No Time To Die Cast
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Rami Malek as Lyutsifer Safin
Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann
Lashana Lynch as Nomi
Ralph Fiennes as M
Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavros Blofeld
Ben Whishaw as Q
Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny
Ana de Armas as Paloma
The No Time To Die cast saw many returning stars and some of the biggest names in Hollywood join forces as Bond’s friends and foes. It is the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, and was released in 2021. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the film starred Daniel Craig as James Bond for the fifth time as the iconic British spy.
The film also featured an all-star cast, including Rami Malek as Bond villain, Safin. We also saw the introduction of a new 007, Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch after Bond had retired from MI6.
Returning actors from previous Bond films include Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q. And Léa Seydoux reprises her role as Dr. Madeleine Swann, a Bond girl from Spectre.
Additionally, the film introduced new actors to the franchise, including Ana de Armas as Paloma, a CIA agent who partners with Bond in a short but explosive scene. And we also saw the return of Bond’s old friend Felix Leiter played by Jeffrey Wright.
The film’s plot revolves around Bond’s retirement from the British intelligence service, MI6, and his return to active duty after a friend and fellow agent is kidnapped. Bond sets out to rescue the agent and uncover the truth behind the kidnapping. Along the way, he must confront Safin, a mysterious villain who possesses dangerous knowledge and seeks to destroy the world as we know it.
Daniel Craig’s portrayal of Bond was well received, as he continued to bring his signature grittiness and charm to the iconic character. It was his last outing as James Bond, and although this may not be his best Bond film, it’s certainly a fine performance from the departing Bond.
Watch Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, and Lashana Lynch discuss No Time to Die
Rami Malek’s performance as the exceptional scientist come terrorist, Safin was praised by audiences and critics alike. Malek brought a unique complexity and intensity to the role, and his disfigured face added to his villainy.
Léa Seydoux was back as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Bond’s on-off girlfriend and the film is built around their relationship. Her character added depth and complexity to the film’s story with an extra surprising twist at the end. I won’t spoil it for you.
Ana de Armas shone in her role as Paloma. De Armas and was arguably the best character in the No Time to Die cast. She brought a fresh perspective to Bond movies, as her expertise in firearms and her chemistry with Daniel Craig was a highlight of the film.
No Time to Die also marked a new era for the James Bond franchise, with the introduction of a female 007, Nomi. Don’t panic, the producers are not going ahead with a female Bond, instead Nomi had become the latest 7 of the 00 branch after Bond had retired. Lashana Lynch’s portrayal of Nomi was widely praised, and she and Bond clashed throughout, but ultimately the respect for both was there, and it added another twist to the plot.
The film’s cinematography was another standout aspect. With breathtaking visuals, and action sequences such as the opening scene at the Day of the Dead Festival in Mexico City, and the car chase through the tight streets of Matera, Italy are memorable.
The film was shot in Italy, Jamaica, Norway, Mexico City, Faroe Islands and London, and the use of practical effects, combined with stunning visual effects, created a truly immersive experience for audiences.
No Time to Die was the end of Daniel Craig’s era as James Bond. The film was a hit after being delayed for release due to Covid 19. There are some stunning scenes, and some interesting and exciting new characters introduced in the No Time to Die cast.
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Other No Time To Die Cast Members
Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter
Billy Magnussen as Logan Ash
David Dencik as Dr. Valdo Obruchev
Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner
Dali Benssalah as Primo
Not Time To Die Crew and Information
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Story by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cinematography Linus Sandgren
Edited by Elliot Graham, Tom Cross
Music by Hans Zimmer
Production companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures (International), United Artists Releasing (North America)
Release dates: 28 September 2021 (Royal Albert Hall), 30 September 2021 (UK), 8 October 2021 (USA)
Budget $250–301 million
Box office $774.2 million