Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Many of you will be aware that it has been half a century since Sean Connery starred in the first ever James Bond film. But what many people don’t know is that the Eden Project has its own special place in the 50 year history of 007 blockbusters.
Cast your mind back to the 2002 movie Die Another Day, featuring Pierce Brosnan as the indelible Mr Bond. Now you may recall the villain Gustav Grave had a diamond mine, the exterior of which was in fact the iconic biomes of the Eden Project.
To honour this connection, founder of the Eden Project, Tim Smit, was recently presented with a commemorative golden disc. Visitors also got a glimpse of the Aston Martin used in the film Quantum of Solace, along with the original script for the 007 filming at Eden.
The celebrations were part of a seven day tour to mark the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series. A golden briefcase containing the first copy of the Bond 50 Blu-ray collection is travelling the length and breadth of the UK, visiting some of the most memorable locations used in the Bond films.
To check out the film location for yourself, head to the Eden Project near St Austell. Pierce Brosnan sadly can’t be found on set any more, but it’s still well worth a visit!