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SPECTRE cast and crew images at National Portrait Gallery

03 November, 2015

A selection of photographs of the cast and crew of the UK box-office record breaking movie SPECTRE are on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London until 10 January, 2016.

Daniel Craig Rankin SPECTRE National Portrait Gallery

Daniel Craig as James Bond
photo by Rankin 2015 © Eon Productions

This display reveals portraits by Rankin of some of the key cast and crew who worked on SPECTRE, alongside further works by renowned photographers Anderson & Low, Graciela Iturbide and Mary McCartney. Photographs taken on the sets at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire and on location around the world by stills photographers Jonathan Olley and François Duhamel also contribute to this glimpse into this film-making endeavour.

set SPECTRE National Portrait Gallery

Crew on set: (Joss Skottowe, Supervising Armourer; Simon Dunn, Main Unit Camera Trainee; Adam McGrady, Video Assistant; David Pearce, Second Assistant Camera: ‘A’ Camera; Joey Coughlin, Second Assistant Director; Annabel Norbury, Director’s Set Production Assistant; Michael Lerman, First Assistant Director; Stephen Wilkerson, Armourer)
photo by Jonathan Olley, 2015 © Eon Productions

The photographs in this display are all inkjet prints and were taken during the filming of SPECTRE in 2014 and 2015. A further selection can be seen in the book Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE, published in October 2015 by DK (available at, Waterstones and

Blood Sweat Bond Behind Scenes SPECTRE

UK Box Office Record
The film release of SPECTRE (2015) marks the continuation of one of the most successful and longest running franchises in cinema history that began with Dr No in 1962. SPECTRE has broken all the records to become the biggest opening of all time in UK box office history. In its first seven days of release it has made an estimated £41.7 million ($63.8 million USD) from 647 cinemas and on 2,500 screens, making it the widest release of all time in the UK and Ireland. It also made box office history for the biggest openings in the Netherlands (3.3 million Euro, $3.7million USD), Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden (a combined total for the Nordics of $12.7 million) taking the total for its release in the six territories to $80.4 million.

Hoyte van Hoytema Rankin SPECTRE National Portrait Gallery

Hoyte van Hoytema, Director of Photography
photo by Mary McCartney, 2015 © Mary McCartney

In response to the number one UK opening Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “We’re so grateful to all our James Bond fans and the British public for making SPECTRE’s debut in the UK box office history!”

“What an incredible thrill it is for us at MGM to see how James Bond continues to deliver such excitement to his fans. This record-breaking support from UK audiences for what is our 24th outing is nothing short of amazing. We can’t wait for the rest of the world to see SPECTRE,” said Gary Barber, MGM Chairman and CEO.

Peter Taylor, Managing Director Sony Pictures UK, also commented “We are delighted that audiences in the UK and Ireland continue to embrace these stories about one of our biggest and best cultural icons. This opening proves once again, that the film world of James Bond speaks to cinema-goers like no other.”

The behind the scenes images of SPECTRE are on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London until 10 January, 2016. More information on or get the book Blood, Sweat and Bond: Behind the Scenes of SPECTRE on or

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