Director: John Madden Writers: Michelle Ashford, Ben Macintyre Starring: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Johnny Flynn, Kelly Macdonald Production Company: See-Saw Films Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Operation Mincemeat (2022) is a drama set during World War Two. The film is based on the true story on how British intelligence officers pulled off one of the most successful wartime deceptions of Nazi Germany.
Diamonds Are Forever was directed by Guy Hamilton and features the legendary Sean Connery as James Bond for the very last time. The seventh spy film in the popular series sees Bond impersonating a diamond smuggler to uncover a plot to destroy a city. Will he be able to keep one step ahead of his nemesis and save the day?
Based on Ian Fleming’s novel of the same name, this thrilling film is about Bond’s battle with his old nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, after discovering he isn’t just a diamond smuggler but is using the diamonds to build a giant laser to destroy Washington DC.
Starring alongside Sean Connery is Jill St. John (The Lost World, Tony Rome) as Tiffany Casethe, Charles Gray (The Devil Rides, You Only Live Twice) as Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Lana Wood (Captain America) as Plenty O’Toole.
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
Production Company: Famous Artists Productions
Kent Locations Used:Mereworth Castle
Casino Royaleis 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.