With just over a week to go until UB40 kicks off their SA tour, we bring you some interesting facts about their opening band, Grassy Spark

Angelina Jolie was reportedly questioned by the FBI for four hours over the Brad Pitt private plane incident

First look: Ben Whishaw as Skyfall's Q

2012-07-13 14:15
Ben Whishaw Skyfall
London - Ben Whishaw will play Q in the next James Bond movie Skyfall.

The film's producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have confirmed the British star - best known for roles in Layer Cake and Brideshead Revisited - will be following in the footsteps of actors including John Cleese and Desmond Llewelyn to play the infamous gadget creator.

The pair said: "It's a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in Skyfall played by the enormously talented, Ben Whishaw. We are delighted to have this beloved character back in the series."

Sam Mendes-directed Skyfall sees James Bond - played by Daniel Craig for the third time - tested to the limit when his boss M, played by Dame Judi Dench, finds her past coming back to haunt her, with the spy headquarters in London coming under attack.

Sam recently revealed he wanted to take on the part so he could push Judi's character to the limits.

He said: "I didn't just say yes to doing a Bond movie, I said yes to doing a Bond movie with Daniel Craig. This Bond movie, and Judi Dench. Judi, to me, is one of the great actors of the English-speaking world and so it's a question of, well, a little bit like, what can we give her that will take her to another level we've never seen her before?

"What can we do with her that will surprise or challenge even her?"

Watch the Skyfall teaser trailer here:

Read more on:    daniel craig  |  skyfall  |  james bond  |  movies

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Felicity Jones has revealed she "nearly killed" her Inferno co-star Tom Hanks. Read More »
Add your review

Ben Affleck, who portrays the role of Christian Wolff in The Accountant, sits down for a quick Q&A. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.