‘Skyfall’ preem gets royal treatment

Bond pic to bow at London's Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 23

“Skyfall,” the 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes, is set to receive a Royal world premiere in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall it was announced Friday.

Franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made the announcement with MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The premiere will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 23.

At the of the Prince the premiere will benefit charities that support former and serving members of the Britain’s three intelligence services (the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service and GCHQ) of which High Royal Highness is patron.

Returning stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench will attend the premiere alongside “Skyfall” cast members including Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw and Albert Finney, as well as director Sam Mendes.

The franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary Oct. 5 (the date of Dr. No’s world premiere in 1962) with a global James Bond Day that will see a day-long series of events for Bond fans take place around the world.

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