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‘The Hour’ star Ben Whishaw joins cast of new Bond film

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Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli presented the cast of the film in London this morning, including Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe. Also announced were Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney.

Set for release in UK cinemas on 26th October next year, Skyfall will be directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and stars Daniel Craig in the role of 007 for a third time.

The film’s plot sees Bond’s loyalty to M tested as her past comes back to haunt her.

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Whishaw will return as Freddie in a second six-part series of The Hour next year. Series 2 of Abi Morgan’s newsroom drama was commissioned in August and will focus on the relationships between news and celebrity in 1950s London.

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