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8 DECEMBER 2014
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGAN ON SPECTRE

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2014-12-08
Following a press announcement at Pinewood Studios on 4th December 2014, action was called for the first time on the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, on Monday 8th December.

The production will take the cast and crew to various places around the world, from London and Pinewood Studios to Austria (Lake Altausee, Obertilliach and Sölden), Italy (Rome), Mexico City and Morocco (Tangier and Erfoud).

In SPECTRE, Daniel Craig portrays James Bond for the 4th time. He is joined by an extremely talented cast including Andrew Scott (Denbigh), Ben Whishaw (Q for the second time in the series), Christoph Waltz (Oberhauser), Dave Bautista (Mr Hinx), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny for the second time), Ralph Fiennes (M for the second time) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner for the 3rd time).

The film is being directed by acclaimed British director Sam Mendes, who also directed Skyfall (2012), and produced by Eon Productions headed by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

SPECTRE will be shot on Kodak Motion Picture Film and not digital which was the case with Skyfall.

Historic trivia:
Dr. No (1962) began principal photography on 16th January 1962 (in Jamaica)
From Russia with Love began principal photography on 1 April 1963 (at Pinewood Studios)
Goldfinger (1964) (1964) began principal photography on 20th January 1964 (in Miami)
Thunderball (1965) (1965) began principal photography on 16th February 1965 (in Paris)
You Only Live Twice began principal photography on 4th July 1966 (at Pinewood Studios)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service began principal photography on 21 October 1968 (in Switzerland)
Diamonds Are Forever began principal photography on 5th April 1971 (outside Las Vegas)
Live and Let Die (1973) began principal photography on 13th October 1972 (in Louisiana)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) began principal photography in April 1974 (in Thailand)
The Spy Who Loved Me began principal photography on 31 August 1976 (at Pinewood Studios)
Moonraker (1979) (1979) began principal photography on 11th August 1978 (at Epinay Studios)
For Your Eyes Only (1981) began principal photography on 15th September 1980 (in Corfu)
Octopussy (1983) (1983) began principal photography on 10th August 1982 (in Berlin)
A View to a Kill (1985) began principal photography on 23 June 1984 (on Iceland)
The Living Daylights (1987) began principal photography on 5th October 1986 (in Vienna)
Licence to Kill (1989) began principal photography on 18th July 1988 (in Mexico)
GoldenEye (1995) (1995) began principal photography on 16th January 1995 (at Leavesden Studios)
Tomorrow Never Dies began principal photography on 18th January 1997 (in the French Pyrenees).
The World Is Not Enough began principal photography on 11th January 1999 (at Pinewood Studios)
Die Another Day began principal photography on 11th January 2002 (at Pinewood Studios)
Casino Royale (2006) began principal photography on 30th January 2006 (at Barrandov Studios)
Quantum of Solace began principal photography on 3 January 2008 (at Pinewood Studios)
Skyfall (2012) (2012) began principal photography on 7th November 2011 (at Pinewood Studios)

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Third and last official trailer for SPECTRE (October 2, 2015) VIDEO
>Cover for original motion picture soundtrack for SPECTRE revealed (September 28, 2015)
>Scandinavian Gala premiere for SPECTRE in Copenhagen (September 28, 2015)
>The teme song, Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith, released (September 25, 2015)
>Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE book (September 24, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (September 23, 2015) VIDEO
>Heineken launch SPECTRE campaign with Daniel Craig (September 21, 2015)
>Naomie Harris & Dave Bautista promotes Jaguar Land Rover (September 15, 2015)
>Bollinger reveals SPECTRE limited edition champagne bottle (September 14, 2015)
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>Aston Martin launch DB9 GB Bond edition to celebrate SPECTRE (September 2, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015) VIDEO
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015) VIDEO
>World Premiere SPECTRE announcement (July 17, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015) VIDEO
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015) VIDEO
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman to play Estrella in SPECTRE (March 9, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015) VIDEO
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Teaser poster for SPECTRE. © 2014 Danjaq LLC. & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). All rights reserved.

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