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Manx vote over Pinewood bid

Politicians in the Isle of Man are voting over whether to buy a 20% stake in Pinewood Studios, which is where James Bond is filmed.

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Isle of Man could partially-own home of James Bond

Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, which could be partially-owned by the Isle of Man Credit: Steve Parsons / PA Wire

If the Tynwald on the Isle of Man votes to buy a share of Pinewood Studios, it would be buying a big slice of film history.

The studio complex, which is in Buckinghamshire, is where the James Bond films are shot. It has also been used to film parts of the Harry Potter movies.

If the deal goes ahead, the company behind Pinewood would also advise the Isle of Man Government how they could best invest the island's media development fund and improve the film industry.

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, is being filmed at Pinewood Credit: ITV

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