Agent 007 may be the most quintessentially British spy, but he doesn’t spend too much of his time confined to his homeland.
Bond, James Bond, has been evading enemies, threatening villains and evading death in high speed car chases around the world for decades, and it wouldn’t be James Bond if there wasn’t a picturesque backdrop for every explosive scene.
Throughout 2019 and 2020, Daniel Craig was spotted in a number of stunning and historical locations - the trailer also teases some of the filming locations for No Time to Die.
So, where was the film shot and what role does each location play in the film? This is what you need to know.
Where was No Time To Die filmed?
Matera, Gravina In Puglia and Sapri
Italy features prominently in the official trailer for No Time To Die, including in the opening scene.
In the trailer, Bond is seen in a car chase sequence shot in Matera in southern Italy’s Basilicata. The scene jumps between Matera, a town in Basilicata that looks like it is carved directly into the hillside, and the Ponte dell’Acquedotto of Gravina in Puglia, for the part where Bond jumps off the famous two-tier Roman bridge.
Although not heavily emphasised in the trailer, Daniel Craig was also reportedly seen filming in the tranquil south west town of Sapri, South West Italy. The town, located near Salerno, was reportedly used as a filming location for two days.
Sapri bodes stunning beaches including Spiaggia Aell’Arco Magno (“Big Arch Beach” in English), named after a prominent geological accident, an arc formed from the erosion of the cliff, providing a natural entrance to a sheltered, secret cove.
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Filming took place in the Port Antonio city in the North East of Jamaica.
Jamaica features heavily throughout the 007 franchise and so it would be expected that it would be a destination in No Time To Die.
The initial trailer for the latest installment suggested there could be filming at James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s estate, Goldeneye, but this doesn’t appear to be the case.
Jamaica has also been the setting for the famous Honey Ryder scene in Dr No, and in 1973 Bond returned for Live And Let Die, where Jamaica stood in for banana republic San Monique.
Nittedal and The North Atlantic Road
It was reported by the Guardian that the Norwegian government offered 47 million kroner (about £4m) in tax breaks to have No Time To Die shoot there. The country has been steadily moving towards increasing reliance and focus on the tourism industry.
The stunning wintery backdrop of Iceland provides the perfect backdrop for the aerie, isolated scenes in the trailer when Rami Malek’s villain chases someone presumed to be a young Madeleine Swann across a frozen lake.
The spellbinding scene was shot near Nittedal, not far from Oslo, while other scenes are believed to be filmed on the Atlantic Ocean Road, known as ”The Road in the Ocean”, with seven bridges that allows the road to follow the islands in the sea like a snake.
The road serves up causeways and arched bridges across the stormy, unpredictable ocean.
Pinewood studios and city centre
Bond is British, so it would only make sense to see him walking through the iconic streets of Whitehall and returning to Q’s house.
He is seen descending the face of a building, getting caught up in intense conversations about his mission to honour queen and country and charming ladies (as Bond does), all thought to be shot in venues around The Big Smoke, and Pinewood Studios.
Kalsoy, Faroe Islands
What the Faroe Islands lack in population, it makes up for in stunning coastlines, valleys and mountainous terrain.
Kalsoy’s name translates as ‘man island’ and is located in the North East of the archipelago. Despite having only around 150 people residing there, it boasts 13 peaks and eleven valleys.
While London might be the first place you think of when you hear ‘British’, Bond is also a frequent visitor of Scotland’s lochs and mountains.
In July 2021, Bond was reportedly seen in Aviemore in the Cairngorms. The town is a popular destination for mountaineers, skiers and water sports such as canoeing and outdoor swimming.
The trailer showcases the naturally stunning greenery and serene lochs, as Bond races through the winding loch roads in another car chase which ends with a vehicle flipping on it’s bonnet.
Scotland is a regular destination for Bond, having previously featured in Skyfall, where Bond’s family home was set in the Highlands. There are also scenes filmed in Scotland in The World Is Not Enough, The Spy Who Loved Me and From Russia With Love.
When is No Time to Die released?
James Bond’s 25th canon instalment , No Time to Die, was released in UK cinemas on 30 September.