Craig arrives at Bond premiere in tux and armsling

Daniel Craig arrived at the Royal World Premiere of Quantum of Solace tonight looking every inch James Bond – except for the fact his right arm was in a sling.

Dressed to kill in a black tuxedo, Craig was mobbed by excited fans.

Speaking on the red carpet, Craig said that he felt Bond had a good sense of humour in this film.

“I think he’s hilarious," he said. "I think he gets into extraordinarily funny situations.”

He described seeing himself on screen as James Bond as “incredible”.

Hundreds gathered in London’s Leicester Square, braving the cold for a chance to glimpse their hero.

In a sea of flash lights, Craig waved to the crowd and spent several minutes signing autographs, after arriving in a silver Mercedes.

Craig posed for pictures with his long-time partner Satsuki Mitchell, who was wearing a sparkling floor-length purple dress.

Judi Dench was the first big name star to walk the red carpet, dressed in a glamorous low cut black dress.

She turned in front of the cameras to reveal a 007 stuck in crystals on the back of her neck. Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, as well as director Marc Forster, also arrived to be greeted by an excited crowd.

Quantum of Solace is the 22nd Bond movie in the series, with Craig reprising the role he took up in Casino Royale.The secret agent mixes revenge and duty after the death of his girlfriend, Vesper Lynd, who was blackmailed into betraying him.

New Bond girl Olga Kurylenko arrived on the red carpet wearing a dramatic red dress which plunged to the floor. The Ukrainian born 28-year-old turned and waved coquettishly to the cameras.

Jack White, who co-performed the latest Bond song, Die Another Day, also donned a tuxedo for the occasion.

The premier has been billed as one of the largest the country has ever seen.

And Leicester Square was transformed with giant screens and speakers belting out Bond themes old and new.

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