The British actor is currently in Mexico City working on the latest leg of the movie shoot, and he has been spotted filming scenes in the city's historic squares.

The area has been filled with colourful floats and towering skeleton props to recreate a Day of the Dead parade eight months before the holiday is normally celebrated in late October and early November, and hundreds of extras in spooky costumes turned out for the shoot.

Pictures of the spectacular parade have emerged online, while video footage shows a giant skeleton being carried through the city. Craig has also been pictured performing stunts on a ledge of a historic building high above the streets.

Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli say in a statement, "During the past 53 years, the James Bond movies have been renowned for filming in the most beautiful and exotic locations in the world. For the opening of Spectre, we are filming an exciting sequence in Mexico City featuring the Day of the Dead festival. Mexico City was chosen for the film because of the authentic needs of the story."

Spectre is due for release later this year (15).