LONDON — The latest James Bond movie is getting its world premiere in London on Tuesday, with Prince Charles on hand to give it a royal seal of approval.

Daniel Craig was the first of the film's stars to arrive at the screening at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, where he was joined by co-stars Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, and Naomie Harris.

"Skyfall" is the 23rd official Bond film, and Craig's third outing as the suave superspy. Harris is Bond girl Eve, a field agent racked by self-doubt, Dench plays spy chief M, battling a crisis with roots in her past, and Bardem plays Raoul Silva, a Bond villain bent on revenge.

Bardem said he was drawn to the role of Bond bad guy after seeing Jaws, the steel-toothed henchman in 1979's "Moonraker."

With some critics hailing the Sam Mendes-directed "Skyfall" as one of the best Bond films of the half-a-century-old franchise, Bardem said the series' appeal showed that "they have been doing something really right, starting with the actors who have played Bond. They have all brought their own flavor to it."

Craig, dressed in a black Tom Ford suit, appeared to share a laugh with Prince Charles and his wife Camilla ahead of the premiere. Also on hand were Ben Whishaw, who plays Q, and Berenice Marlohe, who plays Bond girl Severine, as well as Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton and model Kelly Brook.

"Skyfall" opens in Britain on Friday and in the U.S. on Nov. 9. Proceeds from Tuesday's royal gala are going to charities that help members of Britain's intelligence services.

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    Daniel Craig arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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    Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) shakes hands with British actor Daniel Craig (L) as Craig's wife British actress Rachel Weisz (L) at the royal world premiere of the James Bond film 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) meets British actors Daniel Craig (L) and Judi Dench (C) as she arrives with the Prince of Wales to attend the royal world premiere of the James Bond film 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2R) meet British actors Daniel Craig (L) and Judi Dench (2L) as they arrive to attend the royal world premiere of the James Bond film 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH (Photo credit should read KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Tulisa Contostavlos attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Camila, Duchess of Cornwall (R), greet members of the crowd as they arrive to attend the royal world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Valentino attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Jade Ellis, Tulisa Contostavlos, Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Jade Ellis, Tulisa Contostavlos, Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan attend the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

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    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall meet James Bond actor Daniel Craig (left) and Dame Judi Dench (2nd left) as they arrive for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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    Naomie Harris arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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    (Centre left to right) Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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    Daniel Craig arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 23, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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    Tulisa Contastavlos with Lucy Spraggan, Ella Henderson and Jade Ellis arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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    Victoria Pendleton arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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