JAMES BOND TAKES OVER ERNIE AND TIGER'S PAD
(Jun 12, 2006)
The Bahamas estate recently bought by golfers Tiger Woods and Ernie Els is to play a leading role in the new James Bond film, Casino Royale. Secluded Albany House in New Providence, became one of the first locations to be used for several scenes of the new 007 film, starring Daniel Craig as the smooth spy.
As well as being one of the most famous properties in the Bahamas, the estate was recently bought by the Tavistock Group, which includes Tiger Woods and South African Ernie Els. There are now plans to develop an exclusive residential community there, but before an ambitious modernisation takes place, the exotic charm of Albany House has been captured by Bond director Martin Campbell.
The estate isn't new to celebrity invasions - Bono, Celine Dion and John Travolta are believed to be past guests, but resort privacy rules forbid staff naming names. Jason Callender, a director of the development company, says, "We are excited to showcase the property in the upcoming movie, and participate in an event which will again bring international acclaim to islands of the Bahamas."