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Craig forced to have surgery after Bond stunt goes wrong

Catherine Wylie

Published 06/04/2015 | 02:30

Daniel Craig in Spectre
Daniel Craig in Spectre

Actor Daniel Craig has had knee surgery to repair an injury he sustained while filming action scenes for new James Bond film 'Spectre'.

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The 007 action star underwent what is being described by Bond film company Eon Productions as a "minor procedure" during the Easter filming break.

Heartthrob Craig (47) was filming in Mexico before he returned to New York last weekend where the surgery is believed to have been carried out.

Repair

A spokeswoman for Eon Productions said: "During a scheduled break, Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22 at Pinewood."

She said reports that Craig had been forced to miss several days of filming were false.

The secret agent's past looks set to haunt him in the 24th big screen instalment of the spy series, with 007 receiving a cryptic message leading him on a trail to uncover the truth behind shady crime syndicate Spectre, while M fights for the secret service's political life.

Both Craig, in his fourth outing as Bond, and director Sam Mendes, return following the success of 'Skyfall', which grossed $1.1bn (€1bn) worldwide.

Spectre will be released on November 6 this year.

Irish Independent

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