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Shaken and stirred: Welsh politicians say no to James Bond

Politicians in Wales have rejected a request from James Bond film producers to shoot scenes for the next action film in the main chamber of their National Assembly building in Cardiff.

hollywood Updated: Mar 13, 2015 17:02 IST
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Politicians in Wales have rejected a request from James Bond film producers to shoot scenes for the next action film in the main chamber of their National Assembly building in Cardiff.

007 filmmakers had planned to use the Senedd's debate hall for a sequence in Spectre, but it has since been revealed that local officials denied permission for the shoot late last year, reported BBC online.

The assembly statement read: "The Senedd's Siambr (chamber) is the home of Welsh democracy and seat of government for Wales.

"Some media activity is allowed in the Siambr when it relates to the work of the assembly or reflects the Siambr's status as the focal point of Welsh civic life. (But) it is not a drama studio."

Bond bosses were given the opportunity to use other parts of the assembly's estate instead, but they turned down the offer.

Production on Spectre, starring Daniel Craig as the British secret agent, recently moved to Rome, Italy, but makers had to rework their location shoot after they were banned from filming in a cemetery and shooting a high-speed car chase near an historic landmark.