Daniel Craig and Rami Malek lead departures from No Time To Die party

No time for a grudge! Daniel Craig heads home with his daughter Ella, 29, while his on-screen foe Rami Malek is hand-in-hand with girlfriend Lucy Boynton as they lead the star-studded departures following the No Time To Die after party

Daniel Craig continued to celebrate his emotional farewell to the James Bond franchise as he headed to the star-studded No Time To Die after party at the swanky club Annabel’s in London on Tuesday.

After saying goodbye to 007 with his swan song, the actor, 53, was seen leaving the private celebration with his daughter Ella Loudon, followed soon after by Rami Malek and his girlfriend Lucy Boynton and the film’s star-studded cast.

It comes as critics for the film lauded Craig’s ‘extravagantly satisfying’ final appearance in the Bond franchise, with many five-star reviews praising the epic blockbuster 

Off he goes! Daniel Craig continued to celebrate his emotional farewell to the James Bond franchise at Annabel's in London on Tuesday

Suave: He was joined by his dapper co-star Rami Malek, who headed to hte party with his girlfriend Lucy Boynton

Off he goes! Daniel Craig continued to celebrate his emotional farewell to the James Bond franchise as he headed to the star-studded No Time To Die after party with co-star Rami Malek and his girlfriend Lucy Boynton at Annabel’s on Tuesday

As ever Daniel displayed his dapper sense of style in a red velvet blazer as he headed to the party with his daughter Ella.

The actor, who has said goodbye to Bond after 16 years in the role, jumped into a waiting taxi to make his way home after joining a slew of stars on the red carpet. 

Daniel, who shares Ella with his ex-wife Fiona Loudon, held hands with his actress daughter, who was dressed in a sophisticated black trouser suit for the party.

Time to go! After saying goodbye to 007 with his swan song, the actor was seen leaving the private celebration

Family night out: He was accompanied by his daughter Ella Loudon after they walked the red carpet together

Time to go! After saying goodbye to 007 with his swan song, the actor was seen leaving the private celebration with his daughter Ella Loudon after they walked the red carpet together

Smart: As ever Daniel displayed his dapper sense of style in a red velvet blazer as he jumped into a waiting car following the post-premiere bash

Smart: As ever Daniel displayed his dapper sense of style in a red velvet blazer as he jumped into a waiting car following the post-premiere bash

Doting father: Daniel, who shares Ella with his ex-wife Fiona Loudon, held hands with his actress daughter, who was dressed in a sophisticated black trouser suit for the party

Doting father: Daniel, who shares Ella with his ex-wife Fiona Loudon, held hands with his actress daughter, who was dressed in a sophisticated black trouser suit for the party

Elsewhere Rami and Lucy continued their loved-up display as they stepped out hand-in-hand following the afterparty, to celebrate No Time To Die’s much-delayed release.

Lucy, who began dating Rami after they co-starred in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, set pulses racing in a plunging black gown with a sparkling necklace as she followed her boyfriend out of the private club.

Opting to change out of her stunning cream gown from the red carpet, Lea Seydoux arrived for the party in an eye-catching black leather shirt dress. 

Happy couple: Elsewhere Rami and Lucy continued their loved-up display as they stepped out hand-in-hand

Loved-up: The couple were seen leaving the after party together to celebrate No Time To Die's much-delayed release

Happy couple: Elsewhere Rami and Lucy continued their loved-up display as they stepped out hand-in-hand following the afterparty, to celebrate No Time To Die’s much-delayed release 

Jaw-dropping: Lucy vamped it up in a plunging black gown that accentuated her ample cleavage

Dazzling: She added some extra sparkle with a jewelled necklace

Here she is! She was seen making her way into the party with her beau

Jaw-dropping: Lucy vamped it up in a plunging black gown that accentuated her ample cleavage, and added some extra sparkle with a jewelled necklace as she arrived for the party with her beau

Giddy: Lucy was in good spirits as she headed out of the party in her perilously plunging gown after wowing on the red carpet

Giddy: Lucy was in good spirits as she headed out of the party in her perilously plunging gown after wowing on the red carpet

