Judi Dench and Rory Kinnear filmed a scene against the backdrop of the SIS building in Vaxuhall, London...

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13th February 2012

The "Skyfall" crew were back in London this weekend shooting a sequence in Vauxhall. Judi Dench as "M" and Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner were on location shooting between between Lambeth Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge Road. The clapperboard revealed the sequence to be scene 27, which will appear in the running order shortly before scenes filmed at the Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich.

Daniel Craig was not spotted on location. MI6 understands that the sequence shot is a dialogue between Tanner and M, as they drive in the back of M's Jaguar, speeding towards the real-life SIS building in Vauxhall Cross. The building regularly served as Bond's headquarters in the Brosnan era but "Skyfall" will mark the first time the iconic building will in a film during Daniel Craig's tenure as 007. The car is equipped with customised blue flashing lights behind the grill and both Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins were on hand to head up the crew. For much of the sequence the car was towed on a trailer with cameras rigged to capture the scene through the driver's side window.

The 23rd James Bond film, "Skyfall", commenced principal studio photography on 7th November 2011 for a UK release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November 9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's 23rd adventure in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw. The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England; Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.

It will be the longest gap between Bond movies without a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the EON Productions series of James Bond films.

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