Judi Dench unhappy about Skyfall exit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 November 2014
Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi Dench admits she wasn't very happy when James Bond bosses killed off her character in 'Skyfall', her seventh outing as M

Dame Judi Dench wasn't "best pleased" when her James Bond character was killed off.

The 79-year-old actress portrayed MI6 boss M in seven movies in the franchise from 1995 and was disappointed when she was told her character was going to die in the most recent outing, 2012's 'Skyfall'.

While discussing her achievements over the past decade in an article for You magazine, she said: "So much has happened to me in the past 10 years.

"I have played M three more times and was not best pleased when they killed me off in 'Skyfall'."

However, the star - who has won 10 BAFTAs, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award during her five-decade career - is looking forward to what the future has in store for her.

She said: "I await the next offers on stage and screen with interest."

Judi feels she has been able to keep her options open when it comes to new parts as she has avoided being typecast in certain roles.

She said: "All my life I have tried to avoid being typecast or pigeonholed, and when ever anyone says, Oh, you shouldn't play that part,' it only makes me more determined to try."


1. Bunny Deana17 Nov 2014, 11:32am Report

I am thrilled to be able to say that I shared a glass of champagne with a real James Bond! When I was "Bunny Deana" at the London Playboy Club, more than 40 years ago now, I was privileged to have been crowned Playboy Bunny of The Year by George Lazenby (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) and I shall treasure the memory forever. The very precious (to me at least) photo of George performing the crowning, immaculately dressed in his beautiful Bond-style suit, is a proud part of my unique, personal "Bunny Deana's Playboy Photo Album", available to view online.

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