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Peter Lamont bows out from Bond 22, Dennis Gassner to be Production Designer

23-Jul-2007 • Quantum Of Solace

Production designer Peter Lamont, who has been a crew member on 18 James Bond films, will not be continuing with the 22nd in the series - due to start shooting in December this year.

Lamont has only missed three Bond films in total – the first two, Dr. No and From Russia With Love were made before he joined the team and he was absent from Tomorrow Never Dies because he was already committed to Titan (for which he picked up an Oscar).

Despite commenting on the state of Bond 22 earlier in the year, leading many to believe he was continuing his role, Lamont told the audience of a James Bond celebration event at Pinewood Studios this weekend that he will not be participating in the upcoming film.

He told the crowd that Dennis Gassner will be the production designer for Daniel Craig's second outing as 007.

Fellow Oscar-winner Gassner has just completed The Golden Compass. His other films as production designer include "Road to Perdition", the Coen Brother's "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "The Man Who Wasn't There".

Gassner is already familiar with Daniel Craig, as he has starred in both "Compass" and "Perdition".

Thanks to `ACE` for the alert.

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