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
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
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).
blog for more photos and reports from the "Skyfall" set
in Hankley Common.