Al Fayed considering Pinewood deal

The business tycoon father of Dodi Fayed, the lover of the late Princess Diana, has issued a statement confirming his interest in the home of many of the James Bond films.

He says he is “considering making an all-cash offer for Pinewood”.

Al Fayed, who sold luxury department store Harrods last year (10) for almost $2.5 billion, previously owned a studio in his native Egypt and funded the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire.

The studio was recently valued at $143.5 million (£89.6 million).