Date: 28th November 2005

Dame Judi to return as M

Dame Judi Dench has confirmed she will reprise her role as M in the new James Bond film.

Daniel Craig will play Bond in Casino Royale.

According to Empire Online she said: "I heard today that I'm not going to be in London. I'm going to get to go to Prague and The Bahamas," she said.

"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."

The film is due to be released on November 17, 2006.

Source: Press Release