007 take to the river. Much of Westminster, including Vauxhall Bridge, was shut down for the filming a chase scene between a helicopter and Bond and Madeleine on a power boat.
Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and director Sam Mendes were all on location. But most of the action was performed by stunt professionals The stuntman had a lookalike latex mask for the action, rather than relying on CGI face replacement later.
In the early hours of Sunday morning the James Bond cast and crew continued filming. Westminster and Big Ben could be seen shrouded in smoke as dozens of fire engines and police officers were on hand to make sure everything went smoothly.
Although Daniel Craig wasn't on set, other members of the cast could be seen with 'injuries'.
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk
24 - 25 May:
Early hours of Monday morning (25th May 2015). The bridge was closed to the public from 11pm until 5am. Daniel Craig had to run up the stairs of Westminster Bridge close to London Eye with gun in his hand and come back down again several times while filming a sequence of "SPECTRE". Earlier in the day he was seen walking along the Whitehall road with suit on.
Daniel Craig was back in action as James Bond in central London (Saturday 30th May 2015) to film more scenes for 'SPECTRE'. 007 was spotted at Freemason's Hall and The Gresham Center in the shadow of St Paul's cathedral for a shoot with Naomie Harris, who reprises her role as Eve Moneypenny. The day began near the Foreign Office in Whitehall.
By all accounts, spirits were as good as the weather on the shoot with director Sam Mendes sharing jokes with his cast between takes. Fortunately for the crew, the rain stayed away for the shoot.
Filming on location in London continues today (31 May, Sunday) on Horseferry Road.
More shooting is expected in the next week.
June 4 - The filming is part of a driving sequence which will start on Bartholomew Lane and run to Lothbury. Gresham Street, Coleman Street and Basinghall Avenue.
Sunday – Monday (7-8th June): There will be filming on Westminster Brigde again on Sunday – Monday (7-8th June) night. The bridge will be closed between 23-04.