Boris Johnson used £2.6 million press room to watch James Bond with staff

Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his White House-style press briefing room, which cost £2.6 million, to watch the new James Bond film with staff.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his White House-style press briefing room, which cost £2.6 million, to watch the new James Bond film with staff.

It's understood that the Prime Minister attended the screening of No Time To Die at No 9 Downing Street.

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Boris Johnson used his White House-style press briefing room, which cost £2.6 million, to watch the new James Bond film with staff.

It was understood that the Prime Minister attended the screening of No Time To Die at No 9 Downing Street after hours on Thursday.

Lobby briefings with Westminster’s political journalists instead took place in a room in No 10 that day, as well as on Friday.

A No 10 spokesman said: “Yesterday the Prime Minister met with Pinewood Studios, Universal Pictures, Eon Productions and the BFI to congratulate them on the success of the latest James Bond instalment – a testament to the talent of British creative industry.

“An evening film screening took place for staff, who made voluntary donations, with all proceeds going to Sarcoma UK.”

It was said that all installation costs were met by the companies involved, and that similar screenings have happened previously.