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Somerset House

Saga James Bond
Also appears in Movie GoldenEye Martin Campbell (1995) Movie Tomorrow Never Dies Roger Spottiswoode (1997)
Somerset House is used several times in the James Bond saga, notably in GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies.
Somerset House London
Somerset House London. (Photo credit: Fantrippers)

“- Who is the competition?
– An ex-KGB guy. Tough mother. Limps on his right leg. Name’s Zukovsky.
– Valentin Dimitreveych Zukovsky?
– Yeah. You know him?
– I gave him the limp.”

James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and Jack Wade (Joe Don Baker)

In GoldenEye, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is sent to St. Petersburg and reunited with his contact Jack Wade.

And to think that he said his old car never broke down. Having just picked up Bond at the airport, Jack Wade is forced to make a makeshift repair on this Russian square.

While he’s tinkering, he explains to the British spy that no one has ever seen Janus, but that Valentin Zukovsky might be able to give him some information. But James Bond knows him, he has crossed paths with him in the past.

While everything seems to suggest that the two agents are in Russia, they are in fact in the courtyard of Somerset House in London.

In Tomorrow Never Dies, on the other hand, James Bond enters the compound for a summit meeting with the Admiral of the Royal Navy (Geoffrey Palmer) and M (Judi Dench).

1987

It’s a short step from criminal to CIA. Joe Don Baker played the role of arms and drug dealer Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights in 1987.

Scene on the square of Saint Petersburg in GoldenEye
Scene on the square of Saint Petersburg in GoldenEye. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene on the square of Saint Petersburg in GoldenEye
Scene on the square of Saint Petersburg in GoldenEye. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq and United Artists)
Scene at Somerset House in Tomorrow Never Dies
Scene at Somerset House in Tomorrow Never Dies. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at Somerset House in Tomorrow Never Dies
Scene at Somerset House in Tomorrow Never Dies. (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)

Somerset House

Built on the ruins of an ancient palace complex, Somerset House is a hidden gem in the heart of London.

Built around 1550, Old Somerset House was a palace complex used by Edward Seymour (first Duke of Somerset). It was confiscated in 1589, when its construction was not yet completed.

Gradually abandoned by the Crown, the buildings were used for storage, as a residence for visiting dignitaries and as barracks.

The buildings were demolished in 1775 to make way for a new complex, built from 1776 to 1796. Originally the home of the Royal Academy, the premises now serve as the permanent home of the Courtauld Institute and the Courtauld Gallery collection since 1989, as well as the departmental offices of HM Revenue and Customs.

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Contains:
– Dr No (1962)
– From Russia with Love (1963)
– Goldfinger (1964)
– Thunderball (1965)
– You Only Live Twice (1967)
– On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
– Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
– Live and Let Die (1973)
– The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
– The Spy Who Loved Me (1976)
– Moonraker (1979)
– For Your Eyes Only (1981)
– Octopussy (1983)
– A View to a Kill (1985)
– The Living Daylights (1987)
– Licence to Kill (1989)
– GoldenEye (1995)
– Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
– The World Is Not Enough (1999)
– Die Another Day (2002)
– Casino Royale (2006)
– Quantum of Solace (2008)
– Skyfall (2012)
– Spectre (2015)

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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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