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James Bond ready to fight the evil Le Chiffre

Casino Royale director Martin Campbell confirms that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will play the evil Le Chiffre in the Bond film.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2006 13:31 IST

Casino Royale director Martin Campbell has finally confirmed that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will play the evil Le Chiffre in the 21st James Bond installment.

The confirmation was made by the Royale filmmakers at a press conference held Wednesday in Prague, where shooting on Casino Royale has already begun, reports Zap2it.

The 40-year-old Mikkelsen may be vaguely familiar to international audiences from his small role in King Arthur and a larger part in Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself.

His big break came in 1996's Pusher. The character he will play in the Bond flick, La Chiffre is a fascinating and abhorrent character, a debauched pornographer, pimp, gambler and Holocaust survivor.

However, Campbell made no effort to put a stop to the suspense about which actress will play the mysterious Vesper Lynde Bond girl. Word is that Eva Green and Olivia Wilde are the top contenders.

First Published: Feb 16, 2006 21:30 IST