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New Bond car ready to be unveiled at 007 event

The new Bond car waits to be revealed to the world as we wait for the announcement of the cast and title for the new 007 film.

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New James Bond film: Cast and title revealed today

James Bond fans do not have long to wait until they find out more about 007's latest cinema adventure.

James Bond and director Sam Mendes will both return for the next instalment. Credit: Empics

Members of the cast will be introduced this morning at a press conference, when the title of the 24th film will be announced.

The event will be broadcast live from Pinewood Studios, which has long been home to the hit movie series, from 11am. Filming is due to start four days later.

Daniel Craig has also been confirmed for a further outing as Bond, while Oscar winner Sam Mendes, who directed the previous film, will also return.

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Sir Roger Moore 'totally distraught' about Kiel death

Sir Roger Moore has tweeted his shock at the death of his James Bond co-star Richard Kiel, who played iconic villain Jaws in two of the series' films.

Kiel's death at 74 comes a week after the pair appeared together on BBC Radio 4's The Reunion programme.

Sir Roger Moore starred as James Bond alongside Richard Kiel in 1976's The Spy Who Loved Me and 1979's Moonraker. Credit: Sport and General/S&G Barratts/EMPICS Archive

'Jaws' Bond villain Richard Kiel dies aged 74

Richard Kiel in Las Vegas in 2008. Credit: PA

Richard Kiel, best known for playing the villain Jaws in two James Bond films, has passed away aged 74.

Mr Kiel, who towered over Bond Sir Roger Moore at 7ft 2in, portrayed steel-toothed assassin Jaws in the 1977 movie the Spy Who Loved Me and the 1979 thriller Moonraker.

He passed away at the Saint Agnes Medical Center in California on Wednesday afternoon.

The actor, who's abnormal height was the result of a condition called acromegaly, had been admitted last week for a broken leg. It is unclear if his death is in anyway linked.

Moore fondly remembered his co-star in his 2009 memoir, My Word Is My Bond, and described Mr Kiel as "so kind, so gentle".

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