Gorgeous: The screen star met Rami while they were filming the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

Stunning: She slipped her glossy blonde tresses into a loose bun

Gorgeous: The screen star, who met Rami while they were filming the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, slipped her blonde tresses into a loose bun

New look! Opting to change out of her stunning cream gown from the red carpet, Lea Seydoux arrived for the party in an eye-catching black leather shirt dress

New look! Opting to change out of her stunning cream gown from the red carpet, Lea Seydoux arrived for the party in an eye-catching black leather shirt dress

Gorgeous: She added a pop of colour to her look with a statement red lip

Gorgeous: She added a pop of colour to her look with a statement red lip

Meanwhile Ana De Armas, who took on the role of Bond Girl Paloma in the film, continued to sport her sexy black satin gown with a revealing thigh-high split.

The Cuban actress’ dress accentuated her slender pins with the form-fitting dress, which was complete with a plunging neckline and deep thigh-split.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who took over writing duties for the film, once again wowed in her plunging black sequinned jumpsuit and a pale grey overcoat.

NO TIME TO DIE REVIEWS: Magnificent and extravagant

THE DAILY MAIL  

Rating:

‘[No Time To Die is] an explosive, tense, daring, and most of all surprising adventure, toying with our preconceptions about the world’s greatest secret agent and exploring his personal life more intimately than ever before.’

THE GUARDIAN  

Rating:

Craig’s final film as the diva of British intelligence is an epic barnstormer, with the script delivering pathos, action, drama, camp comedy, heartbreak, macabre horror, and outrageously silly old-fashioned action in a movie which calls to mind the world of Dr No on his island.

THE TELEGRAPH

Rating:

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s extravagantly satisfying, bulgingly proportioned last chapter to the Craig era, throws almost everything there is left to throw at 007 the series can come up with.

DIGITAL SPY 

Rating:

It might have taken its time getting him, but No Time to Die confirms that whoever the next James Bond is, they’ve got some big shoes to fill.

THE SUN 

Rating:

In his final turn as 007, Craig exits the franchise with a bang – as well as many crashes and several wallops. The stunts are simply spectacular, with one particular scene involving a motorbike in Italy that will leave you watching through splayed fingers in exhilarating fear.

EVENING STANDARD

Rating:

After Spectre, he famously said he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again. Instead, with the help of a talented team, he’s taken a razor blade to the idea of Bond. Craig bows out with his head held high. Way to go.

NME 

Rating:

For the most part though, and with so much at stake thanks to Covid decimating cinema, No Time To Die producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson should be applauded for taking some bold risks. The gobsmacking ending, in fact, may be the biggest in Bond history.

THE INDEPENDENT 

Rating:

While Craig is a consummate action star, director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s more radical vision of James Bond is fleeting, his film a rotating sideshow of old characters and plot points

EMPIRE

This film does things that no Bond film has ever done, and despite relying heavily on tropes that feel not only familiar but comforting, it is the unfamiliar things it does that make this such an exciting entry. 

SKY 

Spectacularly well shot, wonderfully dark villains (Rami Malek’s performance is faultless) and perhaps more depth than before, perhaps Bond really can save the day – for cinema in the short term at least.  

VARIETY 

No Time to Die is a terrific movie: an up-to-the-minute, down-to-the-wire James Bond thriller with a satisfying neo-classical edge. It’s an unabashedly conventional Bond film that’s been made with high finesse and just the right touch of soul, as well as enough sleek surprise to keep you on edge. 

 

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Gorgeous: Meanwhile Ana De Armas, who took on the role of Bond Girl Paloma in the film, continued to sport her sexy black satin gown

Showing it off: The dress boasted a revealing thigh-high split

Gorgeous: Meanwhile Ana De Armas, who took on the role of Bond Girl Paloma in the film, continued to sport her sexy black satin gown with a revealing thigh-high split 

Flaunting it: The Cuban actress' dress accentuated her slender pins with the form-fitting dress

Revealing: The dress was completed with a plunging neckline

Little to the imagination: It also boasted a deep thigh split

Flaunting it: The Cuban actress’ dress accentuated her slender pins with the form-fitting dress, which was complete with a plunging neckline and deep thigh-split

