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Timothy Dalton recalls 'Licence To Kill' filming injury and mistakes

30-Apr-2012 • Bond News

Two-time James Bond actor Timothy Dalton recalls his time filming on the 007 adventures in this month's issue of Empire Magazine, including a particularly well documented injury. But something is amiss, as past reports and coverage of the mishap described it leaving a scar, but Dalton has a different memory of it over 20 years on.

The actor insisted on performing the majority of his stunts on his second and final effort as James Bond in 1989's Licence To Kill, but he lived to regret his daredevil ways.

Dalton told Empire magazine: "Benicio Del Toro cut off my finger. It wasn't really his fault, but we were doing the scene where I'm hanging over a meat-grinder and he's cutting away at the wires holding me, and something went wrong. Come to think of it, we probably shouldn't have had a sharp knife."

The star suffered another stunt mishap on the action movie - but this time the only injury was his pride: "For the finale, I had to jump from one moving tanker to another. I leap across, climb the ladder while all these bullets are going off - bam! bam! bam! - and the klaxon that means 'cut' goes off. I'm thrilled. I know I've done a good job. But when I look around, everyone's pissing themselves. I look down and I'm in my underpants. My trousers are hanging down off my ankles."

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