James Bond premiere will benefit real-life spies
By Stacey Siebritz
Funds raised from the premiere of the new James Bond film Skyfall will go towards helping real members of the security services.
It was Prince Charles who requested that the screening benefit charities who support members of Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), the Security Service (MI5) and GCHQ.
The Prince of Wales will be at the premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23rd with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Producers of the film have said that they are thrilled that the royals have agreed to attend.
Skyfall is the 23rd movie in the series and the third outing for Daniel Craig in the role of 007.
It will also be the first in the franchise to be released in IMAX venues.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the film franchise, based on the novels of Ian Fleming, which began in 1962 with Dr No and actor Sean Connery in the lead role.
Forty-four year old Craig is expected to attend the premiere along with fellow stars Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Dame Judi Dench who returns in her role as M.
Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes who helmed the film, and is also responsible for such hits as American Beauty and Revolutionary Road, is also likely to walk the red carpet.
08 September 2012, 11:44