Daniel Craig was suited and booted as he was seen back at work filming scenes for the upcoming Bond 25 film in Westminster, London on Sunday for the first time since injuring his ankle.
The actor, 51, sported a grey fitted suit along with a crisp white shirt and navy tie for the day, completing his look with a pair of shades.
The streets were lined with cars as the production crew prepared to get the day underway while an Aston Martin V8 Volante, the same model driven by Timothy Dalton’s Bond in the the 1987 film The Living Daylights, could also be seen.
The film star was seen chatting to members of the Household Cavalry, one of the two most senior regiments of the British army, for one scene while they waited between takes.
The streets were lined with cars as the production crew prepared to get the day underway while an Aston Martin, driven by 007 in several films of the franchise, could also be seen with Daniel walking toward it.
The actor looked in high spirits as he arrived to set earlier in the day, cutting a casual figure in a blue short-sleeved shirt and dark jeans as he chatted with crew members.
In one shot, the Household Cavalry could be seen on horseback while a cameraman filmed them nearby.
A man, who appeared to be a stunt double for Daniel, sat in a car in another snap as he likely prepared to shoot an action scene for the film.
It appears there were many aerial and flyover shots filmed during the crew’s day in Westminster as the crew were seen with a Shotover camera.
The latest film in the franchise sees Bond living a tranquil live in Jamaica after leaving active service before Felix turns up asking for help in a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist.
Daniel underwent an operation as a result of tweaking his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene in Jamaica back in May.
The actor underwent an operation followed by two weeks of rehabilitation last month, causing delays to filming the upcoming flick.
The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning his injuries at the time, writing: ‘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 British star was said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but was thought to be ‘furious’ that he injured himself after months of gruelling preparation for the role.
Meanwhile over at the UK’s Pinewood Studios three explosions went off on set after a stunt went wrong during filming earlier this month.
Health and Safety officials arrived on the set of the beleaguered movie after an explosion ripped a hole in a sound stage and injured a member of the crew.
There’s no sign yet of the film’s villain on set, who is played by Rami Malek. It was rumoured that Daniel’s injury caused a schedulling conflict, with the delay in shooting now meaning Oscar winner Rami will be occupied with other commitments.
Detailing the actor’s filming clashes, a source said: ‘Filming was meant to finish in September but now it’s been pushed back to late October, early November.’
‘But they still need to find a time for Daniel and Rami to film together – 007 must come face-to-face with the villain. It’s a complete logistical nightmare’, an insider told The Sun.
It was previously confirmed that Fleabag writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been brought on board to write for the upcoming flick.
Several titles have been named as possible contenders for the picture including Shatterhand and more recently Eclipse and A Reason To Die.
The film – scheduled for release on April 8, 2020 – is slated to be Daniel’s fifth and final film in the franchise, with speculation rife over who will step into the Secret Service agent’s suit.