Stellar: Ana wowed with her role as the stunning Paloma in No Time To Die, and she continued to flaunt her figure in the revealing gown

Stellar: Ana wowed with her role as the stunning Paloma in No Time To Die, and she continued to flaunt her figure in the revealing gown

Stunning: Lashana Lynch also ditched her yellow gown for a jaw-dropping gold sequinned dress with a plunging neckline

Stunning: Lasha Lynch also ditched her yellow gown for a jaw-dropping gold sequinned dress with a plunging neckline

Stunning: Lashana Lynch also ditched her yellow gown for a jaw-dropping gold sequinned dress with a plunging neckline

Amazing: She looked stunning as she arrived for the party in her new look

Amazing: She looked stunning as she arrived for the party in her new look

Wow! Both Lashana and Léa's after-party looks were a departure from their red carpet ensembles

Wow! Both Lashana and Léa’s after-party looks were a departure from their red carpet ensembles 

Lashana Lynch also ditched her yellow gown for a jaw-dropping gold sequinned dress with a plunging neckline, while Lea Seydoux opted to change out of her stunning cream gown and arrived for the party in an eye-catching black leather shirt dress.

Following No Time To Die’s official premiere, many critics have lauded the ‘slick, stylish and emotional’ and showered it with five star reviews. 

The Daily Mail’s Brian Viner gave Bond’s ‘daring, tense and explosive’ 25th outing four stars, writing that ‘the thunderous ovation that rocked the venue as the end credits rolled was not misplaced’ following the screening.

Reviews from around the world soon flooded in with a slew of five star accolades for Craig’s swansong – along with gushing praise over the movie’s ‘magnificence, glee, extravagance and bulgingly proportions’.  

Incredible: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who took over writing duties for the film, was also seen leaving the bash

Gorgeous: She once again wowed in her plunging black sequinned jumpsuit

Cosy: She wrapped up in a pale grey overcoat

Incredible: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who took over writing duties for the film, once again wowed in her plunging black sequinned jumpsuit and a pale grey overcoat

Happy pair: Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina certainly made the picture perfect couple

Holding hands: The Luther star, who has been tipped to replace Daniel as Bond, accompanied his spouse out of the party

Happy pair: Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina certainly made the picture perfect couple, as the Luther star, who has been tipped to replace Daniel as Bond, accompanied his spouse out of the party

Sensational: Sabrina slipped into a sheer black dress with ruché detailing as she made her way out of the party with Idris

Sensational: Sabrina slipped into a sheer black dress with ruché detailing as she made her way out of the party with Idris

Standing out: As ever Idris cut a dapper figure in a midnight blue three piece suit

Grand arrival: He was seen strolling into Annabel's for the party

Is it him? The actor has been one of the odds-on favourites to replace Daniel as Bond

Standing out: As ever Idris cut a dapper figure in a midnight blue three piece suit as he strolled into Annabel’s for the party. The actor has been one of the odds-on favourites to replace Daniel as Bond

Having a good night? Jason Mamoa was in extremely high spirits as he messed around with his co-stars en route to the party

Having a good night? Jason Mamoa was in extremely high spirits as he messed around with his co-stars en route to the party

Having a good night? Jason Mamoa was in extremely high spirits as he messed around with his co-stars en route to the party

Jovial: The Aquaman star strutted his stuff while wandering through the streets of London

Looking suave: He continued to sport his dapper tuxedo from the red carpet

Dance it out! Jason made his way into the party

Jovial: The Aquaman star strutted his stuff while wandering through the streets of London as he made his way to the afterparty

Larking around: Jason paused outside the club to sign autographs for waiting Aquaman fans

Grand arrival: He joined the No Time To Die cast for the film's after party

Larking around: Jason paused outside the club to sign autographs for waiting Aquaman fans as he joined the No Time To Die cast for the film’s after party 

A departure: He looked dashing as he headed to the bash, having hit the red carpet with his lookalike son Nakoa-Wolf, 12, and his teen daughter Lola, 14, earlier in the evening

A departure: He looked dashing as he headed to the bash, having hit the red carpet with his lookalike son Nakoa-Wolf, 12, and his teen daughter Lola, 14, earlier in the evening 

Teasing an ending that ‘no one saw coming’, Viner hailed No Time To Die as ‘a triumph’, gushing: ‘[No Time To Die is] an explosive, tense, daring, and most of all surprising adventure, toying with our preconceptions about the world’s greatest secret agent and exploring his personal life more intimately than ever before.’

