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AJB Interview with Paul Weston

BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
Our next guest is stuntman extraordinaire Paul Weston. He's worked on many, many of the Bond films- here he is in a few of them:

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YOLT, OHMSS, LALD, TMWTGG, TSWLM, MR, FYEO, OP, TLD, LTK, SF, but his Bond career began with CR- no, not the Daniel Craig film, this one:

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I'm sure he has many interesting tales for us! Please post your questions below.
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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 3,945MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Great choice! I always thought he seems very cool!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    The Bonds are known for amazing stunt work, but are there
    Any other movie stunts you'd love to have done ?
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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,002MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Is there a story behind you getting the speaking part in Daylights with the “hold on you’re dead!” Line?
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,240MI6 Agent
    edited October 2019
    I have 2 questions:

    How long has the Rio cablecar been closed for shooting all the action scenes.

    Second one is about watches : Have the doubles for the main actor been supplied with watches as part of costume by the production company and if yes, where there special stuntwatches?
    And for all movies, could you keep any of these watches or had they been returned to EON after shooting?
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  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,405MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Paul was a neighbour when i was growing up. He was very complimentary about Tim Daltons commitment and physicality. The question i have is how much preparation did he get to do with him as i understand that time was tight between casting and shooting.
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  • AndrewBondAndrewBond Skyfall, UKPosts: 64MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Interesting! Big thanks to Paul for agreeing - we all love a great Bond action sequence!!

    Lots I could ask but if time permits:

    1. You’ve had the fortune to work with all but one of the Bond actors - do you have any brief thoughts on each of them? What do you feel each brought to the role and to the atmosphere on set? Alternately any little anecdotes you’d like to share?

    2. I imagine stunt work is a difficult balance between what is possible, what is safe and what time permits, but was there one particular stunt you performed that, either at the time or with hindsight, that you were not happy with the outcome? If so, in what way were you not happy with the way the stunt went?

    3. I imagine there’s a lot of stress and adrenaline involved in performing stunts, so how do you and the other stunt workers unwind and relax between takes? Any little anecdotes about what goes on behind the scenes during the filming of action sequences!

    *Barbel please feel free to just send one question if you have too many - thanks!*
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  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,085MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    My question for Paul Weston is the following:

    What was it like doing the record setting high fall during the big battle scene in The Spy Who Loved Me?
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,393MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    - What stunt in a Bond film performed by the actor himself do you think is the most impressive?

    - Do you think some acting skill is important for a stuntman?

    - Do you recall any stunts the actor really wanted to do himself, but he was stopped for safety reasons?
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Thank you, everyone, I'll send off your questions later tonight.

    (It'll be another hour or two if anyone has a last minute question.)
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,526MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Can you tell us the story behind the Franz Sanchez fiery death scene stunt in Licence to Kill?
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,240MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Just wanted to pinpoint to JBR‘s excellent and long interview with Paul Weston:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wJqV4esedM4
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 6,962MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Higgins, I’m surprised you haven’t asked if he did any stunt-weeping for the leading man... :D
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 6,962MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Sorry I’m a bit late to the party asking any questions :( but I’m not sure I could have asked any better ones than those above.
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    No worries, C&D, the next guest is patiently waiting and I'll announce them as soon as Mr Weston replies. (And I'm still waiting for a Thumping response in case anyone is wondering)
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,240MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Higgins, I’m surprised you haven’t asked if he did any stunt-weeping for the leading man... :D

    Now here is an idea :D :D

    Barbel, any way to shoot that in the pipeline, please?
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,580Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Alas, I've sent the questions off now. :#
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