No Time To Die is out in UK cinemas from September 30 (Pictures: Eon Productions)
Daniel Craig will be making his final appearance as Ian Fleming’s secret agent in the delayed movie that had its star-packed premiere at the Royal Albert Hall this week.
Like any Bond adventure, it is a blockbuster that spans the globe, as 007 goes hunting for the villainous Safin (Rami Malek), who is in possession of a deadly weapon that threatens the world.
But where exactly was the latest Bond movie shot? Take a seat.
Where was No Time To Die filmed?
The cast of No Time To Die – led by director Cary Joji Fukunaga – shot on location in numerous countries to bring the globe-trotting escapades to life.
Here are the main locations that were used for 007’s latest mission.
Jamaica seems like an ideal retirement spot (Picture: Eon Production)
In the film, audiences are reintroduced to James Bond having left MI6 and enjoying his retirement on the island nation of Jamaica.
The Port Antonio area and Kingston Harbour will both be featured in Bond 25.
It is not the first time that Jamaica has been used in the franchise, as both Dr. No and Live and Let Die were also shot on the Caribbean island.
Bond creator Ian Fleming also had a house named GoldenEye in Jamaica where he wrote many of the spy novels that gave birth to the franchise.
The epic frozen lake scene was filmed in Norway (Picture: Eon Production)
A couple of spots in Norway were used for key sequences in No Time To Die.
The Atlantic Ocean Road – which connects the island of Averoy with the Norwegian mainland – provides the backdrop for a thrilling chase sequence in which Bond drives a classic Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Norway’s Nittedal Forest also provided some icy landscapes for the movie, with a chase taking place across a frozen lake.
An Aston Martin chase took place on this beautiful bridge in Italy (Picture: Eon Production)
Multiple Italian locations were used for the film, with the historic city center of Matera playing host to an Aston Martin chase.
The scene in question – which features heavily in trailers – involves Bond’s classic Aston Martin DB5, as it zips through the Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and its surrounding stone white houses.
A motorcycle stunt was also shot near Matera Cathedral in Piazza Duomo was performed for real, while a nerve-shredding set piece on a bridge was shot in another town, Gravina di Puglia.
Filming also took place in the southwest town of Sapri, namely on the white sands of the Spiaggia dell’Arcomagno beach.
Kalsoy, Faore Islands
The remote lush green hills of Kalsoy in the Faore Islands of Denmark also feature in the film.
Home to less than 80 people and a few dozen sheep, Kalsoy is located in the north-east of the Islands – its thin shape and road tunnels have given it the nickname ‘the flute’.
Scotland is no stranger to the Bond franchise (Picture: Eon Production)
Scotland is also no stranger to the James Bond franchise after Glencoe featured in Craig’s third film, Skyfall.
Many areas of Scotland were used for No Time To Die, including the tranquil lochs of Aviemore in The Cairngorms and the Ardverikie House Estate on the banks of Loch Laggan.
The estate has also featured in hit TV shows Outlander and The Crown.
‘I love Scotland and going back and filming up there,’ said Craig.
‘We were in the studio for months and then we went [to Glen Coe] and the space – it was such a relaxing time and the same on this [film], although we went driving across fields at 90mph and crashing cars and things.
‘It was a beautiful place to be’, added the 53-year-old Bond actor.
Bond can be seen strutting the streets of Whitehall (Picure: Eon Production)
Of course, no Bond movie would be complete without a little bit of the action taking place in London.
Craig can be seen on the streets of Whitehall in the trailer, while the sets were built on the soundstages of Pinewood Studios, located in the village of Iver Heath, 18 miles from central London.
Pinewood has been home to the Bond franchise since it started, with many of the iconic sets across the series being built in the Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, named after the original producer of the movies.
No Time To Die is out in UK cinemas from September 30, 2021.
Credit: Original article published here.