Electronic Arts has signed the UK pop sensation Natasha Bedingfield to make a cameo appearance in From Russia With Love, EA's newest addition to the widely successful James Bond video game franchise due for worldwide release in Spring.

Bedingfield will lend her voice and likeness to the character Elizabeth Stark, daughter of England's Prime Minister. In the game Miss Stark is kidnapped and must be rescued by James Bond. Bedingfield will appear alongside Sir Sean Connery, who is reprising his role as the dapper secret agent 007 in the game.

"I am thrilled to be featured alongside Sean Connery in the game version of one of my favourite Bond films," said Bedingfield. "It's not every day you get to become a Bond girl, so this is a great honour."

"The game is set in the original 1960s Bond era, featuring movie based missions as well as original action-intensive sequences, a broad and deep variety of gameplay and fully integrated vehicles," says Jon Rissik, Senior Marketing Director, EA Europe. "Natasha Bedingfield is an exceptional British talent and was a natural choice for this part."

Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, From Russia With Love is being developed by EA's Redwood Shores, California Studio on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. More information on From Russia With Love can be found at www.eagames.co.uk/bond.