Heatherden Hall / Pinewood House & Gardens
Pinewood Studios Back Lot
- Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965). Scene: Game of croquet.
- Goldfinger (1964): Scene: Parachute Landing
- From Russia with Love (1963): Scene: SPECTRE Island
- That Riviera Touch (1963)
Roger Moore in the gardens at Pinewood Studios Heatherden Hall with the Lotus Esprit from The Spy who Loved Me (1977)
Desmond Llewellyn at Heatherden Hall
Scene: Pre-Credit action sequence where 'Bond' is hunted by a SMERSH assassin.
Location: Grounds of Pinewood Studios
This country house at Pinewood Studios is used frequently as a location and you can see it in detail at it was then in several episodes of The Persuaders (1971) as well as many other movies.
Pinewood House and grounds in 1964: A scene from Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965).
Scene: The Persuaders ! (1971) Episode One - Overture
Location: Heatherden Hall / Gardens
The editor cuts to a shot of the vehicle arriving, which is filmed at Pinewood Studios. The two trees mid frame are Sequoiadendron Gigantia or Wellingtonia: Giant Redwoods. Discovered about 1851 they were brought from the West Coast of the North America and planted as specimen trees in the grounds of the great houses of Europa, especially in England. Their distinctive shape as much as the height they have reached one hundred and fifty years onwards enable one to spot the location of large country houses from a distant vantage point.
A frame from The Persuaders ! (1971) Episode 03 Take Seven at Pinewood House, shows the same location. Actual shots of other locations within the movie appear in frame more often than one would expect.
Map showing the path of arrival of the Renault. You can see the double pillar in front of the Renault's headlights. The same double pillar can be seen in the photograph from Episode 03 Take Seven. The same trees are in evidence forty years later.
Standing in for a casino in That Riviera Touch (1966) is Heatherden Hall / Pinewood House at Pinewood Studios. Also used in The Persuaders ! (1971).
Scene: Bond and Pussy land after their successful escape from the doomed aircraft.
Location: Pinewood House Gardens
The gardens of Heatherden Hall.
Winter: Roger Moore in the Renaissance Gardens at Pinewood Studios in the mid 1970s
Scene: The Persuaders! (1971) Episode Three: Take Seven
Location: Pinewood House and Grounds
Goldfinger (1964) - Mercedes-Benz chases Aston Martin
The Persuaders! (1971) - second episode entitled The Gold Napoleon.
At 00:39:26 as Bond moves off the mountainside in Switzerland, all the following scenes are back at Pinewood Studios in England. As Bond jumps over the 'factory wall' at 'Auric Industries' he is in fact inside the Pinewood compound.
In the above frame, Bond runs down the grassy berm inside the Pinewood compound. The burning Mercedes-Benz will also run down this same grassy berm.
Pinewood Studios in the Fifties showing the position of the berm used for the entrance of Bond
In the above aerial photograph, Pinewood Studios in the Fifties, looking North. The number two gate is situated far right of frame at the midpostion. The woods to the left of frame are Black Park. Underneath the camera but out of frame is a gravel extraction operation, which is still there. The rear gate of Pinewood into Black Park is somewhere just out of shot in the far bottom left of frame on the perimeter. Peace Road Crossroads is just out of frame to the left. The set of Auric Goldfinger's Ranch in Kentucky was constructed in the center of the open ground you see behind the studios facing the lower right of the frame, as was Gold Vault Road and Fort Knox.
In the above aerial photograph, Pinewood Studios in the Mid Seventies, looking North.You can see a set being constructed on the back lot.
In the above aerial photograph, Pinewood Studios in 2006 taken from the opposite end to the two photographs above. Black Park can be seen to the right of frame. The now destroyed Number Two Gate would have been to the right of the Pinewood House hidden among the trees.. Peace Road Crossroads in Black Park is just out of frame to the right. In a brief moment between conflagrations, the 007 Stage can been seen as the largest white building, middle right of frame.
These scenes within the Pinewood compound are documented in detail in David Warrel's excellent book:
The Most Famous Car in the World - The Complete History of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 by David Worral, published by Solo Publishing. ISBN 0-9517509-1-7 starting on page 69. The same locations within Pinewood can be viewed a a few years after they were used for filming Goldfinger (1964) in the second episode of The Persuaders! (1971) entitled The Gold Napoleon.
Sean Connery runs down the south wall of 'E' Stage.
Scene: Tilly Masterson takes up a position on the perimeter of Auric Industries with her AR-7 Explorer rifle .
Location: Black Park , behind Pinewood Studios
The lighting crew have rigged one or two of the large Mole-Richardson lights to give the impression of Auric Industries factory compound lights. The low undergrowth visible under the trees is a plant called bracken. It grows only from May to September.
In the above frame, the burning Mercedes-Benz completes its descent of the berm near the rear Perimeter of Pinewood Studios. There are another pair of sound stages out of frame to the left and then the perimeter of Black Park . This same location can be viewed a a few years after it was used for filming Goldfinger in the second episode of The Persuaders (1971) entitled The Gold Napoleon.
Pinewood Studios in the 1950s showing the berm used to roll the burning Mercedes-Benz down.
Pinewood Studios - Goldfinger's Henchman is ejected from the Aston Martin DB5
The position of the false wall within the roads between the sound stages.
Scene: The Persuaders! (1971) Episode 02 The Gold Napoleon: Tony Curtis follows the truck of the antagonists.
Location: Pinewood Studios
Goldfinger (1964): Scene: Auric Goldfinger's Kentucky Ranch
Goldfinger (1964): Scene: Fort Knox
From Russia with Love (1963): Scene: Gypsy camp shoot-out
Scene: Auric Goldfinger's Kentucky Ranch
Location: Pinewood Studio Back Lot (North End of Site)
Pinewood Studios Back Lot showing the location of the construction of the set of Auric Goldfinger's Kentucky Ranch.
In the above Photograph, Honor Blackman behind set of Auric Goldfinger's Kentucky Ranch at Pinewood Studios. Black Park, onto which Pinewood Studios adjoins, is visible in the Background.
In the above photographs, Honor Blackman and Sean Connery on the set of Auric Goldfinger's Kentucky Ranch, which was constructed on the backlot of Pinewood Studios, at the northern end.
Scene: Auric Goldfinger's men arrive to place the bomb in Fort Knox
Location: Pinewood Back Lot.
In the above aerial photographs, the position of the set of Gold Vault Road at Pinewood Studios.
Hands off Honor's bosom you cabbage-eating Hound !
Scene: Bond and Pussy land after their succesful escape from the doomed aircraft.
Location: Pinewood House Gardens
The gardens of Pinewood House.
The set of Cleopatra (1963) on Pinewood back lot. The set was re-used in Carry on Cleo (1964) , which was written as soon as the producers realised that the sets of Cleopatra (1963) could be re-used.
Pinewood Studios in the 1960s
Map of Black Park
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