Monday, 18 May 2015

Daniel Craig takes to the water as he films new James Bond film Spectre..

Need for speed! Daniel Craig takes to the water as he films new James Bond film Spectre... but leaves all the hard work to his stunt double

Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the latest James Bond flick Spectre this November.
And the Sam Mendes-directed blockbuster is sure to live up to expectations if the high-octane action scenes shot on the River Thames in London on Sunday are anything to go by.
Daniel Craig was spotted clambering aboard a speed boat alongside French actress Léa Seydoux to film a fast and furious chase between Westminster and Vauxhall, taking place against the scenic backdrop of MI5 and the Houses Of Parliament.
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Hard at work: Daniel Craig was spotted on the banks of the River Thames in London on Sunday, shooting a fast-paced action sequence
Hard at work: Daniel Craig was spotted on the banks of the River Thames in London on Sunday, shooting a fast-paced action sequence
However, the 47-year-old actor - who is back for a fifth time as the titular hero - left most of the hard work to his lookalike stunt double.
Daniel, wrapped up in a blue parka, was spotted chatting to crew members and director Mendes before taking to the waters alongside new Bond girl Léa.
The Blue Is The Warmest Colour actress also had her own stunt double for the high-speed boat chase, which saw 007 trailing a helicopter down the river.
Ready for action: Daniel's stunt double took to the waters in a speed boat alongside Léa Seydoux's lookalike
Ready for action: Daniel's stunt double took to the waters in a speed boat alongside Léa Seydoux's lookalike
Full speed ahead: The spy was trailing a helicopter along the river from Westminster to Vauxhall
Full speed ahead: The spy was trailing a helicopter along the river from Westminster to Vauxhall
Seeing double: The 47-year-old actor's stunt double was performing the trickier action scenes
Seeing double: The 47-year-old actor's stunt double was performing the trickier action scenes
Exciting chase: Film buffs lined the banks of the Thames to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood star in action
Exciting chase: Film buffs lined the banks of the Thames to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood star in action
Back for another round: This will be Craig's fifth outing as the titular hero since 2006's Casino Royale
Back for another round: This will be Craig's fifth outing as the titular hero since 2006's Casino Royale
Star-studded: Spectre also stars Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris
Star-studded: Spectre also stars Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris
The doubles whipped off their jackets, revealing a classic trench for Lea's lookalike and an all-black ensemble for Daniel's doppelgänger.
Film buffs lined the banks of the Thames in an effort to catch a glimpse of Daniel in the latest installment of the big-screen adventure series.
Some bridges over the river were temporarily closed to the public as crew in high-vis vests warned pedestrians from getting too close to the action.
Helping hand: French beauty Léa was gallantly helped into the boat by Daniel
Helping hand: French beauty Léa was gallantly helped into the boat by Daniel
New role: The 29-year-old actress is best known for her Palme d'Or winning performance in Blue Is The Warmest Colour 
New role: The 29-year-old actress is best known for her Palme d'Or winning performance in Blue Is The Warmest Colour 
Scenic route: The filming took place against the stunning backdrop of the Palace of Westminster
Scenic route: The filming took place against the stunning backdrop of the Palace of Westminster
High speed: A helicopter was flying low in the sky and several roads were cordoned off
High speed: A helicopter was flying low in the sky and several roads were cordoned off
Taking notes: Sam Mendes gave his leading stars some last minute tips 
Taking notes: Sam Mendes gave his leading stars some last minute tips 
Captive audience: The duo listened carefully as the director explained his vision
Captive audience: The duo listened carefully as the director explained his vision
Captive audience: The duo listened carefully as the director explained his vision 
Spectre, which also stars Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, is scheduled for release on November 6, 2015 and filming has picked up speed in recent weeks since the action moved to London's Pinewood Studios.
Daniel previously revealed he tries to do as many of his own stunts as possible in order to make his performance more authentic.
'I like the fact that occasionally you’ll see on screen that it’s my face and it’s me. And I think audiences hopefully appreciate that', he told chat show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Spectre follows the smash success of Skyfall, which grossed 1.1 billion dollars worldwide.
Filming has so far taken place in a number of exotic locations, including Austria, Rome and Mexico City.
Getting to know each other: Craig chatted to Léa in between takes on board the boat
Getting to know each other: Craig chatted to Léa in between takes on board the boat
Keeping warm: The duo wrapped up in padded jackets as they waited around 
Keeping warm: The duo wrapped up in padded jackets as they waited around 
Hands-on: Daniel recently said he tries to film as many of his own stunts as possible
Hands-on: Daniel recently said he tries to film as many of his own stunts as possible
Long-awaited: The movie follows the success of Skyfall, which grossed 1.1 billion dollars worldwide
Long-awaited: The movie follows the success of Skyfall, which grossed 1.1 billion dollars worldwide
Night time shoot: The actors were filming late into the night after the sun set 
Night time shoot: The actors were filming late into the night after the sun set 


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