June 12, 2008 / 12:32 AM / 10 years ago

Daniel Craig injures hand on set

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Daniel Craig, star of the upcoming James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” suffered a hand injury requiring medical attention while shooting the film this week, a Columbia Pictures spokesman said on Wednesday.

Actor Daniel Craig who plays James Bond poses during a photocall at Pinewood Studios to mark the start of production of the 22nd James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace", in Buckinghamshire, north of London January 24, 2008. REUTERS/Stephen Hird

But the spokesman, Steve Elzer, said he was unable to confirm news accounts in Britain that Craig, 40, had sliced off a fingertip in the accident, which reportedly occurred while he was filming an action sequence at London’s Pinewood Studios.

Elzer downplayed the severity of the mishap.

“There was a minor incident on the set, and Daniel injured his hand, and in any situation like that it’s usual procedure to seek medical attention. He did. He was back on the set within a matter of hours, and production wasn’t delayed,” Elzer told Reuters.

Columbia Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp, is the distributor of the film.

The accident marked the latest in a string of mishaps during production of the 22nd installment of the James Bond film franchise.

Last week, Craig was reported to have suffered a laceration to his face that required eight stitches, though Elzer said he had no information about that.

Producers of the film said in April that a stuntman was hospitalized with serious injuries suffered in an accident behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo sports car in northern Italy.

Days before, British media reported that another car to be used in the production, an Aston Martin DBS, skidded off the road into a lake, but the driver escaped with minor injuries.

Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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