James Bond action scene filming annoys residents

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 May 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig and the 'Spectre' crew disrupt the neighborhood on London's River Thames as they film a helicopter and speed boat chase

Daniel Craig disturbed residents on London's River Thames while filming a helicopter and speedboat chase for 'Spectre'.

Annoyed locals living nearby were left struggling to sleep when the helicopter circled above their homes on Monday night (18.05.15) until midnight.

While one Twitter user found it "super cool" they were filming the new Bond film, although others weren't too pleased to hear a helicopter hovering above their homes late at night.

One user wrote: "Really really loud James Bond helicopter over my house.

"Super cool that there's a new Bond film . . . Less so when it means a helicopter circling your flat. (sic)"

But one female from Pimlico was amazed cameraman, stuntmen and special effects designers suddenly appeared on dating app Happn, which allows you to track people you pass by.

She told the New York Post newspaper: "All these guys who were stuntmen or cameramen or underwater filmographer and special effects designers."

The 'Skyfall' actor was joined by co-star, French actress Léa Seydoux as they shot the high-octane speedboat chase, passing iconic London landmarks including Westminster and Vauxhall bridges, MI5's headquarters and the Houses Of Parliament.


  • 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…