Casino Royale (1967)

 

Casino-Royale Movie Poster - Bond and ladies with flame graphics

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Directed by: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Val Guest, Richard Talmadge

Writers: Ian Fleming (Novel), Wolf Mankowitz (Screenplay)

Starring: David Niven (James Bond), Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Barbara Bouchet

Kent Locations Used: Mereworth Castle

Casino Royale is a spoof James Bond film which is loosely based on Ian Fleming’s first novel of the same name. The plot film centres on James Bond coming out of retirement to take on the forces of SMERSH.

The film has an ensemble cast including David Niven as Sir James Bond, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Osron Welles and Woody Allen.

Mereworth Castle was used as Sir James Bond’s home, which SMERSH blow up at the start of the film. Mereworth Castle is not actually a castle but a grade 1 Palladian country house in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling.  It is now privately owned and not open to the public.

Casino Royale is available to buy on DVD.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the Kent Film Office James Bond trail: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/moviemap/james-bond-ian-fleming/

For more information about the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061452/

For more information about James Bond: http://www.007.com/