Daniel Craig was pictured cruising through the Caribbean sea on a custom-built sailing boat as he joined his French stunt double Jean-Charles Rousseau during day two of filming for Bond 25 in Jamaica on Tuesday afternoon.
The 51-year-old actor emulated James Bond’s calm and collected persona as he tapped into full relaxation mode while shooting scenes on the Spirit Yachts watercraft for the hotly-anticipated movie, set for release in April next year.
Screen star Daniel was in good company as he was pictured on set with hunky Jean-Charles, who sported a sturdy blue life vest in preparation for the film’s high-octane scenes in the Caribbean ocean.
On the grind: Daniel Craig was pictured cruising through the Caribbean sea on a custom-built sailing boat as he joined his French stunt double Jean-Charles Rousseau during day two of filming for Bond 25 in Jamaica on Tuesday afternoon
Working hard: Screen star Daniel was in good company as he was pictured on set with hunky Jean-Charles, who sported a sturdy blue life vest in preparation for the film’s high-octane scenes in the Caribbean ocean
Keeping in theme with the film’s beachy location, the Logan Lucky actor donned a lightly-distressed grey T-shirt, and protected his eyes from the sun in a pair of rectangular-framed shades.
The latest film 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.
The fierce mission turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
The Frenchman, thought to be in his 30s, grew up adoring the James Bond series and ‘dreaming’ of being in American action films like The Terminator and Die Hard. His Hollywood resume features appearances in Jason Bourne, Fast and Furious 6 and Mission Impossible 6.
The dramatic fight sequences that involved the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Piers Brosnan inspired him to go into Hollywood.
Off he goes: The 51-year-old actor emulated James Bond’s calm and collected persona as he tapped into full relaxation mode while shooting scenes on the Spirit Yachts watercraft for the hotly-anticipated movie, set for release in April next year
Relaxed: Keeping in theme with the film’s beachy location, the Logan Lucky actor donned a lightly-distressed grey T-shirt during his time on the boat
As a boy, he planned and choreographed scenes with his friends – and as he got older, he began filming them and making his own movies.
Now living in Paris, his dedication paid off in 2015 when he was cast as a stuntman in the James Bond film Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes.
Stuntman Jean-Charles, who also starred in Mission Impossible, Jason Bourne and Doc Martin, has the same light brown hair, broad stature and rugged features as his better-known doppelganger.
He was even nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his stunt work in Jason Bourne in 2017, and again for his role in Mission Impossible: Fallout earlier this year.
Bond 25 is believed to be his biggest role to date, and while his Instagram profile highlights his daredevil stunts and death-defying skills, the hunk gives away scant detail about his personal life, and there is little evidence to suggest that he might have a love interest.
There was no sign of the recently announced new castmembers on set on Tuesday. Oscar winner and Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek has been brought on board to play the villain in the upcoming film.
Also joining the cast are Dali Benssalah, Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas as Paloma, David Dencik and Billy Magnussen.
Ralph Fiennes (M), Léa Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) are all set to make a return to screens in the movie. Behind the scenes Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been recruited to help pen the script.
As well as Jamaica, filming will take place in Norway, Pinewood Studios, locations around London along with Matera, Italy.
The film – scheduled for release on April 8, 2020 – will be Daniel’s fifth outing as 007 and will be released five years after the 24th Bond film, Spectre.
Bond 25 will be Craig’s final appearance as Bond, having previously starred in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
The hotly-anticipated film has reportedly been operating under the working title Shatterhand, a reference to the original Ian Fleming novels where Bond and his nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, first appeared.
Blofeld used the alias Dr Guntram Shatterhand in the 1964 novel You Only Live Twice, which follows Bond to Japan where he finds his arch- enemy living under that name, hinting at the setting and basis of the new film.
Last month filming got underway on Bond 25 in Nittedal, Norway, where a mysterious, theatrically masked gunman was seen stumbling in pursuit of a terrified young girl as she fled across the ice.
Cameramen tracked the pair during what appeared to be a dramatic scene, filmed in a large clearing surrounded by pine trees.
In Spectre, Bond was last seen driving into the sunset with sultry psychologist Swann after apprehending perennial nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
The film, which divided critics, delved into his past as he traced the origins of a mysterious ring, only to discover it belongs to a global terrorist organisation led by childhood friend Franz Oberhauser – the son of Bond’s legal guardian.
Originally thought dead, Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz, had instead masterminded the criminal group under the alias of Blofeld – his mother’s maiden name – with the objective of killing Bond.