Addressing the film’s 163 minutes run-time, Viner assured readers that ‘the breathless pace rarely slackens’. 

Touching upon the fact that Craig’s fifth and final outing as Bond was filmed in a post Time’s Up era, Viner notes: ‘Is there now a danger of the character tilting too far away from the callous ladykiller of yesteryear, becoming 00-woke? 

Sparkle and shine! After recording the film's titular track, Billie Eilish looked typically stylish in an all-black look

Dazzling: She added height to her frame in chunky open-toe platform shoes

Sparkle and shine! After recording the film’s titular track, Billie Eilish looked typically stylish in an all-black look and added height to her frame in chunky open-toe platform shoes

Say cheese! She briefly paused to pose for a selfie with a waiting fan

Say cheese! She briefly paused to pose for a selfie with a waiting fan

Good spirits: The star beamed as she jumped into a waiting car while sporting her sequinned outfit

Lauded: She was praised for the track she penned for the film

Good spirits: The star beamed as she jumped into a waiting car while sporting her sequinned outfit, after being praised for her penned track for the film

‘Yes, there is. However, not least of the achievements of this exciting movie is that it feels progressive, while staying faithful to the spirit of Bond. This is a serious film, and it will leave you seriously blown away.’

Other critics were equally roused by Craig’s final performance as Bond, with The Guardian awarding the blockbuster five stars and critic Peter Bradshaw hailing the film as ‘startling, exotically self-aware, funny and confident’.

Empire offered an impressive four stars, branding No Time To Die an ‘exciting entry’ into the 007 universe and urging viewers to ‘raise a martini’ because ‘it was worth the wait’.

Four more stars came from the Evening Standard while The Times offered up five thanks to Craig’s ‘extravagantly satisfying’ final portrayal of Bond. 

It was a long road to the premiere after the film’s release was delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was originally scheduled for release in April 2020, but was pushed back to November before the release was changed once again to April 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The release date was finally settled for September 30 in the UK followed by October 8 in the US.

Ahead of the release, Daniel and some of his fellow star cast members joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to talk about the movie.

Daniel, who has appeared in five Bond films over 15 years, told Chris: ‘After the last one, I thought that was it. I thought, ‘I can’t do any more of these’. 

‘I got a bit of a rest and we kind of talked about what we wanted to do with this last movie and how big we wanted to go, and it felt right, and I just got really excited about it, and I can’t wait for people to see it.

‘I saw a rough cut of it about a month after we finished, which is really rough, because there’s no special effects or anything. When you see that version of it, you just hope and pray that it makes sense, and it did. 

‘Once you get the effects, and you get the music, Hans Zimmer’s done the music, and it’s just incredible. The story holds together.’

‘Everyone is just turning in brilliant performances, and I think it’s quite special.’  

Speaking about the enforced delay to the film’s release due to the pandemic, the actor said: ‘It’s odd enough with a movie, when you’ve finished it, and you put it out and you kind of go, ‘Woah, I hope it’s good.’ 

‘But when there is a two-year gap between finishing it and putting it out, it just makes things even stranger.’ 

On where he was when he first found out he had got the role of Bond: ‘I was in Baltimore doing a movie. And I was in Whole Foods, doing my weekly shop, wandering around with a trolley with food in it, and (producer) Barbara Broccoli was on the phone, and she just went, ‘Over to you kiddo.’ 

‘So I got my trolley and I pushed it quietly down an aisle, walked into the booze section and bought a bottle of vodka and a bottle of vermouth, a glass and a shaker, took it home and drank it, and then went out and sat in a bar and drank about three more vodka martinis.

