James Bond is going back to his roots in "Skyfall". Major plot developments from the location work in Surrey this week...

Bond's Family Ancestry

13th March 2012

James Bond is going back to his roots in “Skyfall”. Click here to read the previous report from the location.

As MI6 reported at the weekend, 007 and M flee London to his home estate in Scotland, which is where the title of the film is taken. Whilst the main building, Skyfall Lodge, will be attacked (in a nice twist on the usual Bond film climax of the villain’s base being destroyed), it is a small secondary building that will hold the most interest to fans.

Also on the Bond family’s estate is a small chapel and a grave site for his parents Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix who died in a climbing accident when he was a child. This literary back-story has been mentioned in passing by films before, specifically “GoldenEye”, but this will be the first time that the topic is faced head on by the character.

Construction on the buildings was completed yesterday in a hive of activity, with location filming scheduled for today with Daniel Craig. As the Foraging Photographer reports, even fake dead trees and artificial snow was used to dress the location to match shots filmed in Glencoe earlier this year.

Names on the Bond family gravestones include Robert Bond, Celia Bond, Valentine Bond, Kathleen Bond, and his parents Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix Bond. The latter stone is marked “tragically departed” with the latin phrase “Mors Ultima Linea Rerum Est” (Death is Everything's Final Limit).

Visit The Foraging Photographer's blog for more photos and reports from the "Skyfall" set in Hankley Common.

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