Daniel Craig entertains crowds as new Bond film heads to Camden Lock

Rory Kinnear and Daniel Craig stand at the front of a speedboat on the canal in Camden, as they fil

Rory Kinnear and Daniel Craig stand at the front of a speedboat on the canal in Camden, as they film scenes for the new Bond film Spectre. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

James Bond films are always filmed at the most glamourous of locations; Venice, the Bahamas, Istanbul and now, Camden Lock.

Daniel Craig stands at the front of a speedboat on the canal in Camden, as they film scenes for the

Daniel Craig stands at the front of a speedboat on the canal in Camden, as they film scenes for the new Bond film Spectre. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The latter may come as a surprise to locals but when Daniel Craig was spotted on Tuesday with a film crew, people soon realised the lock was going to be featured in the 24th bond film, Spectre.

Rory Kinnear and Daniel Craig stand at the front of a speedboat on the canal in Camden, as they film

Rory Kinnear and Daniel Craig stand at the front of a speedboat on the canal in Camden, as they film scenes for the new Bond film Spectre. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Craig was spotted flicking the V sign while laughing as crowds gathered to watch the action.

A section of the canal was closed off as he and co-star Rory Kinnear filmed a river scene, which appeared to involve the boat going through an arched bridge and under a building on the canal-side.

A large floodlight has also been suspended from a crane on the opposite bank.


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John Hagley, 33, an accounts assistant for a publishing company, which overlooks the canal, took a break from working to watch Craig and Kinnear.

He said: “We see the filming of things in Camden all the time, but this has to be the biggest film yet.

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“It didn’t look like a chase scene as there were no other moving boats. While they were filming some guys were creating waves on the canal by swaying against the wall of the bridge. Maybe they were trying to make it look like the boat was travelling faster than what it was.”

The new film is being directed by Sam Mendes, returning for a second Bond film, and the cast will include French actress Lea Seydoux and Italian star Monica Bellucci, as well as Christoph Waltz and Sherlock star Andrew Scott.

Craig is reprising his role as 007 for a fourth time.

It will be released on November 6, 2015.

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