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Bond movie premiere on Nov 14

india Updated: Jul 27, 2006 17:52 IST
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The much-anticipated James Bond film Casino Royale will have a royal world performance on November 14 at the Odeon Leicester Square here, a trade charity of the film and television industries announced.

"Casino Royale is the chosen film for the 60th royal film performance," the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) said in a statement.

"Marking the CTBF's 60th anniversary of the royal film performance, it is tremendous that Casino Royale, the most anticipated film of the year, has been chosen as this year's film," said CTBF president Stan Fishman.

The film will be released in theatres across Britain and the US on November 17.

The royal film performance is usually attended by either the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales.

Casino Royale is based on Ian Fleming's novel of the same name. Published in 1953, it was the first book in his James Bond series.

The film is produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and will mark the introduction of Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent 007.

The current run of royal film performances began in 1946 when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth took princesses Elizabeth and Margaret to see David Niven and Marius Goring in A Matter of Life and Death.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended royal film performance of the last Bond movie Die Another Day at the Royal Albert Hall here on November 18, 2002.

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