Scottish Manor House Recreated In Surrey For ‘Skyfall’ Filming
The Skyfall crew were up in Glencoe, Scotland on February 9, 2012 to shoot on location with actors Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench and with the famous Aston Martin DB5. As you all know, in the original novels written by Ian Fleming, James Bond’s father hails from Glencoe, but also the author love the area as well.
Due to the story requiring the old Scottish estate to be attacked and blown up in the film, the production crew has built a recreation of the building on Hankley Common in Surrey on land owned by the Ministry of Defense.
A bit of spoilers for you, the main building is called Skyfall Lodge and it explains the geographic reference that the title has in the film and as producer Barbara Broccoli mentioned back in November. 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 character, Silva turns up.
Progress in constructing the Scottish estate in Surrey has been tracked down by photographer and blogger Lucy Browne since early February. The building is almost complete now with main unit filming scheduled to start on Tuesday if the weather permits it.
Photo credits: Mi6-hq.com/ theforagingphotographer