This is the moment Londoners were faced with a rather unexpected, and somewhat terrifying, sight as a life-sized polar bear took a trip on the Underground.
The fully-animated creature, which takes two people to operate, was spotted around London – coming face to face with commuters at Charing Cross, before wandering across Hampstead Heath and even plodding along the South Bank.
The 8ft male bear’s London trip marked the launch of Sky Atlantic’s new crime drama Fortitude. Starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Christopher Ecclestone, the 11-part series – which was filmed in both Iceland and the UK – follows a small community in the Arctic that is rocked by a savage murder.
The bear – which was today set to be mainly around the South Bank – was operated by puppeteers Tom Wilton and Derek Arnold, who worked together on the critically-acclaimed West End show War Horse. The pair spent hours studying footage of real polar bears in preparation, before five days in the costume to perfect the animal’s movements.
Source: Evening Standard
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