Good news! James Bond still has a stern boss!! Husky-eyed, aristotle, British old lady, Dame Judi Dench will once again reprise the role of M in Sam Mendes's take on the material. Originally joining the franchise along with Pierce Brosnan with GoldenEye, Bond 23 will mark her seventh performance as the character. M is Bond's commanding officer within British Intelligence. She knows he's always the man for the job, even if she doesn't approve of his actions.

When approached for the role, Dench probably responded, "Of course, dear child. Why the heavens wouldn't I? I did appear in The Chronicles Of Riddick after all." (MI6)