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Bond Blu-ray arrives in Wales

September 21st, 2012 by bash Comments

Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming has arrived at Penbryn Beach in the Aston Martin DBS featured in QUANTUM OF SOLACE, as the 007 Days of Bond tour passed through Wales on its third day of the 50th Anniversary relay.

Celebrating the release of the Bond 50 Blu-ray collection, Day 3 of the national tour recognised Wales’ many connections to James Bond, from Timothy Dalton to Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones to Desmond Llewellyn and most recently Hemming, the Oscar-winning Costume Designer of five Bond films.

In perfect sunshine, Lindy arrived at Penbryn Beach, the location of the climax of DIE ANOTHER DAY, where it doubled for North Korea and a temple was built on the cliff housing a love scene between Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan. Returning to the site of the memorable scene, she met fans who travelled from all over Wales, and presented a gold disc to Margaret Williams from the Welsh National Trust.

Hemming, who has designed costumes on Bond films including DIE ANOTHER DAY, GOLDENEYE, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH and CASINO ROYALE, said: “It’s a privilege to be part of the 007 Days of Bond tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary. I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the Bond legacy in the UK and it’s fantastic that the relay has come here to Wales to celebrate the Blu-ray release of all 22 films.

“Being here at Penbryn Beach really brings back memories of my childhood family holidays when we used to come from our home in Carmarthenshire. This was one of our favourite wild beaches, so it’s a wonderful coincidence that James Bond has brought me back here.”

Other locations on the seven-day tour will include Stoke Park, the scene of 1964’s classic golfing encounter between Bond and Auric Goldfinger, the Eden Project in Cornwall, which doubled as villain Gustav Graves’ diamond mine in DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) and Nene Valley, the location of thrilling train stunts in OCTOPUSSY (1983) and GOLDENEYE (1995).

After seven days of adventure the golden briefcase will arrive in Central London at 10.07am on September 24, as Britt Ekland and Richard Kiel hand-deliver it to the HMV store on Oxford Street with the Aston Martin stopping in front of the store.

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