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Our Lady of Smolensk Church

Saga James Bond
Movie GoldenEye Martin Campbell (1995)
The only survivor of the massacre at her former base, Natalya (Izabella Scorupco) seeks out another fellow survivor, Boris Grishenko (Alan Cumming), at Our Lady of Smolensk Church.
Hagia Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London.
Hagia Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London. (Photo credit: Fantrippers)

“You aren’t safe. Trust no-one. Meet me at the church of Our Lady of Smolensk in one hour.”

Boris Grishenko (Alan Cumming)

After managing to track down her former colleague via the computer network, Natalya goes to the church in Smolensk to see Boris (Alan Cumming) again.

Lost and frightened, she seeks answers about the massacre at her former base in Severnaya. The gloomy and gloomy atmosphere of the church does not reassure the programmer.

When she finally finds Boris, Natalya is unpleasantly surprised to see him accompanied by one of the complex’s assailants, Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen).

Shot in London rather than Russia, the scene takes place in the Saint Sophia Cathedral ironically located on Moscow Road. The exterior, on the other hand, was filmed at Brompton Cemetery.

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The French premiere of the film was cancelled due to a dispute. Indeed, the Ministry of Defence took a dim view of lead actor Pierce Brosnan’s involvement in supporting Greenpeace in opposing French nuclear testing.

Scene from the Church of Our Lady of Smolensk in GoldenEye
Scene from the Church of Our Lady of Smolensk in GoldenEye. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene from the Church of Our Lady of Smolensk in GoldenEye
Scene from the Church of Our Lady of Smolensk in GoldenEye. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene from the Church of Our Lady of Smolensk in GoldenEye
Scene from the Church of Our Lady of Smolensk in GoldenEye. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq and United Artists)

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Divine Wisdom (Hagia Sophia)

An architectural masterpiece, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Divine Wisdom, also known as Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, has been home to London’s Greek Orthodox for many years.

And more exactly since its construction in 1877. Previously, the Greek Orthodox had a first church, and then met in various places. When the building of this place of worship was decided, nothing was left to chance.

Not even the price or the slightest ornament, since nearly 600 plans were made to control the costs and the work in its every detail. In a year and a half, the building was completed.

Consecrated in 1882, it has since been a refuge for all Greek Orthodox in London.

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By Damien Duarte

Monday, May 17, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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