'Skyfall' World Premiere Red Carpet Pictures: Daniel Craig Is 007

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The wait is finally over as the latest 007 blockbuster made its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

'Skyfall' is the 23rd instalment of the James Bond franchise - now in its 50th year - with leading man Daniel Craig admitting how 'proud' he was of the movie.

Speaking on the red carpet outside the Albert Hall, the suavely-attired Craig said: "I've never been to a premiere like this in my life.

"I'm just incredibly proud, the film is for the audience - we tried to make it for these people."

Also attending was director Sam Mendes, who said he was "thrilled" with the "unbelievable" number of people waiting to catch a glimpse of the stars.

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Daniel Craig on the Skyfall red carpet

Praising tonight's lavish launch, Craig told the BBC: "There's nothing quite like it. This feels even more special than the ones that have gone before for me."

The leading man was joined on the red carpet by Dame Judi Dench (M), Naomie Harris (MI6 field agent Eve) and Javier Bardem (villain Raoul Silva) as well as Ralph Fiennes (British government agent Gareth Mallory), Berenice Marlohe (Severine), Albert Finney (Kincade), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Helen McCrory (Clair Dowar).

To help celebrate Bond's 50th anniversary were some very special guests of honour and I'm not talking X Factor finalists - although some of them were indeed there and strutting their stuff - but his Royal Highness Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall.

SLIDESHOW: See all the red carpet pictures below...

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