Forum members might find the 007 Atlas an interesting online tool for looking at where James Bond has traveled over the past nearly 60 years and across 24 films. I’m not usually a great fan of these research tie-in promotions, but found I spent an unhealthy amount of time on this particular website.
The 007 Atlas allows you to see exactly where Bond traveled on each movie assignment, and it reveals that he amassed 337,903 air miles across the whole franchise. Roger Moore turns out to be the most jetlagged Bond with 98,611 miles under his belt, and the franchise’s favorite destinations outside the UK are the US, Russia and Italy.
No less than 63 countries have been used throughout the series, and on average 007 racks up 14,079 miles per film. Surprisingly, the MI6 hero has yet to visit Australia or Antarctica, but no doubt this will be rectified soon.
The 007 Atlas allows you to break down Bond’s every journey by individual film and see his travels mapped out, and also features trivia – including the fact that Ian Fleming only settled on the idea of Bond’s Scottish heritage after Connery’s first performance in Dr. No, and the volcano set in You Only Live Twice could be seen from three miles away. Clearly the kind of information you just can’t live without.
You can check out information on filming locations and Bond’s changing residences for MI6 HQ, and there are updates on confirmed locations for the 25th filmed outing, No Time to Die (released in April next year).