Javier Bardem goes blond for next Bond flick

Javier Bardem
LONDON: Spanish actor Javier Bardem will wear a police uniform and a blond wig in his role as the villain in the next James Bond movie, according to photos from the shoot published Monday in London.

As is customary, secrecy surrounds the production of the next flick in the Agent 007 saga. But scenes filmed on the streets of downtown London last weekend revealed some intriguing details of "Skyfall" starring Daniel Craig as Bond.

Bardem plays a bad guy named Silva, but in the pictures he is dressed as a British cop and wears a blond wig that recalls his peculiar hairstyle in the movie "No Country for Old Men", a part that won him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

The leading characters of "Skyfall" are in London, where several scenes have been shot in Whitehall, the site of most government offices, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

During a press conference for the film last November, whose production had to be delayed for financial reasons, Bardem said that Bond movies bring "good memories" of his youth in Spain and that he was sure the experience was going to be "a lot of fun".