50 years ago this week, shooting wrapped
on the first James Bond film after just 58 days of
Bond At 50: Dr. No Wraps
6th April 2012
After just 58 days of filming, principal photography
on the first James Bond film, "Dr.
No", wrapped on
Friday 30th March, 1962.
The cast and crew had been toiling away at Pinewood
Studios for over a month, since they returned from location work
and left Jamaica on 21st February. Bernard
Lee and Lois Maxwell joined
the cast, both of whom would go on to be series regulars M and
Miss Moneypenny respectively.
Lee signed up just one day before the scene in M's office that
was shot at Pinewood's Stage D,
on February 26th, before the set was collapsed and the stage
converted for Sean Connery's classic casino introduction. Joseph
Wiseman completed all of his scenes as the titular villain
at Pinewood during the last five weeks of studio shooting.
When the cameras stopped rolling, a wrap party
was held for the cast where Ursula
Andress created a memorable impression
for those who had not seen her on location in Jamaica. Lois Maxwell
recalled, "At the party she danced with all the crew, and
she was the first grown woman I have ever known who didn't wear
a bra. As she danced, those wonderful breasts were just swaying.
I remember thinking how marvelous it must be to be that uninhibited
and I wanted to throw my bra off but I didn't have the courage."
Work continued on the film in post production during the summer
months before director Terence Young would host a private preview
of the movie in late July.