- SKYFALL GETS ITS Q
|Ben Whishaw to play Q|
Skyfall, the latest instalment of the James Bond franchise, has cast Ben Whishaw as MI6 gadget master Q, according to various reports hitting the web today.
It will be the character's first appearance in the franchise since 2002's Die Another Day, where he was played by John Cleese.
Prior to that, Q was played by Desmond Llewelyn, who maintained the role for an impressive 36 years.
Q is the character who supplies Bond with all of his nifty hi-tech gadgets and espionage equipment in the movies.
Traditionally, the actor playing Q has been older than James Bond, but that's set to change here with Whishaw being 31, and Craig being 43.
Ben Whishaw has already acted opposite Craig, in 2004 ganster Brit-flick Layer Cake.