On Thursday, the new James Bond film No Time To Die was released in UK cinemas after delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Daniel Craig has described the final cinematic journey of his James Bond as “spectacular”, with critics agreeing the pandemic-delayed film was well worth the wait.

The blockbuster’s stars including Craig, Lea Seydoux and Lashana Lynch joined with a quartet of leading royals, celebrities such as Stormzy and young US Open champion Emma Raducanu at No Time To Die’s world premiere in London earlier this week.

So we have taken a look back at the times locations in Essex have been used for filming for previous Bond movies. 

Do you remember these scenes?


A scene from the 1964 film starring Sean Connery as the MI6 agent was filmed at Southend Airport. 

While investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

In an iconic scene, Goldfinger's Rolls Royce is loaded onto a British United Air Ferries Carvair prior to the master villain's flight to Geneva.

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Having tracked his Goldfinger, Bond drives his iconic Aston Martin DB5 into the airport before loading it into the plane's huge belly and pursuing Goldfinger in Switzerland.

The scene involving Bond was shot at Southend's original terminal. 

Tomorrow Never Dies

The 1997 film, starring Pierce Brosnan as Bond, had a scene filmed at Stansted Aiport. 

The action thriller sees a media baron set about triggering World War III so that his 24-hour news network can profit from exclusive coverage of the conflict.

In the film Bond and Q are sent to Hamburg to inspection of the gadget-laden BMW 750iL.

But it was actually shot inside a private hangar at Stansted Airport.