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Daniel Craig displays his licence to thrill in new stunt scenes

05-Oct-2008 • Quantum Of Solace

As Quantum of Solace opens, Bond and M are interrogating Mr White, who reveals that the organisation that 'turned' Vesper is called Quantum, with agents in both the CIA and the British Government - reports The Mail Online (click for pictures).

After interrogating White in the underground safe house in Sienna, there is a confrontation in which Bond chases rogue MI6 agent Mitchell across the rooftops.

Gary Powell, stunt co-ordinator: 'We use wires as safely when we're doing jumps; we don't use them to exaggerate the shot. If Danel can only jump 15ft, that's how far you see him jump. He falls 50ft off scaffholding during this sequence, for real.

'Daniel was pretty proficient at stunt work after making Casino Royale, but in this film we've pushed him even further.'

Director Marc Forster: 'The roof chase was one of the most important elements in the opening section of the film. We shot it at Pinewood and in Siena.

'There's a bus jump towards the end of the sequence - it was very expensive and dangerous to film, but we couldn't work out any other way for Bond to cross over the street to Mitchell.'

Second unit director Dan Bradley: 'Daniel Craig is willing to do just about anything to get a good shot. In Sienna, there were always several leaps across streets and alleyways from four- and five-storey rooftops, and Daniel did them all.

'He even dropped 20ft onto the top of a speeding bus. It's very impressive.'

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