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Bond Is Back!
Daniel Craig in Range Rover scenes
A small crew were spotted in Smithfield Market in London to shoot an extension of the scenes that were filmed near there on the first day of principal photography. A stunt driver had control of the Range Rover from the roof whilst Daniel Craig was in the back seat. The outside of the vehicle was rigged with cameras to film the actors inside.
Heron Tower filming, London
SkyFall is now well underway as the team were busy shooting scenes in London. This scene focussed on the Heron Tower which is believed to be doubling as a skyscraper in Shanghai. The Heron Tower can be seen near the famous Gherkin. Daniel Craig and the crew were spotted outside the Liverpool Street Tube Station. Exterior shots and the crew were photographed by Twitter user @jellideels. These images can be viewed in the gallery below.
'Nightfire' at Pinewood Studios
Ok, no reference to the video game, but a catering truck for the crew at Pinewood Studios caught alight on January 27th at around 10:00pm. 30 Fire fighters were called to the incident.
"The lorry was well alight, with flames reaching the top of the adjacent building."
"Crews from Gerrards Cross and Slough used a hose reel and main jet to tackle the fire, which was now spreading to the roof from becoming fully involved and the incident from becoming much more serious."
At 1am, the fire was put out and the area was secured. We only hope it didn't affect the interior sets.
Brecon Beacons, Wales scrapped
The BBC reported last week that scenes will be taking place in Brecon Beacons in Wales. They have now reported that they will not be filming here due to "logistical filming factors'. These rumours were never confirmed in the first place.
Chase sequence in Tower Hill
The SkyFall team have been busy again, this time, Daniel Craig was yet again racing through the streets of London. He is wearing a dirty suit and an earpiece; suggesting that this scene carries on from the one they started earlier on in the month. In this scene James Bond runs down the street, grabs a taxi and gets chased by cops. In one image, Daniel Craig is seen weilding his Walther PPK.
SIS building is back for MI6 Head-Quarters
The crew were shooting around London today on the Vauxhall Bridge that goes over the river Thames. It is also the location used in the most of the Pierce Brosnan films as the MI6 Head-Quarters, but has not featured in a Bond film since Die Another Day in 2002. It appears to be making a comeback in SKYFALL. Buses have will be delayed between 6:30am and 17:30 on Saturday 4th February. Helicopter filming has also been reported to take place. These scenes will be shot between 17:00 and 22:00.
Reports have stated that over the next few weeks, Horse Guards Avenue, Whitehall Court and Whitehall Place will be closed for the filming of SKYFALL on Saturday 18th February.
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Skyfall shoots in Shanghai
Last week, the second unit team were spotted in Shanghai, China where they filmed amongst the neon highways. Filming lasted for three days and the crew were joined by Quantum of Solace stunt man Mark Higgins, who has previously won the British Rally Championship three times. Daniel Craig and the rest of the crew will not be going to China for filming. Interior sets have been created at Pinewood Studios. A glimpse of this set can be seen on the official 007.com introduction video by Michael G Wilson. Filming already started in for this scene at the Ascot Racecourse, doubling for the international airport in Shanghai.
Berenice Marlohe on Severine (Interview)
"It's very difficult in France to get access to castings when you don't have any relationships, I totally heard by chance that they were doing the casting for a James Bond movie, and that one of the auditions was taking place in Paris. So I tried myself to contact every name involved in the movie I could possibly find on the IMDb! I finally managed to get the first audition in Paris, then I did the second in London with Sam Mendes, and then the third was with Sam and Daniel Craig, again in London. And then I was cast!"
Berenice Marlohe on her favourite Bond girl, Famke Janssen (Xenia Onnatopp from GoldenEye)
"She was so funny, so bold and so interesting!" she commented. "When you see all the Bond Girls, they have actually been very varied. So I'm working on creating a character as I would for any movie, which is to make her interesting for me"
Naomi Harris was interviewed last week about her character and she confirmed that her character has no involvement with Miss Moneypenny whatsoever. She was prompted about Eve's surname and whether it was going to be a gag like Onnatopp or Pussy Galore, she said "Will her name make people laugh? Um, yes. Yes, I suppose it will."
Lift shaft filming?
The latest clapper-board picture from the official 007 Twitter page reveals that they are filming some scenes from the movie in an industrial area. The image appears as though it has been taken next to a lift shaft. The fact that this location appears quite dark suggests that this scene will be appearing just before the scene in the club in Shanghai. The scene's reference number from the club was V64BA and the number from the latest clapper-board scene by a lift shaft is V63E.