Britain's Biggest Sound Stage Completely Destroyed
The large James Bond stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire has been destroyed by fire. At least eight fire engines tackled the blaze at the set, where filming for the new movie Casino Royale has finished. Eyewitness Jen McVean, who owns a firm at the studios in Iver Heath, said the stage was "completely on fire".
The large sound stage had been transformed into a replica Venice where the film, with a reported budget of £39m ($72m), is partly based. Mrs McVean, 27, said earlier the stage looked completely on fire. "Nothing is salvageable and there are many, many fire engines there," she added.