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Most of ‘Casino Royale’ was shot in the Czech Republic, mainly in Prague. In 2006 James Bond film crew was working in different locations in the city and at the Barrandov Studio. 10 years later I have visited the studio to see stages where interior sets were built.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicIn Barrandov Studio logo (photo above) you can see the studio main building (photo below) that is located at Krizeneckeho namesti.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicInside the building, in front of the reception desk, there are film posters, with “Casino Royale’ in the middle, hanging on the wall. It is worth mentioning that there were also other international films shot at Barrandov Studio such as ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’, ‘The Bourne Identity’ etc.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicStreets inside the Barrandov Studio are named after famous Czech film directors. Below you can see a photo of Otakar Vavra street sign. Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicNext photos show the building where ‘Casino Royale’ was shot. It was built in 1940’s. There is a hudge Barrandov Studios logo on the roof of the building that can be seen i.e. on Google maps.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicThere is an entrance to the offices in the building at Otakar Vavra street.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicOn the other side of the building, at Frantisek Vlacil street, there are large entry gates to three stages.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech Republic‘Casino Royale’ was shot in Stage Number 6, where main decoration was built. Total area of the stage is 40 meters x 50 meters with construction area 36 meters x 46 meters and a height of 12 meters.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech Republic‘Casino Royale’ was also shot in Stage Number 7, where main decoration was built. Total area of the stage is 29 meters x 40 meters with construction area 25 meters x 36 meters and a height of 12 meters. Photo below shows film decorations in that stage.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicIt is worth to visit empty stage to see how big that is. Below you can see part of the Stage MAX that is the largest stage in Europe at 4,000 square metres at height of 13,75 meters. It was oficially opened on December 2006, a few months after ‘Casino Royale’ was shot.Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicI have also visited furniture warehouse where few furniture from ‘Casino Royale’ can be found (photos below).Barrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicBarrandov Studio in Prague, Czech RepublicI would like to thank Jakub Zika and Lubomir Konecny from Barrandov Studio.

Sources:
– „James Bond. Szpieg którego kochamy” Michał Grzesiek, Wydawnictwo Bukowy Las 2011
www.barrandov.cz

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