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Ben Whishaw confirmed as Q in Bond 23 Skyfall

26 November 2011

Now that Skyfall has officially been announced as the title for the 23rd 007 adventure, it is now time for the cast of characters to be revealed.

After days of rumours, it has come to light that Ben Whishaw who has starred in the likes of Perfume, Brideshead Revisited, Bright Star and The Tempest has been confirmed as the new Q following in the footsteps of the late, great Desmond Llewelyn and briefly by John Cleese.

In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her as MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Featuring a stellar cast of Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Albert Finney and new Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe, Skyfall is directed by Sam Mendes and hits cinemas on October 26.

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