THEY look like characters from the set of a James Bond movie – but these glamorous-looking men and women are part of a glitzy charity reception for the latest 007 movie.
Hundreds of people wearing tuxedos and cocktail dresses arrived at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, last night for the chance to see the preview of Skyfall ahead of its official debut on the big screen today.
The guests got in the Bond mood ahead of the screening at a reception hosted by Tiger Tiger.
Bond fans were able to admire a stunning fleet of cars outside the nightclub – two Aston Martins, a Jaguar and a Land Rover – which were replicas of ones used in Skyfall.
Inside visitors enjoyed champagne and canapes before they were whisked away to Vue Cinema for the latest instalment in the hugely successful Bond series.
Tickets for the night cost £30 and around half of the amount was donated to Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID).
David Jeffrey, 30, of Wimborne Road, Southsea, came dressed as ‘Mr Bond’ and acted as chauffeur for the night.
‘I was focused on being as Bond-esque to the guests as possible,’ he said.
‘I’m originally from Edinburgh so I’ve tried to use my Scottish accent to my advantage and play the part of Sean Connery.’
Life-long Bond fan Nick Ralph, of Old Portsmouth, said he was extremely excited about seeing Skyfall.
‘James Bond is a class act. Plus I love the gadgets and the women. What makes this event even better is the fact it’s for a fantastic cause.’
A Sony Xperia T mobile phone, similar to the one used by Bond, was also up for grabs in a raffle held in the cinema.
As previously reported, fundraiser Ann Wilson, from Gunwharf Quays, persuaded film giant Sony to let her show the latest James Bond film and give proceeds to a worthy cause.
Mrs Wilson has worked with FSID since the death of her daughter Nicola in 1974.
She sold 404 tickets for the night and has raised around £4,500 so far.
She said: ‘It’s been a fantastic turnout and everyone looks very attractive.
‘It’s took me two months to get this together and I’m amazed at how well it went.’