Daniel Craig injury disrupts filming

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 February 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig in SPECTRE

Filming on 'SPECTRE' has been disrupted and scheduled changed after Daniel Craig suffered a knee injury last week

Daniel Craig's knee injury has sent filming on 'SPECTRE' into chaos.

The 46-year-old actor sustained a knock while shooting the new James Bond movie last week and though he was initially expected to return to work a few days later, schedules have now been changed to accommodate his recovery, with planned stunt shooting in London last Sunday (08.02.15) axed.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Daniel's injury is a real concern. Missed deadlines are a nightmare in the film world as it pushes everything back.

"Then not all the iconic locations can be rebooked easily or quickly.

"In two weeks filming is due to switch to Rome and bosses fear Daniel's recovery may mean they have to plan around their main star. It's certainly not ideal."

While the actor recovers, studio filming and location shots which he isn't involved in have been brought forward, and close-up fighting shots have been delayed.

Director Sam Mendes now faces a race against time to get the film finished in time for its release in cinemas in November.

Yesterday (12.02.15) movie bosses released the first footage of the spy saga.

The behind-the-scenes clip, which lasts for just under two minutes, shows Daniel dressed in black firing a shot and running towards a burning vehicle on a snowy mountaintop in Solden, Austria.

Gregg Wilson, the film's associate producer, teased: "This is going to be one of the major action sequences of the movie, a jewel in the crown so to speak. It's going to be spectacular and Austria seemed to offer everything that we needed to pull it off."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…