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Dame Judi Dench cried when learning of M's death in 'Skyfall'

09-Dec-2014 • Bond News

Dame Judi Dench said that she "laughed through the tears" upon learning that her character M would be killed off in the 2012 James Bond film 'Skyfall'.

Speaking to the Radio Times, she said that she cried when the news was broken to her by the film's producers over a meal in London’s West End.

"They told me gently and I laughed through my tears," she recalls.

"Seven [Bond] films is a long time. But MI6 would have given her the push by now, don’t you think?"

In her interview with film critic Barry Norman, the actress also reveals that her late husband, the actor Michael Williams, persuaded her to take on the role because “he wanted to live with a Bond woman”.

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