WHERE TO HOLIDAY LIKE JAMES BOND  

Janyary:

The Cambridge setting for Stephen Hawkin biopic. “The Theory of Everything” will doubtless inspire movie-going punters to become literal ones.

 

February:

Can’t Ski, Won’t Ski… we mean “The Lump”. Your movies can look at least as pro with a visit to the show’s setting. Bergisel Ski Jump, in Innsbruck, Austria.

 

March:

Osuna’s local businesses must have rubbing their hands together when the Andalucian town (an hour from Seville) wan announced as the latest for Games of Thrones. Series 5. Judging by other GoT locations, they can expect a rise in visitor numbers of 15%.

 

April:

Prague, always a top location for Cold War movies, is set to shine again in gruesome thriller Child 44, adapted from the Tom Rob Smith novel and starring a dapper Tom Hardy.

 

May:

BBC productions of Wolf Hall and Peace (both out in autumn) and this month’s Carey Mulligan vehicle, Far from the madding Crowd, are set to turn the west Country into a bodice-heaving hotspot.

 

June:

The story of Constantine Brancusi, who tramped 1.920km across Europe in 1903 will make unlikely movie stars of Carpathian mountains around his Romanian birthplace in Walking to Paris.

 

July:

Kenneth Brannagh returns for a fourth series as dour detective Wallander, no doubt inspiring a spike in pilgrimages to the Swedish city of Ystad from BBC Four viewers.

 

August:

After italian’s diorecto Paolo Sorrentino’s 2013 Rome based epic. “The Great Beauty”, he was honoured for making the city proud. Will his latest release, “The early Years”, starring Michael Caine, cast stardust in its Swiss location, the Schatzalp Hotel in Davos?

 

September:

Just one more reason the Maltese islands are the hot this year (see p24): Gozo’s set to shine in Brangelina vanity project. By the Sea.

 

October:

As Daniel Craig returns to screens in Spectre, the 24th. film in the Bond series make like 007 with a visit to charming Obertilliach, Austria /fly to Vienna). We’re guessing (SpolierAlert) he saves the world and get the girl.

 

November:

According to rumours, bombastic blockbuster Autobahn, featuring Nicholas Hoult as a drug runner, is set to make the motorways around Cologne look strangely, even dangerously glamorous.

 

December:

Say what you like about Dan Brown, but in his book adaptations have beautiful settings. “Inferno”, the third to feature TomHanks as Robert Langdon, is set to be filmed in Florence and Venice, if you needed another excuse for a visit.

 

 

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