New pictures from the location shoot at the weekend with Dame Judi Dench and Rory Kinnear, plus details of the scene...

Vauxhall Bridge Filming

17th February 2012

The "Skyfall" crew continued their location shoot on Vauxhall Bridge on Sunday 12th February, this time with cast members Dame Judi Dench and Rory Kinnear in attendance, guided by director Sam Mendes. The shoot took over 4 hours with the road closed to the public.

The action shot on the bridge will be seen at the beginning of the film, when M's car is blocked from getting close to the famous MI6 building by police. M and Tanner watch in horror as an explosion rocks the area. The fireball will be a digital effect, unlike "The World Is Not Enough" when the production built a large scale replica of the front of the building in order to blow a hole in it.

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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