The premiere of No Time To Die, the 25th film in the 007 series and the final one to feature Daniel Craig as James Bond, took place on Tuesday, September 28 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The Hollywood Reporter details a star-studded red carpet at the premiere including Craig himself, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, and musician Billie Eilish, who has won a Grammy for the film’s theme song. Royalty was also present on the red carpet, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
A Large, Long-Awaited Premiere
The wait for No Time To Die has been a long one, as the film has been delayed for quite some time. Yahoo! Entertainment reports that the film was originally set to premiere in March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic caused a long series of date changes. This anticipation has lead to this being the largest premiere the Hall has had in years.
“Just look at us and where we are,” Craig said onstage before the screening. Craig also confessed to feeling emotional about ending his sixteen-year run as Bond.
This film sees Craig’s Bond out of active service living peacefully in Jamaica. His peace is quickly interrupted by CIA officer Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), who enlists Bond to help him rescue a scientist who has been kidnapped by a mysterious villain (Malek).
Tonight’s London premiere of No Time To Die is the first of a series of premieres in 57 cities across the globe. The London Premiere will benefit charities supporting serving and former members of the three intelligence agencies (the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service, and GCHQ) as well as charities supporting past and present members of the United Kingdom Special Forces.
No Time To Die will be theatrically released on October 8, 2021.