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Stars of new James Bond film Skyfall arrive for premiere

Daniel Craig declared the red carpet launch of Skyfall his greatest 007 premiere. Photo: PA Wire

James Bond star Daniel Craig declared the red carpet launch of Skyfall his greatest 007 premiere yet, as the film series celebrated its 50th anniversary.

The actor, playing the agent for a third time, was the first of the film's stars to arrive at the Royal Albert Hall for the royal premiere.

(Left to right) Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall. Credit: PA Wire

He said "I've never been to a premiere like this, it's incredible," as he arrived at the venue, where guests filed past a huge gold 007 logo and a classic Aston Martin.

Naomie Harris stars as a Bond Girl in the latest 007 film Skyfall. Credit: PA Wire

He was joined by fellow stars Javier Bardem, who plays Bond's nemesis Silva, Ben Whishaw, who stars as Q, Bond Girls Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe, and Dame Judi Dench who returns once again as secret service boss M.

Dame Judi Dench returns once again as secret service boss M. Credit: PA Wire

Oscar-winning American Beauty film-maker Sam Mendes was brought on board for the latest film, after Craig boldly invited him to work on it.

James Bond star Daniel Craig with Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe. Credit: PA Wire

Craig, wearing a Tom Ford suit, said he was "incredibly proud" to once more be playing the suave hero created by Ian Fleming, who first appeared on the big screen in Dr No in 1962.