Watch: James Bond Team On Why They’re Shooting ‘Skyfall’ In London

Daniel Craig in ‘Skyfall’

Sam Mendes lives in London, but he doesn’t think the city is particularly photogenic or full of personality. This is just one of the revelations that come from this short video blog about the making of the new James Bond movie Skyfall, which is being shot on location in… drumroll… London.

We also discover – via Daniel Craig, last seen escorting Queen Elizabeth II out of a helicopter above the Olympics – that the intention is to place Bond back on home turf, and that includes placing a British spy among British government institutions in Whitehall, which just happens to be near Big Ben and the London Eye and all of those iconic London landmarks.

And, for a hint as to whether it’s been worth it or not, here’s the ‘Skyfall’ trailer:

Do you think London lacks personality? Tell us here:

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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