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 has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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