The London Job

By sizemore Last edited 146 months ago
The London Job

We just apologised to LA for sending Jason Statham their way only for him to turn up here again:

Hollywood hardman Jason Statham shivered through filming on a chilly East London film set. Crews transformed the cobbled Hoxton street, running next to the arches of a railway line, into a 1970s period set for Baker Street, based on the true story of the 1971 Baker Street bank robbery. The Lloyds Bank raid was hushed up for 30 years by MI5 and no arrests have ever been made, or money ever recovered. Statham, pictured in a polo neck and grey overcoat, is co-starring with Saffron Burrows.

Turns out all you need is a little celebrity and a pair of legs to get work halted on the tube:

The Site Manager, who gave his name as Joe, said: "I've agreed with the crew to stop all of the heavy machinery during filming, which isn't a problem. "Who's ever had a problem with working less? You get a great view of the set on the railway lines, and I've got no complaints about seeing Saffron Burrows in a short skirt."

We hope Joe and his crew get a special thank you in the credits. Oh, and sacked.

Last Updated 15 December 2006