Bond is back and he is in London this evening for the world premiere of Skyfall. Possibly the most anticipated film of 2012, the event at the Royal Albert Hall will have full cast and Royalty in attendance.
Skyfall is the 23rd film in the Bond series and sees Daniel Craig return as 007 after a four-year break. It's a welcome return, with some critics calling it the 'best' Bond movie in a long while.
Having sat through a preview screening last week, I am inclined to agree. Craig's portrayal of the super-spy as slightly grizzled and emotionally vulnerable is (in my book) preferable to former incarnations. For inspiration, Craig says he went back to basics and the books of Ian Fleming.
The film itself also gives us more of an insight into Bond's own past, with a few clever nods to the fact that this year sees the franchise celebrate it's 50th anniversary. Car enthusiasts - you will not be disappointed!
And of course London and some of its most famous landmarks feature heavily in this instalment. From the streets around Whitehall to a thrilling chase sequence on the London Underground.
Meanwhile the legedary Dame Judi Dench is firmly at the centre of Skyfall's plot with more revelations about M's past.
As for Daniel Craig, he says he will continue to play 007, as long as the 'finances' for the next film are in place. Music to our ears.