Celluloid London celebrated
The speedboat chase scene in the Bond movie, The World is Not Enough, has been voted as the top London movie moment of all time.
15:05 14 October 2004
The speedboat chase scene in the Bond movie, The World is Not Enough, has been voted as the top London movie moment of all time in a poll by London Underground.
The survey was carried out as part of its Unlocking London campaign.
Almost a fifth of those questioned in the survey voted for the famous scene with Pierce Brosnan speeding along the Thames in a high-tech speedboat. The film takes in London's riverside landmarks such as the MI6 building, London Bridge and the Millennium Dome.
Renee Zellweger being chased through Bermondsey by Colin Firth in Bridget Jones' Diary took second place behind James Bond with 15 per cent of the vote.
The climax of The Thirty Nine Steps, in front of Big Ben, was in third position.
The Danny Boyle concept film 28 Days Later shows a forbidding, deserted capital. Fans voted the scenes from this film to be their fourth favourite in the poll.
Platform 9 , created by JK Rowling in the world famous Harry Potter series of books was the nation's favourite fictional London film destination, with one in three people nominating it.
Leicester Square emerged as the most film-friendly Underground station, with just under one in four people questioned thinking that were most likely to spot a film star there.
Elizabeth Norris of London Underground commented: "London Film Festival is one of the highlights of the year for movie lovers in the capital. We hope that the results from our poll will encourage people to make the most of their city and explore all the world famous icons the capital has on offer."