Roger Moore, 'Spectre' Stars Join Daniel Craig in 007 Sketch for U.K. Charity
Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and director Sam Mendes will also take part in the mockumentary-style sketch that will air Friday.
Daniel Craig will not be going it alone in the special one-off sketch for Red Nose Day, the biennial U.K. telethon aimed at supporting the Comic Relief charity, which airs on the BBC Friday.
The Bond star – who has been filming the latest 007 Spectre since November – is being joined by co-stars on the U.K. secret service side, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Naomie Harris, alongside director Sam Mendes and producer Michael G. Wilson. Former Bond Roger Moore will also be making an appearance in the mockumentary-style sketch.
"It will see Daniel and his fellow cast members and colleagues reveal the biggest Bond secret yet – a bombshell which is set to shock the world," it was revealed on the Red Nose Day website. "Expect surprises, laughs, and some very special appearances, as viewers are finally told the truth about James Bond."
Whishaw, who plays Q, added that he read the script when he was returning home from the Bond set, and it made him laugh out loud. “I was thrilled to be asked to be involved,” he said.
The sketch will feature in a show called Face the Funny, airing live from the London Palladium on BBC One. Red Nose Day — which has been going since 1988 and was co-founded by Emmy- and BAFTA-winning screenwriter and director Richard Curtis — regularly sees a wide array of U.K. celebrities turn up for comedic appearances to support the effort. Last year, around $150 million was raised, with the money going to fund relief efforts in the poorest parts of Africa.
As previously announced, other high-profile participants during Friday's event will include Stephen Hawking, Rowan Atkinson and Eddie Izzard. Sam Smith and John Legend are also set to perform a duet of Smith’s hit song Lay Me Down.