Daniel Craig and the cast of Skyfall received a very British welcome at the Australian premiere of the latest James Bond film.
Australia paid homage to Skyfall with rain pattering down on the red carpet outside Sydney's State Theatre.
The coincidence wasn't lost on new Bond girl Berenice Marlohe.
'It is Skyfall,' she said on Friday night, gesturing at the rain.
'I remember on set it was raining before a scene I had to do. And it is like an homage to Skyfall.'
The weather did not deter hundreds of the Bond franchise's fans.
They crammed behind barriers on the sidewalk to get pictures and autographs from Craig, Marlohe and fellow Bond girl Naomie Harris, who's on her first trip to Australia and said, 'The reception makes it sunny'.
'It's been a two month whirlwind of going all around the world promoting the movie, but it ends in Australia, so I finally have some free time on my hands and I'm going to spend it in Byron Bay,' Harris said.
Craig, who visited Australia for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, said he won't be doing any sightseeing this time around.
'This is the final leg,' he said earlier.
'I spent like a week here the first time I came, so I've seen quite a lot.
'I always try and do something when I go to a new city.'
Skyfall hasn't been released in Australia, but elsewhere in the world it's already grossed $446.5 million and is being touted by critics as one of the best Bond films.
Craig, who has admitted 2008's Quantum of Solace suffered from the writer's strike, was determined Skyfall, the 23rd film and released in Bond's 50th anniversary year, would be a step up.
'Just to be better,' he said, about how he had wanted it to be different.
'So we kind of had a plan and Sam (Mendes, the director) and I had it from very early on that we wanted to make the best Bond movie we could, obviously, but to try and get some of ... the old style of it.'
Skyfall will be released in Australian cinemas on November 22.