1. Scottish Parliament To Double As 'Casino Royale'?

    By johncox on 2005-02-09

    The new Scottish parliament building could be handed a starring role in Casino Royale, according to a report in the Daily Record. The paper claims the £431 million home to Scotland’s politicians “is among a number of secret locations being considered by film makers.”



    An Eon spokeswoman told the Record: “A number of sites will be considered and we cannot rule out the Scottish parliament.”

    The Daily Record also quotes a source at Pinewood Studios as saying: “‘The Scottish parliament is a stunning building which could be turned into a casino for the film. It would be a perfect addition to the locations we’ve used over the years.”

    Scotland has featured in James Bond films in the past. Eilean Donan Castle, on the Kyle of Lochalsh, was used as a secret MI6 base in 1999’s The World Is Not Enough. Roger Moore filmed scenes at Faslane naval base for The Spy Who Loved Me.

    The parliament building, which was designed by Enric Miralles, opened last year next to Holyrood Palace. It is made up of a series of four to six-storey buildings linked by a garden lobby and houses Scotland’s 129 MSPs.

    In other Casino Royale location news, a rumor has been spreading among Bond fansites that Eon is currently scouting Suva in Fiji. But the Fiji Audio Visual Commission has stated it is not aware of any interest.

    Keep watching CBn for all the latest news on Casino Royale.

    Related stories: