1. Dench Talks About Her Role in 'Royale'

    By Matt Weston on 2005-11-24

    Dame Judi Dench today confirmed she will reprise her role as “M” in the upcoming James Bond film, Casino Royale. The movie will mark Dench’s fifth turn in the role, and her first opposite new 007, Daniel Craig.

    Dame Judi Dench

    Dame Judi Dench

    In an interview with Empire Online, the actress revealed where we might see her character in the film.

    “I heard today that I’m not going to be in London,” Dench said. “I’m going to get to go to Prague and The Bahamas. They’re getting me out of my box. It’s a whole film there. I’m very much looking forward to working with Daniel, but I’ve not even read a script yet. All I know is that we’re due to start in February.”

    Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production begins shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, it will be filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.