No time to die: all the places Bond has filmed in Berkshire as new movie hits theaters
The new James Bond No time to die premiered on September 30 and sees Daniel Craig’s famous spy embarking on a new mission.
Hot and sunny Jamaica sets the stage for the film, with Bond visiting Norway, London, the Faroe Islands and Italy.
But in addition to the sunny and exotic locations, 007 also frequented Slough, Ascot and Windsor in our own Berkshire.
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Some of Bond’s most recognizable scenes can be found at MI6 headquarters in London, but many other scenes that are not filmed on location are filmed at Pinewood Studios, located on the border between Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Bond films that were filmed in Berkshire include A sight to kill; On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; Golden eye; Fall from the sky and, of course, the last opus, No time to die.
Every Bond movie has some of its scenes shot at Pinewood Studios.
In 1976, the 007 stage was built at the studio for The spy who loved me.
The set burned down in 1984 and was reopened in 1985 and renamed “The Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage”.
Another fire occurred in 2006 when Casino Royale was being filmed, but that did not delay production of the film.
The set was also used for other films such as Charlie and the chocolate factory and Mom Mia! and it was also used as a set for Cambodian temples in Lara Croft: Tom Raider.
Ascot Racecourse is a popular location for film companies and James Bond films have been filmed there three times.
A sight to kill, Golden eye and Fall from the sky are all Bond movies that have scenes on the racetrack.
When the place has been used in Fall from the sky, the film crew transformed the set into the Shanghai International Airport and hired 300 Chinese extras for the filming.
The film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, was filmed in the Windsor Forest in the fictional Quarterdeck house, a Regency-era mansion.
In the new movie No time to die, Buttersteep Forest, located next to Windsor Forest, is featured and it is said that the area was closed for 12 days during filming.
Langley Park, Slough
Roger Moore played James Bond in A sight to kill which came out in 1985 and he did some scenes at Langley Park in Slough.
Quarry, Wraysbury in Berkshire is a water filled quarry which can be spotted in A sight to kill when a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud is pushed into a lake.
Roger Moore’s Bond is pushed into the water in a Rolls-Royce with his ally, and he avoids drowning by forcing the car door open and rise to the surface.
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As well as providing a backdrop for some of the Bond films, Berkshire has also hosted some of its stars and the late Sean Connery has rented two houses in Bray on two occasions, while also making films in the area.
Another actor, Bond-girl Caroline Munro, was born in Windsor and played the character, Naomi, in The spy who loved me.
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