Cigar Girl shoots
up the Thames
April 20, 1999
LONDON - Filming on the
Thames continued on Tuesday despite the rainy weather, and
another one of the big stars was on the scene -- the Cigar
Girl, Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
That didn't keep Bond fan, and the IFF's eyes and ears at
the Thames filming location was there.
David Williams reports from London:
a very rainy morning, I was in two minds whether or not to
travel to Millwall Docks to catch the filming in the
Happily I decided to chance it and managed
to capture the delightful Maria Grazia Cucinotta in action.
In between the heavy showers, they filmed Maria firing her
gun at an advancing James Bond, today played by the ever
reliable Wade Eastwood. In between takes, she wrapped up nice
and warm and wore a very unflattering rain-hood to keep her
long dark hair dry.
Later on Sarah Donohue [Maria's stuntwoman] took over as
Wade [Brosnan's stunt double] performed some close passes to
the Sunseeker [Cigar Girl's boat].
As the rain fell even more heavily, and the film crew
headed back to base I called it an early day at 4pm and headed
home, pleased that I had managed to get close-ups of the two
main actors in two days."
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