Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Feature
The Amazing Double Life of Vic Armstrong
The great Bond stunt man relives his more daring deeds

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Back 8 of 10 Next
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999)

The World Is Not Enough

When you think of Britain’s favourite spy tumbling down the canvas of The O2 Arena (aka The Millennium Dome) Albert Square doesn’t spring to mind. “I had an image of the map at the beginning of Eastenders,” Armstrong explains of the soap’s aerial shot of London’s serpentine river. “I said, ‘I’ve got a vision of cutting off this corner here’ - that’s the excuse for taking a shortcut – and that’s where it all evolved.” It was a particular challenge to keep the action exciting as “it gets boring” on water after a while and Armstrong’s soap opera inspired scenario provided some challenges. “It’s like trying to film on the M1 in the middle of rush hour,” he says of shooting on London’s biggest waterway. “It was a nightmare. The traffic is phenomenal: barges coming past that you have to give half an hour’s notice, then it’s open and you gotta shoot, then get out of the way and let them through again.” Equipped with an armada of boats, it took Armstrong nearly three weeks to put together the iconic eight minute sequence.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Back
8 of 10
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 Vic Armstrong
Oh there has to be a second part to this feature surely!!! Vic is a legend and a remarkably modest individual too. Thanks for all your hard work Mr Armstrong - I have been enjoying your stunts all my cinema going life! More

Posted by TheSomnambulist on Tuesday April 8, 2014, 11:47

2
Brilliant stuff, thank you. More

Posted by Schnorbitz on Friday April 4, 2014, 13:44

3 the man
they don't make em like Vic anymore. More

Posted by leroythemasochist on Friday April 4, 2014, 07:06


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)