There’s still no Bond girl cast in Casino Royale, which is already shooting, but producers have finally cast the role of the villain, Le Chiffre, a crimelord who clashes with 007 at the baccarat table and elsewhere. It’s Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. Who? English-language audiences may know him best as Tristan, one of the more efficient killers among Clive Owen’s knights in 2004’s King Arthur. Here’s his IMDb page, and here’s an English language fan site. I’d say he’s got the right brooding attitude; too much hair, but the filmmakers can shave his head.

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