The original Fleming house is owned by Chris Blackwell, who landed his first job in the entertainment industry as a location manager on Dr. No
, after being personally recommended by Fleming. Besides helping EON out on occasions, Blackwell founded Island Records
and made fame with artists like U2, Robert Palmer, Grace Jones and a local musician called Bob Marley.
Twelve years after Fleming died, Blackwell talked Marley into buying Goldneye, but when the latter chickened out thinking it was ‘too posh’, Blackwell bought the estate himself. For years it has been a private retreat for celebrities like Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Sting, who claims to have written Every Breath You Take
in Fleming’s study.