Judi Dench on Her Lucky Role as M

In the new Bond film, Skyfall, out today (Friday, November 9th) Dame Judi Dench found her role as M had been significantly expanded. Her character is far more central to the plot and she is present in many more scenes. “I relished it. Lots more filming to do, lots more involvement, and lots of new things to learn,” she says. Skyfall marks the seventh time the actress has appeared as M in the Bond films - and she considers herself fortunate. “I feel really lucky. I thought, I had no idea that the part might go on. It had never occurred to me that she might go on. You know, I thought she’d be fired in Goldeneye, but now suddenly seven films later, I’m thrilled to have done them.”