Coca Cola kid running through Uganda camp – Start of minute 7-8

We get introduced to Isaach De Bankolé who plays Steven Obanno. His films include Black Panther, Ghost Dog, Shaft, Miami Vice. So he’s done some stuff, mainly TV now. 

Jesper Christensen who plays Mr White (Casino Royale 2006)

Jesper Christensen who plays Mr White (Casino Royale 2006)

And Jesper Christensen who plays Mr White. Started out his career as a theatre actor. Very strange description of his personal life in IMDB.

Two grown up daughters. No animals. Dogs, pigs, chickens, cats, birds, horses, fish, rabbits – all gone now.

Trivia about Jesper Christensen Mr White Casino Royale

Black Park

At the end of the minute we have a dramatic pause as a car door opens and we are about to see the entrance of Le Chiffre but not yet. In the directors commentary we are told they are bringing red earth in to make it look like it is a jungle in Uganda. When really it is Black Park near Pinewood. This has been used before for the Russian helicopter lands in Die Another Day. Also the gypsy fight from From Russia With Love and some Pipeline scenes from The World Is Not Enough was filmed here or close by.

According to Bond Movies .COM

The pinball machine seen in Casino Royale (2006) at henchman Obanno’s Ugandan base is an American-made pinball machine named “Fun Land” by the Gottlieb corporation in 1968.

Mr White meets Steven Obanno

Mr White meets Steven Obanno Casino Royale (2006)


Pulled from Pinball Creative where they currently have one in stock for £4,250

  • Name: Fun Land
  • Make: D. Gottlieb & Co.
  • Date of Build: May 1968
  • Designer: Ed Krynski
  • Artwork: Art Stenholm
  • Units made: 3,100
  • Model number: 256

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Mr White

What I really like about this scene is how he collapses into the sofa. And pops the lid off a bottle. He is utterly in his element here. Though Mr White, is not looking down his nose at any of it. He is literally just overseeing it all. He does look at his watch before Le Chiffre arrives, so he is slightly anxious.

Steven gives the boy a rub on the head, and then just for all of two seconds his smile drops as he looks at Mr White. He has loyalty and love for his own, but not so much for the politicians, the business men, the middle men. He’s also very direct, so he puts a premium on his time.

Land Rovers

Let’s not forget about the introduction of Landrover Defenders. According to the Famous Four Blog,

Land Rover have had cars featured in 10 James Bond Films, meaning Land Rover has been in more Bond films than any of the Bond actors. Land Rovers have appeared in OctopussyA View To A KillThe Living DaylightsTomorrow Never DiesThe World Is Not EnoughDie Another DayCasino RoyaleQuantum of SolaceSkyfallSPECTRE and No Time To Die.

Clemens Schick as Kratt (Casino Royale 2006)

Clemens Schick as Kratt (Casino Royale 2006)


We also get our first look at Kratt here, he is Le Chiffre’s henchman  just as he opens the door for Le Chiffre. His name is Clemens Schick and he is the opposite of bald in real life. A lot of TV, most recently he was in Andor. On his IMDB, he was in the remake of Point Break and Enemy at the Gates

End of minute 7-8