‘It’s really sad, actually, when you think about it. But, I must have had a sort of look on my face, because the barman kept asking me what was going on, and I said, ‘I can’t tell you!’

No time to say goodbye! Daniel Craig is credited for his ‘extravagantly satisfying’ (and unapologetically woke) Bond swansong… as ‘slick, stylish and emotional’ No Time To Die wins five star reviews

After an 18-month Covid-induced delay the premiere for No Time To DieDaniel Craig‘s final outing as James Bond – took place at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, with Craig stepping out alongside co-stars including Lashana Lynch, Lea Seydoux and Ana de Armas to introduce critics and stars alike to the Cary Joji Fukunaga-directed blockbuster.

The Daily Mail’s Brian Viner gave Bond’s ‘daring, tense and explosive’ 25th outing four stars, writing that ‘the thunderous ovation that rocked the venue as the end credits rolled was not misplaced’.

Teasing an ending that ‘no one saw coming’, Viner hailed No Time To Die as ‘a triumph’, gushing: ‘[No Time To Die is] an explosive, tense, daring, and most of all surprising adventure, toying with our preconceptions about the world’s greatest secret agent and exploring his personal life more intimately than ever before.’

Finally here: After an 18-month Covid-induced delay the premiere for No Time To Die - Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond - took place at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday

Finally here: After an 18-month Covid-induced delay the premiere for No Time To Die – Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond – took place at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday

Four stars: The Daily Mail's Brian Viner gave Bond's 'daring, tense and explosive' 25th outing four stars

Four stars: The Daily Mail’s Brian Viner gave Bond’s ‘daring, tense and explosive’ 25th outing four stars

Addressing the film’s 163 minutes run-time, Viner assured readers that ‘the breathless pace rarely slackens’.

Touching upon the fact that Craig’s fifth and final outing as Bong was filmed in a post Time’s Up era, Viner notes: ‘Is there now a danger of the character tilting too far away from the callous ladykiller of yesteryear, becoming 00-woke? 

‘Yes, there is. However, not least of the achievements of this exciting movie is that it feels progressive, while staying faithful to the spirit of Bond.’   

Viner concluded: ‘This is a serious film, and it will leave you seriously blown away.’

Leading man: Daniel, 53, oozed sophistication ahead of his final outing as James Bond when he walked No Time To Die's world premiere red carpet on Tuesday

Leading man: Daniel, 53, oozed sophistication ahead of his final outing as James Bond when he walked No Time To Die’s world premiere red carpet on Tuesday 

Other critics were equally roused by Craig’s final performance as Bond, with The Guardian awarding the blockbuster five stars and critic Peter Bradshaw hailing the film as ‘startling, exotically self-aware, funny and confident’.

Empire offered an impressive four stars, branding No Time To Die an ‘exciting entry’ into the 007 universe and urging viewers to ‘raise a martini’ because ‘it was worth the wait’.

Four more stars came from the Evening Standard while The Times offered up five thanks to Craig’s ‘extravagantly satisfying’ final portrayal of Bond.

The Sun urged viewers to ‘buckle up’ in its four star review while the BBC also allocated the movie five stars, noting: ‘No Time To Die rounds off the Craig era with tremendous ambition and aplomb.’

However The Independent’s Clarisse Loughrey was less content when the credits rolled, branding Craig’s ‘last hoorah’ as ‘disappointing and strangely anti-climactic’ before mustering up just three stars.

Glamourous: Daniel joined glamorous co-stars Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas and Lea Seydoux at the swanky event before critics sat down to review the flick

Thigh-split: Ana's dress boasted a striking thigh-split

Wow: Lea wowed in a floaty gown

Glamourous: Daniel joined glamorous co-stars Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas and Lea Seydoux at the swanky event before critics sat down to review the flick 

Digital Spy was another publication to award the flick four stars.  

Ahead of the screening Craig chatted away to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Albert Hall. 

Also at the star-studded premiere were Billie Eilish, Rami Malek, screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge, director Cary Joji Fukunaga and Naomie Harris.

