SPECTRE second unit assistant director sues for £2.5 million

March 17th, 2018 by

Terry Madden takes legal action after being forced to retire due to injuries sustained while filming SPECTRE in Austria. Back in February 2015 we reported how second unit assistant director Terry Madden was badly injured in an accident in Sölden. Madden, 66, has worked on every Bond film since For Your Eyes Only (1981). On […]

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Alexander Witt joins Bond 24 as 2nd unit Director of Photography

June 30th, 2014 by

Alexander Witt has been confirmed as Director of Photography on the second unit by the website of The Murtha Agency, which represents him. Witt previously worked on both Casino Royale and Skyfall , since when he has worked on Hercules, Cinderella and is currently shooting Terminator: Genesis. Witt also worked on XXX, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of […]

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Bond stuntman Terry Richards dies

June 24th, 2014 by

It has just been announced that former James Bond stuntman Terry Richards passed away earlier this month at the age of 81. Richards had a long career as a stuntman in the Bond films and many others, working on From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, Tomorrow Never Dies […]

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Behind the scenes with Honda on Skyfall

October 31st, 2012 by

A new video blog has been released by Honda, who supplied the bikes used in Skyfall’s pre-title sequence. The video goes behind the scenes to look at how the stunt team prepared for the chase in Istanbul. Stunt coordinator Gary Powell explains how they practiced prior to heading for Istanbul, while second unit director Alexander Witt and some of the stunt team discuss some of the challenges faced in filming the rooftop sequence.

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Terence Young: 50 years of 007 on the big screen

October 14th, 2012 by

Although Ian Fleming will be forever credited with the creation of James Bond, director Terence Young was responsible in many ways for the evolution of the smooth suave agent that people would later fall in love with. Young’s appreciation for tailored suits, fine wines and beautiful women was remarkably similar to that of Bond and […]

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