Like - are you related to anyone involved in the books/films for example?
My personal connection is that I am actually from Iver Heath - the town where Pinewood Studios is located and spent my younger years living about a quarter of a mile away from the studios! My whole family is from around that general area - and I think I may have some ancestors buried in the cemetery used at the start of For Your Eyes Only!
Considering the film history associated with that area - I'm very proud to be able to say I am from there. When I was a toddler, I used to like to run around on the patch of ground where some of the chase sequences from Goldfinger and Casino Royale were filmed (which is also the patch of ground where Michael Keaton drove Kim Basinger to the batcave in Tim Burton's Batman). My Mum took me there most sundays when the roast was in the oven.
That is located in Black Park which is behind the studios. The lake there that I used to walk around every sunday with my Mum (less than 100 yards from that patch of grass) is the one that General Zod walked on in Superman II (making that poor fisherman wonder what the hell was in his coffee!)
The thing I find most fascinating about it all aside from the Bond connection is that goings on behind the scenes of the Carry On movies. I was actually in Pinewood last night in the audience of a TV show being made (when we were queuing up the 007 soundstage loomed before us in all it's glory, although the logo had been obscured for some reason). I was using the facilities during a break in filming and I wondered to myself "Hmm, I wonder if Sid James and Barbara Windsor ever had a quickie in this toilet?"
I was also aware that somewhere on the premises was a brand new set for "the millenium falcon" which has of course been constructed for Star Wars Episode VII. I asked a security guard how far away from it I was and she replied "about two years in prison". Nice.
Another (actually rather comely) female security guard however was receptive to my charm and pointed in the general direction of where it was and said it looked "spectacular"!
I've not lived in that town for many, many years now - but I still proudly call it the place I am from and I wish to retire there.
That's my personal connection to Bond. Do you have one at all?
Edited by ChickenStu, 22 February 2014 - 10:47 PM.