It has been a long road to Tuesday night’s premiere after the film’s release was delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The film was originally scheduled for release in April 2020, but was pushed back to November before the release was changed once again to April 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dazzling: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance at No Time To Die's World premiere

Dazzling: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance at No Time To Die’s World premiere 

Looking good! The Duchess of Cambridge appeared just as impressed with Daniel's pink suit as he was with her show-stopping gown

Looking good! The Duchess of Cambridge appeared just as impressed with Daniel’s pink suit as he was with her show-stopping gown

The release date was finally settled for September 30 in the UK followed by October 8 in the US.

Ahead of the release, Daniel and some of his fellow star cast members joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to talk about the movie.

Daniel, who has appeared in five Bond films over 15 years, told Chris: ‘After the last one, I thought that was it. I thought, ‘I can’t do any more of these’. 

‘I got a bit of a rest and we kind of talked about what we wanted to do with this last movie and how big we wanted to go, and it felt right, and I just got really excited about it, and I can’t wait for people to see it.

Team Bond: Finneas O'Connell, Billie Eilish, Rami Malek, screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch and Naomie Harris all posed on the carpet together

Team Bond: Finneas O’Connell, Billie Eilish, Rami Malek, screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch and Naomie Harris all posed on the carpet together

‘I saw a rough cut of it about a month after we finished, which is really rough, because there’s no special effects or anything. When you see that version of it, you just hope and pray that it makes sense, and it did. 

‘Once you get the effects, and you get the music, Hans Zimmer’s done the music, and it’s just incredible. The story holds together.’

‘Everyone is just turning in brilliant performances, and I think it’s quite special.’

Speaking about the enforced delay to the film’s release due to the pandemic, the actor said: ‘It’s odd enough with a movie, when you’ve finished it, and you put it out and you kind of go, ‘Woah, I hope it’s good.’ 

Close bond: Naomi Harris and Lashana Lynch shared a joke at the star-studded event ahead of the much-anticipated screening

Close bond: Naomi Harris and Lashana Lynch shared a joke at the star-studded event ahead of the much-anticipated screening 

‘But when there is a two-year gap between finishing it and putting it out, it just makes things even stranger.’ 

On where he was when he first found out he had got the role of Bond: ‘I was in Baltimore doing a movie. And I was in Whole Foods, doing my weekly shop, wandering around with a trolley with food in it, and (producer) Barbara Broccoli was on the phone, and she just went, ‘Over to you kiddo.’ 

‘So I got my trolley and I pushed it quietly down an aisle, walked into the booze section and bought a bottle of vodka and a bottle of vermouth, a glass and a shaker, took it home and drank it, and then went out and sat in a bar and drank about three more vodka martinis.

‘It’s really sad, actually, when you think about it. But, I must have had a sort of look on my face, because the barman kept asking me what was going on, and I said, ‘I can’t tell you!’ 

Release: The release date was finally settled for September 30 in the UK followed by October 8 in the US

Release: The release date was finally settled for September 30 in the UK followed by October 8 in the US  

Daniel recently addressed the outdated James Bond plotlines of past films in the franchise – such as the idea of glamorous disposable so-called Bond girls.

Speaking to Lorraine Kelly, he said of the spy series – which sees latest movie No Time To Die released this week – that ‘you’ve got to adapt’ with the times.

‘Certainly a lot of what went on in the earlier movies is sort of questionable now… different times, but we didn’t want to lose the essence [in the new film]. It’s still a Bond movie.

‘I’ve been given free range to put my influence on it, but I’ve never forgotten that. We can have all key elements and things people have loved over the years, but you adapt. 

On the franchise, Daniel said: 'Certainly a lot of what went on in the earlier movies is sort of questionable now... different times, but we didn't want to lose the essence [in the new film]. It's still a Bond movie'

On the franchise, Daniel said: ‘Certainly a lot of what went on in the earlier movies is sort of questionable now… different times, but we didn’t want to lose the essence [in the new film]. It’s still a Bond movie’

‘One of my biggest things is all the characters, especially the women, have to be brilliant and believable.’

Daniel also told Lorraine about becoming overcome with emotion when he shot his final scene as Bond.

