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Rory Kinnear talks about Bill Tanner
You’re currently filming the new James Bond film, Skyfall, returning as M's Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner. How’s that going so far?
"Great, we’ve just been at Pinewood and around Waterloo and Spitalfields doing some scenes with myself and Daniel [Craig] and Judi [Dench]. I go through to the beginning of February filming and I think they’re on until about April or May."
That sounds like a fairly long shoot for you, does this mean that we see a bit more of Tanner this time around?
"Yes, Tanner gets a bit more facetime this time, [the part] is a bit more beefed-up. He’s basically performing the same role but there’s a bit more of him."
There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the film with the 50th anniversary coming up; is that excitement present on set as well?
"I think everyone’s generally just really excited about the script and how good it is - and we’ve got Sam [Mendes] directing.
"Obviously this is now my second one so I know how Daniel and Judi work. We all seem to get on very well so it feels like I’m becoming slightly more part of the family."
Duntrune Castle scenes scrapped
It was reported that scenes for SkyFall in Duntrune Castle have been scrapped. The filming was scheduled to start in February with over 200 cast and crew. "I particularly feel sorry for hoteliers and tradesmen in the area who were looking forward to a prosperous New Year. For myself I am very sorry I won't see Judi Dench."
"For the past three months they have been sending people up here in increasing numbers to look around. Last time we had 50 people having lunch in our kitchen"
"I think they would like to keep a Scottish dimension in the film, but where they do that is up to them"
Noel Gallagher rumoured for title song
Noel Gallagher, musician in tha band Oasis, was rumoured to perform the title song for SykFall. Nothing has been confirmed at the moment, but we understand that Gallagher has an audition with producer Michael G Wilson in Los Angeles. Gallagher says that they may use a song which he has already written, Freaky Teeth. The song has only been featured in live performances, not released in an album. "I listened back to it thinking, 'That'd make a fucking great Bond theme'" He said that he wants the new theme to be performed by a British artist, instead of sung by Yanks.