James Bond stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem thrilled 007 fans in London on Tuesday at the Royal World Premiere of "Skyfall"
LONDON, United Kingdom -- The 23rd James Bond film "Skyfall" was screened for the first time at its Royal World Premiere held at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday evening.
Actor Daniel Craig, who played the famous spy for the third time, declared the premiere as "the biggest and the best", and said he was honoured to be part of the 23rd official Bond film which marks 50 years of the franchise.
The film premiere was attended by numerous celebrity guests including Penélope Cruz, Naomi Campbell, and of course cast members Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw as well as Bond girls Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe.
The film's director Sam Mendes said: "The weirdest thing is that about two weeks ago I was still finishing the movie with about three other people in a dark room - so the big shock is coming out and finding people about to see the movie."
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also attended the screening.
Skyfall has been praised by critics, with some hailing it as the ultimate Bond adventure. It is expected to rake in more than one billion dollars at the box office.