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Dame Judi Dench: I cried over character M's death in Skyfall

By Sherna Noah

Dame Judi Dench has told how she cried when Bond producers told her that M was being killed off.

The veteran actress played the MI6 chief in seven Bond films but her character met her demise in Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, in 2012.

She told the Radio Times that Bond bosses broke the news over a meal in London's West End.

"They told me gently and I laughed through my tears. Seven (Bond) films is a long time. But MI6 would have given her the push by now, don't you think?", the actress, who turns 80 today, said.

The actress said it was her late husband, actor Michael Williams, who had encouraged her to sign up for the role as "he wanted to live with a Bond woman".

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