'Bond 25' set hit with a second 'peeping Tom' incident

Daniel Craig as 007 (Credit: Sony)
Daniel Craig as 007 (Credit: Sony)

The Bond 25 film set has been hit with a second 'peeping Tom' incident, after a woman reported a man sliding a hand under a toilet cubicle partition to film her.

The Sun reports that the woman fled the toilet and alerted security at Pinewood Studios, but the man ran from the scene and escaped.

A source told the paper: “The woman chased after him and shouted at people to stop him but he got away.

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“All the crew are looking at each other and wondering who is the creep, some of the women are terrified of using the toilets and going in pairs.

“It can only be someone who has access to the studios as you need a pass to get in and that’s what makes it worse, that it’s one of your colleagues.

“Signs have gone up asking people to be on the lookout and security are patrolling the toilets more frequently.

The 007 stage at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. Film studios Pinewood Shepperton gave its chairman Michael Grade some breathing space today by forecasting higher-than-expected revenues.
The 007 stage at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. (PA)

“Once is bad enough but to have two cases of Peeping Toms in just over a month is really worrying.”

Police are now investigating the incident, which is said to have occurred in a toilet block next to the Bond set.

It's the second time that Police have been called in, after a recording device was discovered in the women's toilets in June.

A man, 49-year-old Peter Hartley, was later arrested and charged.

A spokesperson for Pinewood said: “Safety and security are of paramount importance.

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“We reported the incident immediately to the police and have shared details of a suspect who has now been banned from site.”

This latest incident can be added to the many issues which have faced the production of the 25th Bond movie.

Photo by: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 6/20/19 Charles The Prince of Wales visits the James Bond film set at Pinewood Studios on June 20, 2019 in Iver Heath. During his tour of the studios, Charles met actor Daniel Craig, actor Ralph Fiennes, actress Naomie Harris, director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. The Prince is the Royal Patron of The British Film Institute and the Intelligence Services. (Iver Heath, England, UK)
Prince Charles visits the Bond set at Pinewood (Credit: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx)

Danny Boyle quit the movie after disagreeing on its direction with producers Eon, to be replaced by True Detective helmsman Cary Fukunaga, causing a four month delay.

An explosion on set also halted production, before 007 star Daniel Craig injured his ankle on location in Jamaica, requiring surgery.

Other reports from the set claim that the script was being constantly amended, with one source calling it 'a well-polished s**t show'.

Bond 25 is due out on April 3, 2020.