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It's official! Eva Green is new Bond girl

The French actor will play the enticing role of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale. She is best known for her performance in Kingdom of Heaven.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2006 19:52 IST

It's official. French actress Eva Green has been named the new Bond girl to star opposite the latest agent 007, Daniel Craig, in Casino Royale.

Eon Productions Friday confirmed that the 25-year-old actress would play the enticing role of Vesper Lynd.

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was on Thursday announced as the villain of Casino Royale by director Martin Campbell at a press conference in Prague.

Eva is best known for her role as Sibylla in the 2005 blockbuster Kingdom of Heaven.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: "We are thrilled that Eva and Mads have joined the cast of Casino Royale completing a first rate international cast."

"After an extensive search we have found the perfect actress. Eva is one of France's most accomplished young actresses, now receiving international acclaim. She brings to the complex role of Vesper an exciting combination of enigmatic and seductive beauty."

First Published: Feb 17, 2006 15:59 IST