Helen Mirren enjoys a boat tour of London with Bruce Willis and John Malkovich… but it"s just a scene for Red 2


Anchors away! Helen Mirren enjoys a boat tour of London with Bruce Willis and John Malkovich… but it's just a scene for Red 2

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20:52 GMT, 21 October 2012

She caused a stir as gun-toting former black ops agent Victoria in all-star thriller movie Red back in 2010.

So Helen Mirren fans will be delighted to see that the actress is reprising her role for the upcoming highly-anticipated sequel.

Helen was spotted shooting scenes for the project alongside co-stars Bruce Willis and John Malkovich in London on Saturday.

Anchors away: Helen Mirren and John Malkovich were seen shooting scenes for movie sequel Red 2 on board a boat in London on Saturday

Anchors away: Helen Mirren and John Malkovich were seen shooting scenes for movie sequel Red 2 on board a boat in London on Saturday

Room for us The actors were joined by a host of extras, hair and make-up artists and crew on the vessel

Room for us The actors were joined by a host of extras, hair and make-up artists and crew on the vessel

And while tourists could be forgiven for thinking the trio were simply seeing the sights of London by means of a boat tour, they were in fact getting to work filming scenes for the sure to be explosive thriller.

Helen was seen wrapped up warm against the cold London temperatures in a cream jumper, fur-trimmed beige coat and grey hat.

She topped off her super-stylish outfit with a slick of red lipstick to match her brightly-coloured gloves.

Simply stylish: Helen wore a cream jumper, fur-trimmed beige jacket and grey hat for the filming, with a slick of red lipstick to match her gloves

Simply stylish: Helen wore a cream jumper, fur-trimmed beige jacket and grey hat for the filming, with a slick of red lipstick to match her gloves

All-star cast: Helen and John were joined on the set by Bruce Willis, who looked dapper in his flat cap

All-star cast: Helen and John were joined on the set by Bruce Willis, who looked dapper in his flat cap

All-star cast: Helen and John were joined on the set by Bruce Willis, who looked dapper in his flat cap

Taking in the sights: During the shoot, the boat made its way underneath Tower Bridge while filming took place

Taking in the sights: During the shoot, the boat made its way underneath Tower Bridge while filming took place

The group were seen shooting on board the Erasmus, a charter boat described as 'a versatile Thames party boat'.

They were joined by an abundance of
hair and make-up artists, camera operators, extras and the movie
director and producers as they shot the scenes.

After the long day of filming, Helen,
Bruce, John and co-star Mary Louise-Parker were seen getting into their
waiting cars at the Tower Millenium Pier and calling it a day.

Wrapping up: Helen was seen being helped on with her jacket as she braved the chilly temperatures in the capital

Wrapping up: Helen was seen being helped on with her jacket as she braved the chilly temperatures in the capital

Reprising her role: Actress Mary Louise Parker was also seen on the set of the movie

Reprising her role: Actress Mary Louise Parker was also seen on the set of the movie

It was revealed last year that Summit Entertainment would be releasing Red 2 on August 2, 2013, and that the film 'will reunite the team of
retired CIA operatives with some new friends as they use their
“old-school style” to take on new enemies in Europe.'

The new movie features an all-star cast including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins and David Thewlis, although the plot is still unknown.

Helen caused controversy in the first movie with a scene which saw her tote a machine gun.

Calling it a day: After a long few hours of filming, the cast made their way into their waiting cars to head home

Calling it a day: After a long few hours of filming, the cast made their way into their waiting cars to head home

However, co-star Bruce later came
forward to admit that he had been forced to step in when producers on
the movie threatened to cut the scene.

He explained: 'I said if that scene is not in the film I want them to take every shot of me out of the movie.

'But it's in. It's so… it's just
sexy. Who knew 'I think Helen would've been doing action films a while
ago – with that .50 calibre machine gun in a ball gown. Wow!'

Controversial: Bruce Willis stepped in when bosses threatened to cut a sexy scene involving Helen and a machine gun from the original film

Controversial: Bruce Willis stepped in when bosses threatened to cut a sexy scene involving Helen and a machine gun from the original film