Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace join James Bond pic
LONDON — Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace have joined the cast of James Bond pic “Skyfall.”News was announced on the official Bond Twitter account on Monday. Brit thesp McCrory has been seen in the last three “Harry Potter” pics and features in Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo.” She also voiced the character of Mrs. Bean in “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and played former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife, Cherie Blair, in “The Queen” in 2006. Swedish thesp Rapace (who was once married to Noomi Rapace, star of the Swedish version of “The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo”) has starred in an array of pics native to his home territory, including “Beyond” and “Jag Saknar Dig.” Both will join a stellar cast including Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe. Sam Mendes is at the helm of the 23rd Bond pic, which is skedded to be released Oct. 26, 2012 in Blighty.