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Dench may get tattoo to mark 80th

Dame Judi Dench claims she may get a tattoo after turning 80.

The actress - who has previously teased Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein by pretending she had his name on her bottom - said her daughter Finty was supportive of the idea.

Dame Judi, who celebrated her 80th last month, is considering a symbol from India - the location for her new film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

In an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, she said: " I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. Finty's very keen on me having one.

"There's an Indian symbol that I like which supposedly represents life and love and everything. One of the cameramen who worked on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel told me what it meant, but I'm a bit nervous in case I'm being set up - It might be unbelievably rude."

In the March edition of the magazine, which goes on sale today (January 28), she also spoke about how she celebrated her big birthday. She said: "All I wanted was the people I love around me, I didn't want a fuss. The words old, eight-oh and retire are banned in my house."

The star - who bowed out of her recurring role as M in the James Bond movies after 2012's Skyfall - said she has no plans to stop her acting career.

"The thought of putting my feet up doesn't appeal at all - no no, no! I've got plenty of time for that at weekends or on odd days off. The prospect of no work on the horizon makes me a bit edgy. I have no particular ambitions - I just want to be employed!"

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