , according to the official 007 website.

Healthcare workers were also invited to the premiere in honor of their hard work during the pandemic.

“No Time To Die” will begin its worldwide theatrical rollout later next week.

Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian Editing by Gareth Jones

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