Ladies swoon at the mere mention of his name including some of the world’s most glamorous beauties. Yet 007 star Daniel Craig was keen to make it clear that only one Bond girl has a license to thrill as far as he’s concerned. He put on a tender display with his wife Rachel Weisz as Spectre had its world premiere on Monday.
The 47-year-old actor greeted his real-life leading lady with a warm kiss as she arrived at the Royal Albert Hall for the screening in the presence of Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Rachel, 45, returned her husband’s affection, standing just behind the suave superspy in the receiving line with her arms wrapped round him, smiling proudly.
The actress, who won an Oscar for The Constant Gardener in 2005, looked breathtaking in a floral Alexander McQueen gown featuring a corseted bodice and a sheer back. The romantic yet sexy look made her stand out from what was a particularly dazzling crowd – the Duchess, née Kate Middleton, who was elegant in Jenny Packham, Naomi Harris, Italian bombshell Monica Belluci and Lea Seydoux.
Daniel, who even Gwyneth Paltrow recently confessed makes her nervous because of his good looks, was on typically dashing form in a Tom Ford tuxedo.
Cuddling openly is unusual for the couple who married in 2011 in a private ceremony attended only by his daughter and her son. They tend to fly under the radar, leading a low profile life in New York away from the bright lights of Hollyood.
However, the premiere was a night of special celebration for the Craigs as Spectre seems to have done the impossible. With rave reviews so far, the new film appears to be living up to the weight of expectation created by James Bond's previous outing Skyfall which was the highest-grossing 007 movie of all time and the highest earning British film ever at the box office.