Daniel Craig (James Bond). SPECTRE is released in the UK and Ireland on 26 October. The film will be released in the US on 6 November.

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Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Matt Walsh in Veep

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 Boyfirend Kyle Catlett proposes to his girlfriend the New Orleans rose Molly Molloy Gambel live on stage during last nights Rose of Tralee

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