The film reunites many of the cast members who were established in Skyfall including Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny. However, Sam Mendes has also brought many new faces to the franchise. Quentin Tarantino’s modern muse Christoph Waltz plays the film’s villain Franz Oberhauser, for example, while Lea Seydoux joins the ensemble as the feisty Bond girl Madeleine Swan.
Perhaps you are anticipating the film and want to see some of their work to whet your appetite. Perhaps you managed to catch it last night and have the desire to see more of their talents. Regardless, here is a guide to the cast of Spectre’s best work prior to the 007 sequel, all of which you can watch on Netflix UK right now.
Daniel Craig – Munich
Just months after he was announced as the latest actor to play James Bond, Daniel Craig could be seen in the Steven Spielberg drama Munich, a dramatisation of the political ramifications of the Olympic massacre in 1972. Craig plays one of the team leading an assassination mission for revenge and is brilliant in the role.
Lea Seydoux – Blue Is The Warmest Colour
One of the most acclaimed foreign language films of the decade so far, the Cannes Film Festival winner from 2013 sees new Bond girl Léa Seydoux alongside Adèle Exarchopoulos as a pair of lovers. The epic romance explores the ups-and-downs of their relationship over several years. Their performances are fearless while the movie itself is emotional, controversial and deeply affecting.
Christoph Waltz – The Green Hornet
Admittedly, this isn’t an ideal entry point for those unaware of the genius that is Christoph Waltz. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry’s version of The Green Hornet wasn’t entirely successful to say the least. However, Waltz is the highlight of the film. He is a camp and funny bad guy who makes for an entertaining comic book villain.
Ralph Fiennes – The Invisible Woman
Ralph Fiennes not only co-stars but directs The Invisible Woman, a biopic depicting the secret love affair between legendary novelist Charles Dickens and 18 year old actress Nelly Ternan. The film demonstrates Fiennes’ variety of talents both in front and behind the camera.