The Living Daylights - Brad Whitaker's Estate

General Pushkin arrives at Whitaker's Villa.

Whitaker's Villa is the fictional residence of arms dealer Brad Whitaker. It appears in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights.

Film appearanceEdit

Brad Whitaker is an international black market arms dealer. From his villa in Tangiers, Whitaker conducts his illicit business with various governments and individuals. As would be expected, the villa's grounds are patrolled by armed guards.

The Living Daylights - Gallery of Butchers

Whitaker's gallery of butchers.

On arrival, guests are led through a hallway containing a pantheon of "great military commanders", which includes some of history's most famous and infamous figures, such as Adolf Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Attila the Hun. Whitaker holds these men in high regard and calls them "surgeons who removed society's dead flesh". All representations of these "surgeons" (or "butchers" as KGB Head, General Pushkin describes them) are sculpted to resemble Whitaker himself.

The villa also contains a further room devoted to military artifacts and a large case containing miniature soldier figurines with which, it is implied, he wargames various historical conflicts such as the battles of Agincourt, Waterloo, and Gettysburg. Contained within automated panels along the side of the case are various prototype weapons the arms dealer intends to sell to prospective clients.

Filming LocationsEdit

The exterior of the villa is the Forbes Museum, Palace El Mendoub, rue Shakespeare, Tangier (though, as for many of the film’s scenes, the interior was recreated in the studio at Pinewood Studios). The museum, founded by billionaire – and collector of lead soldiers – Malcolm Forbes, now houses a collection of 115,000 his model fighting men, re-enacting major battles of history from Waterloo to Dien Bien Phû – complete with lighting and sound effects.[1]



  1. The Living Daylights film locations (.html). Retrieved on 2013-07-12.