Christoph Waltz to star on 007 film SPECTRE

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 December 2014
Daniel Craig with Christoph Waltz

Daniel Craig with Christoph Waltz at SPECTRE announcement

Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista will all star alongside Daniel Craig in new James Bond film 'SPECTRE'

Christoph Waltz has been cast as Oberhauser in the new James Bond movie 'SPECTRE'.

The 58-year-old actor - who has previously starred in 'Inglorious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained' - was confirmed in the role of Bond's skiing instructor during an specially arranged event staged at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, South East England, earlier today (04.12.14).

Returning director Sam Mendes - who helmed the 2012 Bond film 'Skyfall' - said: "The most important member [of the visiting cast], I think - an extraordinary actor - I could not be happier than to be having in this cast and joining us on this journey, Mr Christoph Waltz."

Sam, 49, also revealed Monica Bellucci will play the part of Lucia Sciarra while Léa Seydoux - the 29-year-old French actress who has previously had roles in 'The Last Mistress' and 'On War' - will appear as Madeleine Swann.

The movie, which is set for release on November 6 2015, will also feature WWE wrestler and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor Dave Bautista, who will star as henchman Mr Hinx, as well as 'Sherlock' star Andrew Scott as Denbigh.

Returning cast members include Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny, Ben Wishaw as Q, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Daniel Craig, who will be appearing as secret agent 007 for a fourth time.

The movie will be shot over a seven-month timeframe in a variety of locations, including London, Rome, Mexico City, Tangier and Erfoud in Morocco, and Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee in Austria.

The much-anticipated film has been named after the fictional terrorist organisation SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) led by evil genius Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Even though Waltz has officially been cast as Oberhauser speculation on the internet is rife he could actually be portraying iconic villain Blofeld.

Following the cast and title announcement of the latest Bond movie - which was streamed live on and - attention has turned to who will sing the title track with bookmaker William Hill offering 4/1 on favourite Sam Smith taking the honour.

Ed Sheeran is second favourite at 6/1, while Lana Del Rey is 8/1 and Adele is 12/1 to repeat her success following her successful rendition of the previous film Skyfall's title track.


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…