2nd unit filming for Casino Royale is taking
place in Black Park near Pinewood Studios this week.
Set pictures and report!
Casino Royale Black Park Filming
5th July 2006
Fans who had heard
the park adjacent to the famous 007 home Pinewood Studios
would be seeing a little James Bond action stopped by yesterday
for a view to a thrill. Casino
Royale, the 21st entry in the series, is shooting some
action with the 2nd unit at Black Park, situated immediately
behind the studios.
Park is set within 530 acres of attractive woodland,
grassland and heath land with a 13 acre centre-piece lake.
The location has been used a number of times for James Bond
films, including: the area around Auric Enterprises and
the forest where Tilly masterson is killed in "Goldfinger"
(1964), the forest chase sequence in "Octopussy"
(1983), and the pipe-line explosion sequence from "The
World Is Not Enough" (1999).
Above: A sign near Pinewood Studios
points to the production filming.
The scenes shot this week come from the beginning of Casino Royale,
where the principal villains meet and conspire at an African village
/ military camp site.
Soldiers in costume as well as village 'locals' were on set today
filming a few sequences, which as showing in the pictures below,
also featured a helicopter, a jeep, trucks, various animals, lots
of smoke and gunfire.
The production team had previously posted a notice to the public
forewarning them of the filming activity:
Royale Productions Limited
Please note that the new James Bond movie, Casino Royale, will
be filming scenes in the middle of Black Park on Tuesday 4th and
Wednesday 5th July from approx. 0700-2000 hours. During our filming
at Black Park there maybe the possibility of some gunfire for
the scene, although it is not currently planned. We will have
animals (dogs, goats & chickens) on our filming set as part
of the scene. It would be greatly appreciated if you can keep
dogs on leads around our filming area on filming days. We are
liaising fully with the local authorities and also Black Park
Rangers with regard to our filming. We apologies (sic) for any
inconvenience caused during our visit to Black Park Country Park.
If you have any queries please call the Black Park Rangers Office.
Many thanks for your cooperation.
Below are pictures of the set taken at the weekend before shooting
Thanks to Suarv Harv, Simon & Kaye Harvey
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (Eon
Productions) and directed by Martin Campbell, CASINO ROYALE is
scheduled for release November 17, 2006. Principal photography
started on January 30th 2006, with locations in the UK, Czech
Republic (Prague), Italy, and the Bahamas. It will be British
actor Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond. He is the
sixth actor to play the 007 role in the franchise.
The film also stars Judi Dench, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey
Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias
Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schik, Ludger Pistor, Claudio
Santamaria and Isaach de Bankole.
Royale Release Dates
Royale Press Conference Video
Craig Press Conference
James Bond 007 #6 is Daniel Craig