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Spectre back on track after delay

Daniel Craig had an icy reception as he filmed the latest James Bond film, Spectre.

The British actor, who is reprising his role as agent 007 for the fourth time, had arrived on the shores of Lake Altaussee in Austria to shoot his scenes, only to find that the wintry weather had taken its toll and delayed the filming from starting.

Heavy snowfalls had left roads blocked, while the lake had frozen over and storm force winds prevented any of the action scenes from going ahead.

Enrico Jakob from CineStyria, the state's film promotion agency, told MI6-HQ.com: "Filming is just not feasible at the moment. We have extreme winds on the surface of the lake where much of the filming is to take place. For the time being we must wait."

But a photo on Twitter of the clapper board indicated that shooting had resumed. The actor was spotted filming lakeside scenes in the afternoon, with the shoot expected to continue for the second and final day later on today (January 6).

Filming on the 24th Bond film, Spectre, began in December in London, on the River Thames and in Camden Lock, where Bond star Daniel was seen with co-star Rory Kinnear.

Spectre - which stands for SPecial Executor for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion - will be directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes.

Christoph Waltz and Sherlock star Andrew Scott are joining returning cast members Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, while French actress Lea Seydoux and Italian star Monica Bellucci are other new additions for the film, which will be released on November 6.

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