Take a look how a Scottish manor house has been
recreated in Surrey for "Skyfall" filming this week...
12th March 2012
As regular readers will know, the "Skyfall" crew
were up in Glencoe,
Scotland, on 9th February 2012 to shoot on
location with Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, and the famous Aston
Martin DB5. In the original novels by Ian Fleming, James Bond's
father had hailed from Glencoe. The author was also known to
love the area.
Due to the story requiring the old Scottish
estate to be attacked and blown up in the film, the production
has built a recreation
of the building on Hankley Common in Surrey on land owned by
the Ministry of Defence.
The main building is
called Skyfall Lodge, and explains the 'geographic reference'
the title has in the
film, as producer Barbara Broccoli
mentioned late last year. The construction includes the main
lodge, a small chapel, and a grand gated entrance. After M and
Bond flee London in the third reel, 007 takes her to his family
estate and discusses his childhood, before things take another
turn for the worse when Javier Bardem's villain Silva turns up.
Progress in constructing the Scottish estate
in Surrey has been tracked by photographer and blogger Lucy Browne
since early February.
The building is almost complete now, with main unit filming scheduled
to start on Tuesday, weather permitting.
blog for more photos from the "Skyfall" set
in Hankley Common.