Saturday 16 November 2019

Daniel Craig surgery interrupts Bond Spectre filming


Catherine Wylie

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

The 007 star had what is being described by Eon Productions as a "minor procedure" during the Easter filming break.

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

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 - which also stars Monica Belluci (inset) - 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 1.1 billion dollars worldwide.

Spectre is due to be released worldwide on November 6 this year.

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