London is buzzing ahead of the World Premiere of Quantum of Solace, the 22nd James Bond adventure, which will debut in Leicester Square tonight...

Quantum of Solace Premiere Preview
29th October 2008

As the hype to the 22nd James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" builds, so do the lines of fans waiting in Leicester Square to secure a prime spot for the world premiere tonight. Huge crowds were expected for the world premiere, and the security teams were not disappointed as hundreds of fans formed lines around the square before noon. The premiere kicks off at 6pm.

Princes William and Harry will meet stars of the new 007 film as they attend their first royal premiere. The Princes asked for the event to help support two charities, the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.

A spokesman for Colombia Pictures said: "Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the latest James Bond film Quantum Of Solace, have announced that Prince William and Prince Harry have graciously agreed to attend the world premiere. At the request of Prince William and Prince Harry, the event will benefit two charities, Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion."

On the red carpet will be James Bond actor Daniel Craig and cast members Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Dame Judi Dench, Mathieu Amalric and producers Micahel G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The A-list celebrities will have to share the lime light with another star of the film - the Aston Martin DBS. It will take prime position in the centre of Leicester Square and act as the backdrop to pre-premiere television coverage.

Jack White will tread the red carpet to promote his theme song "Another Way To Die". White won’t have to worry about the soundtrack for the premiere - that will be taken care of by the electronic string quartet Escala.

Above: Queues form outside the barriers

As well as the cast and crew and 007 alumni, the premiere audience will be joined by 200 invited servicemen, veterans and their families. The British Legion was set up to protect the interests, welfare and memory of people who have served in the Armed Forces. Help for Heroes was launched last year to help wounded servicemen.

The "Quantum of Solace" world premiere will use joint venues at the Odeon and Empire theatres. Shortly afterwards, the first public screening will open after 8pm as part of the London Film Festival.