November 14, 2006Hello, and indeed goodbye, from the post-premiere party in London's Berkeley Square.
A world premiere is always an event. If it is attended by the Queen that makes it more special and when it is the Bond film, everyone works to make it that little bit bigger. But I'm not quite sure where we are left to go for Bond 22 - this was as big a film event as any I've seen. Leicester Square is the home of London premieres but for the first time, all three cinemas around the square have been taken over for a simultaneous premiere, all in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund who are old friends of the Bond family. Each year, one film is selected for a Royal Film Performance attended by the Queen and this year, as it was for DIE ANOTHER DAY, it's us.
It's been a terrific way to finish what has been an extraordinary experience for us all. For months I've been telling you what a great Bond we have in Daniel Craig - now, as the reviews flood in, the world's media seem to agree.
But ultimately, it's not our opinion, nor the critics, that counts. Our job is done, yours is just beginning.
We hope you like it.
Thanks for coming on the ride with me.
Until next time...goodbye.