Mukesh Ambani owned- Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) bought Stoke Park for 57 million pounds ($79 million).

The UK-based company, which owns a hotel and golf course, will add to RIL's (reliance industries stock)  consumer and hospitality assets, Reliance said in a regulatory filing late Thursday, April 22.

Stoke Park is UK's first Country Club, from the International Group (IG), and is owned by the King family, a second-generation British family.

Stoke Park has been closely associated with Pinewood Studios and the British film industry. Two James Bond films - Goldfinger (1964) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) were shot at the park.

According to its website, the grand duel between James Bond (Sean Connery) and Goldfinger (Gert Forbes) is still believed to be the most famed game of golf in cinematic history.

Scenes from the movies Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) starring Renee Zellweger,  (reliance industries stock)    Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth were also shot at Stoke Park.

Ambani, who is Asia's richest person, is looking to swivel his oil-dependent business towards consumer offerings. He had previously acquired iconic UK toy store Hamleys in 2019.

Tech giants Google, Facebook, and a slew of private equity and sovereign wealth funds have pumped in over $25 billion into Ambani's businesses betting on their success.