Daniel Craig tells of filming the new Knives Out movie in Greece during lockdown at London Film Festival

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Whodunnit movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has closed this year’s London Film Festival with stars telling Sky News how pleased they are the industry is back in full swing following the pandemic.

The follow-up to the 2019 hit Knives Out sees Daniel Craig reprising his role as detective Benoit Blanc.

“It’s just wonderful to be here at the London Film Festival on the closing night,” the Bond star told Sky News.

“Especially with the standard of film this year, which has been so amazing – to be in that number is just exceptional.”

The rest of Glass Onion’s ensemble cast, including Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, and Janelle Monae are new to the franchise.

The movie was shot partly in Greece during the pandemic, which meant the cast grew close as they were forced to spend time together.

“I mean, it was an amazing experience,” Craig said.

“We were under lockdown, so we were kind of restricted in our movements so we couldn’t really go very many places.

“It was about 150 degrees in the shade, but, you know, those are high-class problems.”

Kate Hudson, who plays a former supermodel turned designer, told Sky News the cast got on brilliantly.

“It was good fun, with a lot of hard work in between, you know?” she said.

“But we were a good work-hard, play-hard cast, so we were very well suited for each other, we had really good times.

“It was COVID, so it kind of forced us to have to play with each other for three months, so we ended up getting really close and it was really fun.”

The film is screening in London following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

With early reviews for the film very positive, attention now turns to the third.

In 2021, Netflix paid for two Knives Out sequels in a deal reported to be worth almost £400m.