Masked Rami Malek cuts a dapper figure in a black trench coat as he attends No Time To Die promotion


Rami Malek looked dapper as he attended No Time To Die promotion at the Corinthia Hotel in London on Thursday. 

The actor, 40, donned a black trench coat for the occasion which saw him posing with fans outside the venue. 

He paired the jacket with a blue polo shirt and black tailored trousers while wearing a white disposable mask and sunglasses.  

Looking good: Rami Malek, 40, looked dapper as he attended No Time To Die promotion at the Corinthia Hotel in London on Thursday

He swept his hair into a side parting before stepping into a waiting car.  

Rami is set to play the villain Lyutsifer Safin in the upcoming Bond flick, complete with facial scars and an unsettling white mask.

The outing comes after casting director Debbie McWilliams revealed it was difficult to get the Bohemian Rhapsody star for the movie. 

She recently opened up about her three decades casting 007 movies in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where she revealed the ‘strange time’ casting him. 

Busy day: The actor donned a black trench coat for the occasion which saw him posing with fans outside the venue

Busy day: The actor donned a black trench coat for the occasion which saw him posing with fans outside the venue

New role: Rami is set to play the villain Lyutsifer Safin in the upcoming Bond flick, complete with facial scars and an unsettling white mask

New role: Rami is set to play the villain Lyutsifer Safin in the upcoming Bond flick, complete with facial scars and an unsettling white mask 

Rami was coming off his first Best Actor Oscar win for playing Freddie Mercury in 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, when he was being considered to play the villainous character.  

It seemed the problem wasn’t with the actor, but with his representation.

‘I had a very strange time trying to get Rami Malek into the room because, with all due respect to his agents, they didn’t really respond when I suggested that they might want to meet him,’ she said.  

She added that, ‘every single person on a Bond film pretty much has to come in and be met by everybody first,’ adding, ‘you don’t just get the contract through the post.’

Fortunately for the film, she revealed she luckily ran into the Hollywood star himself, which got the casting process moving much quicker.

Fashion forward: He paired his coat with a blue polo shirt and black tailored trousers while wearing a white disposable mask and sunglasses

Fashion forward: He paired his coat with a blue polo shirt and black tailored trousers while wearing a white disposable mask and sunglasses

‘I again just happened to be in the right place in the right time, I went to a screening of Bohemian Rhapsody that he was at,’ McWilliams said.  

She added they were, ‘invited afterwards for a drink so I marched up to him and said, “Have you had any call from your agent about a James Bond film?”‘

When Malek told her, ‘No,’ she said, ‘Well we’ve been trying to meet you for quite a long time.’

‘Within a second he was on the phone and the very next day he was in the office and that was that,’ the casting director said with a laugh.

Places to be: He swept his hair into a side parting before stepping into a waiting car

Places to be: He swept his hair into a side parting before stepping into a waiting car

Performance: Rami is set to play the villain Lyutsifer Safin in the upcoming Bond flick, complete with facial scars and an unsettling white mask

Performance: Rami is set to play the villain Lyutsifer Safin in the upcoming Bond flick, complete with facial scars and an unsettling white mask

In No Time To Die, Bond – played for the final time by Daniel Craig – has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help.     

The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Bond has two new allies in the film, in the form of agents Paloma and Nomi. A video released last week introduces fans to ‘cocky’ Nomi [Lashana Lynch] and ‘intense’ Cuban agent Paloma [Ana De Armas] ahead of the No Time To Die release.    

Hard work: The outing comes after casting director Debbie McWilliams revealed it was difficult to get the Bohemian Rhapsody star for the movie

Hard work: The outing comes after casting director Debbie McWilliams revealed it was difficult to get the Bohemian Rhapsody star for the movie

During the final trailer for No Time To Die – which was released last month – Craig is seen coming face-to-face with captured nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld, played by Christoph Waltz.

It appears that the old foes may even be forced to form an uneasy alliance. ‘James, fate draws us back together. Now your enemy is my enemy,’ says Blofeld. ‘How did that happen?’

Bond replies with his trademark smirk: ‘Well, you live long enough.’  

In for a treat! In No Time To Die, Bond - played for the final time by Daniel Craig - has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help

In for a treat! In No Time To Die, Bond – played for the final time by Daniel Craig – has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help

Anticipated: The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology

Anticipated: The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology 

Secrecy also surrounds 007’s love interest Madeleine Swann, played by Lea Seydoux, after the couple escaped together at the end of 2015’s Spectre.

Holding a mysterious folder, she warns Bond: ‘You don’t know what this is?’ – and he looks uncharacteristically nervous. Bond is later seen burning a note reading ‘forgive me’.  

Fittingly for a production delayed by the Covid pandemic, the tone seems grim and apocalyptic.

‘If we don’t do this,’ Bond growls at the end of the trailer, ‘there will be nothing left to save.’

Fans only have to wait until the end of this month to see if their hero – as is traditional – saves the world and gets the girl.

Stunning quality: Bond has two new allies in the film, in the form of agents Paloma and Nomi. A video released last week introduces fans to 'cocky' Nomi [Lashana Lynch] and 'intense' Cuban agent Paloma [Ana De Armas] (pictured) ahead of the No Time To Die release

Stunning quality: Bond has two new allies in the film, in the form of agents Paloma and Nomi. A video released last week introduces fans to ‘cocky’ Nomi [Lashana Lynch] and ‘intense’ Cuban agent Paloma [Ana De Armas] (pictured) ahead of the No Time To Die release

Betrayal? No Time To Die picks up after 2015's Spectre, with the loyalty of love interest Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux, pictured) now seemingly called into question

Betrayal? No Time To Die picks up after 2015’s Spectre, with the loyalty of love interest Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux, pictured) now seemingly called into question

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