‘Everybody turned up – all the heads of department came down, and I thought ‘Oh God, I have to make a speech, this is my worst nightmare.’ It all just came out, I tried to keep it together.

‘All of those people I go to work with every day, particularly on this movie, the collective effort was so huge and meant so much to me that everyone put that hard work in – that’s what I’ll miss so much.’

Changes: The movie was previously supposed to come out on April 2, however its original release was supposed to be in April 2020 (pictured Daniel Craig)

Changes: The movie was previously supposed to come out on April 2, however its original release was supposed to be in April 2020 (pictured Daniel Craig)

No Time To Die is the 25th film in the franchise, and finds Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the CIA turns up asking for help.

Leaving his seemingly happy life with Madeleine (Lea Seydoux), Bond returns to the field to face Safin (Rami Malek) who is armed with a new dangerous technology that could impact the world.

Producer Barbara Broccoli has already teased what fans can expect and said that the movie will deliver a satisfying ending for Daniel’s Bond.

Speaking on the official James Bond podcast, she said: ‘It’s a culmination of everything that his portrayal of the character has been through and it ties up all the storylines. It’s a pretty epic film, I have to say.’

Daniel took over the role of Bond from Pierce Brosnan in Casino Royale in 2006 and went onto appear in Quantum of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015.

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Release: The release date was finally settled for September 30 in the UK followed by October 8 in the US

Release: The release date was finally settled for September 30 in the UK followed by October 8 in the US  

Daniel recently addressed the outdated James Bond plotlines of past films in the franchise – such as the idea of glamorous disposable so-called Bond girls.

Speaking to Lorraine Kelly, he said of the spy series – which sees latest movie No Time To Die released this week – that ‘you’ve got to adapt’ with the times.

‘Certainly a lot of what went on in the earlier movies is sort of questionable now… different times, but we didn’t want to lose the essence [in the new film]. It’s still a Bond movie.

‘I’ve been given free range to put my influence on it, but I’ve never forgotten that. We can have all key elements and things people have loved over the years, but you adapt. 

On the franchise, Daniel said: 'Certainly a lot of what went on in the earlier movies is sort of questionable now... different times, but we didn't want to lose the essence [in the new film]. It's still a Bond movie'

On the franchise, Daniel said: ‘Certainly a lot of what went on in the earlier movies is sort of questionable now… different times, but we didn’t want to lose the essence [in the new film]. It’s still a Bond movie’

‘One of my biggest things is all the characters, especially the women, have to be brilliant and believable.’

Daniel also told Lorraine about becoming overcome with emotion when he shot his final scene as Bond.

‘Everybody turned up – all the heads of department came down, and I thought ‘Oh God, I have to make a speech, this is my worst nightmare.’ It all just came out, I tried to keep it together.

‘All of those people I go to work with every day, particularly on this movie, the collective effort was so huge and meant so much to me that everyone put that hard work in – that’s what I’ll miss so much.’

Changes: The movie was previously supposed to come out on April 2, however its original release was supposed to be in April 2020 (pictured Daniel Craig)

Changes: The movie was previously supposed to come out on April 2, however its original release was supposed to be in April 2020 (pictured Daniel Craig)

No Time To Die is the 25th film in the franchise, and finds Bond after he has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the CIA turns up asking for help.

Leaving his seemingly happy life with Madeleine (Lea Seydoux), Bond returns to the field to face Safin (Rami Malek) who is armed with a new dangerous technology that could impact the world.

Producer Barbara Broccoli has already teased what fans can expect and said that the movie will deliver a satisfying ending for Daniel’s Bond.

Speaking on the official James Bond podcast, she said: ‘It’s a culmination of everything that his portrayal of the character has been through and it ties up all the storylines. It’s a pretty epic film, I have to say.’

Daniel took over the role of Bond from Pierce Brosnan in Casino Royale in 2006 and went onto appear in Quantum of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015.

History: Daniel took over the role of Bond from Pierce Brosnan in Casino Royale in 2006 and went onto appear in Quantum of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015

History: Daniel took over the role of Bond from Pierce Brosnan in Casino Royale in 2006 and went onto appear in Quantum of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015  

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