Stunt coordinator Greg Powell has worked on some huge Hollywood franchises over the years from Harry Potter to the Avengers. While also having worked on several James Bond movies, starting with Roger Moore’s The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. Most recently he’s worked on some of Daniel Craig’s 007 outings including car stunts on Skyfall.
Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, Powell has revealed what the No Time To Die star is really like on set.
And lucky for Craig, it turns out the star hasn’t let playing James Bond go to his head.
Powell said: “Oh I’ve known Daniel for quite a few years now…nearly 30 years.
“I worked with him right back at the beginning of his career on Sharpe, back in the 90s.”
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Back in 1993, Craig played Lieutenant Berry in TV movie Sharpe’s Eagle, which starred Goldeneye villain Sean Bean in the title role.
Powell vouched: “He’s a really nice guy!
“He hasn’t seemed to change that much from when I first met him, to be honest with you.”
While the stunt coordinator isn’t working on No Time To Die, he revealed his daughter Tilly Powell – who also worked on Skyfall and Spectre – has performed stunts in the new 007 movie.
Powell added: “The audience can say, ‘he could have actually done that’ or ‘they could actually have survived that’.
“Whereas you get these big CGI pictures…it’s good for that audience if they like that stuff…but I prefer real films if you know what I mean.”
Talking of “real films”, Powell was promoting the home release of one of his latest films, Angel Has Fallen – with the stunt coordinator confirming that the film featured all real stunts and explosions.
He revealed: “All real explosions. Everyone you see there, around the lake and the boats were real with real people.”
The stunt coordinator admitted it’s always a bit of a challenge on a new film to do something original.
He said: “I think it’s all be seen before. You just try and do it a little bit different, a little bit bigger.
“Y’know explosions with a bit more flame in them. You just try and do the best you can really. Try to beat the last guy out! It’s very difficult though because everything’s been done now.”
ANGEL HAS FALLEN is available on 4K UHD, Blu-Ray™, DVD and on Digital Download now.