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Blades Private Club

Saga James Bond
Also appears in Movie Die Another Day (2002) Movie Quantum of Solace (2008)
James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) goes to the private club Blades to meet Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens).
Reform Club Pall Mall London
Reform Club Pall Mall London. (Photo credit: Steve Cadman on Flickr)

“- James Bond. For the lesson.
– I see you handle your weapon well.
– I have been known to keep my tip up.”

James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and Verity (Madonna)

Suspecting Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) of using his Icelandic diamond mine to cover up his handling of South African conflict diamonds, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) decides to confront the billionaire himself.

He goes to the private club Blades to face the businessman in a fencing duel. The fight turns sour and very quickly, the stakes are getting higher.

Instead of the harmless foils, the two fighters quickly switch to saber, katana, and then sword, disturbing the calm of the club.

The fight ends in the small courtyard, where 007 manages to slightly wound his opponent in the torso.

In the main hall, the billionaire pays his debt, before James Bond is handed a mysterious key by the club’s concierge (Oliver Skeete).

The Blades are of course fictional, the scenes were shot at the very private Reform Club.

In Quantum of Solace, M (Judi Dench) is summoned by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Tim Pigott-Smith) for a re-fit following the incidents caused by the secret agent (Daniel Craig).

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Madonna is not credited in her role as Verity in the credits. Her performance was considered a cameo.

Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day
Scene at Blades private club in Die Another Day. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Danjaq and United Artists)

The Reform Club

Opened in 1836, the Reform Club was originally a very closed political circle that originated with the Great Reform Act of 1832.

The front façade was inspired by the Palazzo Farnese, a high Renaissance palace in Rome that was home to many architects, including Michelangelo.

It was not until 1920 that the club opened to a completel... Learn more about The Reform Club

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By Damien Duarte

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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