Fresh controversy for James Bond 25 as a concealed camera is found

Fresh controversy for James Bond 25 as a concealed camera is found in the women’s toilets at Pinewood Studios where it is being filmed – a day after Prince Charles met Daniel Craig on set

  • Hidden camera found in the women’s toilets of the 007 set at Pinewood Studios 
  • Prince Charles, 71, met with stars of James Bond at the famous studios yesterday
  • Grinned as he greeted Daniel Craig and actress Naomie Harris at British film set 
  • Bond film set to be released in 2020 after controversies pushed back filming

A concealed camera has been found in the women’s toilets at Pinewood Studios — where filming for James Bond 25 is underway.

The incident is being taken ‘very seriously’, according to a spokeswoman for the studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.

The controversy came the day after the Prince of Wales visited the site and met Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and new director Cary Fukunaga.   

A spokeswoman said: ‘We take this issue very seriously. We have reported the incident to the police and are supporting them with their investigation.’

The next instalment of the 57-year-old British spy franchise began filming at the studios in April this year.

The incident is being taken ‘very seriously’, according to a spokeswoman for the studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

Filming was meant to start on December 3, 2018, but was pushed back when director Danny Boyle pulled out of production over disagreements caused by the ‘radical’ direction of his script. 

Thames Valley Police has been contacted for comment. 

Yesterday the star of the film franchise, Daniel Craig, appeared to have met Prince Charles straight from filming, as he still wore facial ‘wounds’.

Prince Charles was on top form as he joked with actors Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga during a visit to the James Bond set at Pinewood Studios

The royal chatted to Naomi Harris, while standing in front of a portrait of Judi Dench, who previously played M in the Daniel Craig-era Bond films

But it was actually just convincing make-up. 

Charles, 71, grinned as he greeted stars of the iconic British spy series at the film set. 

He also posed next to some of Bond’s most iconic cars during his visit.   

The royal looked utterly charmed as he chatted to the A-listers, and was seen admiring several of the props at the set. 

Prince Charles also visited the set of Cuba, which may have looked familiar to the royal having visited the country for the first time in March of this year. 

Daniel Craig greeted the royal with a handshake, and was seen gesturing to the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which was most recently featured in Skyfall.  

Prince Charles went on to meet actress Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Moneypenny in the series, in front of a portrait painting of Dame Judi Dench. 

The pair appeared to share a joke as Prince Charles watched scenes from the films, with the British actress giggling along with the royal. 

The royal watched scenes from the films alongside Naomie Harris, who stars in the series as Miss Moneypenny

Actress Naomie Harris and Prince Charles appeared to share a joke as they met in front of a portrait of Dame Judi Dench 

One each? The prince and Daniel Craig posed in front of some of the sleek motors set to feature in Bond 25 

This looks familiar! The royal visited the Cuba set of the film, months after making his historic visit to the country 

The royal seemed taken with the set of Cuba, having visited the country on a historic tour earlier this year 


Daniel Craig was seen with cuts and scratches on his face, which turned out to be convincing big screen make-up

It was not the first time the royal visited a James Bond set at the famous British studio.

In 1986, Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited the set of The Living Daylights and met the then-Bond Timothy Dalton.    

He also met Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Fukunaga, who was recently embroiled in controversy as it was reported the Bond 25 shooting schedule had been thrown into further disarray after he ‘went missing for several hours’ so he could play computer games.   

Prince Charles went on to meet Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga during a visit to the James Bond set

Prince Charles and Ralph Fiennes shook hands as they greeted on the film set of James Bonds’ office 

The royal met with the cast and crew of the Bond 25 film (pictured here with Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and director Cary Joji Fukunaga)  

Daniel Craig seemed enthusiastic as he showed  Prince Charles the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which most recently featured in Skyfall 

The long awaited film, which will be released in 2020, suffered a series of setbacks before filming commenced, with director Danny Boyle initially signing up before leaving the project over disagreements. 

Leading man Daniel Craig has since damaged his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the Secret Service Agent. 

The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig’s injuries, posting: ‘Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica.

‘Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020’. 

The royal was seen peering into the front of the car as Daniel Craig gestured to something on the dashboard 

Prince Charles posed alongside BFI apprentices outside the James Bond set at the Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire

The Prince of Wales was seen shaking hands with several of the students during his visit to the studio 

The royal chuckled as he met with crew members during his visit to Pinewood Studios

Elsewhere the production was put into ‘total lockdown’ and a crew member was injured after an explosion at Pinewood Studios.  

The blast took part of the roof off and five wall panels of the huge complex and it was said to be ‘utter chaos’ in the moments after the blast. 

It is unclear if filming for the as yet untitled movie is being suspended after the incident, and if so, for how long.

The official Twitter account for the 007 franchise confirmed the blasts, with a post that said: ‘During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage.

‘There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.’  

The royal seemed in good spirits as he arrived at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire for the set visit 

 

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