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Bond chippy's visitor royale

PUBLISHED: 17:27 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:12 23 August 2010

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A 20-YEAR-OLD carpenter, who worked on hit films Mamma Mia and the Bourne Ultimatum, helped create the set for the eagerly awaited Quantum of Solace. Joe Brampton, learned his craft at the Gravesend campus of North West Kent College, in Dering Way, Grave

HM The Queen and the carpenter:  Joe Brampton, left, meets Her Majesty during her visit to a film set at Pinewood Studios last year.

A 20-YEAR-OLD carpenter, who worked on hit films Mamma Mia and the Bourne Ultimatum, helped create the set for the eagerly awaited Quantum of Solace.

Joe Brampton, learned his craft at the Gravesend campus of North West Kent College, in Dering Way, Gravesend.

After working on the set of Casino Royale, the previous Bond film starring Daniel Craig as 007, he was part of the crew that built the sets for the 22nd film in the Bond series.

He first became involved in working on sets more than two years ago, after his brother met a contact on holiday in Spain.

Mr Brampton from Sidcup said: "I had been at college for about six months and managed to get the work experience through my brother and I worked on the set of Casino Royale for about seven months, working in Pinewood Studios.

"After that I managed to get work on other sets, like the Bourne Ultimatum, Mamma Mia and Anne Boleyn, and then last year I started working on the latest Bond film. It is hard work, but I love it. There are a lot of people working on the set, and a lot of pressure to get things done quickly, in time for the actors to come on and do their bit."

Mr Brampton, who also met the Queen during a visit to Pinewood Studios in November last year, was involved in constructing various sets for the long-awaited blockbuster.

His jobs included creating an underground safe-house and a stunt set where Daniel Craig jumps between two roofs 35ft in the air.

He added: "It was a great experience. I didn't actually get to meet any of the actors, but I saw plenty of them around, including Daniel Craig,

"It was long journeys up to the studios, but it was definitely worth it."

ed.riley@archant.co.uk

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