November 11, 2012 7:21 PM

Judi Dench reflects on her 007 reign as mom to James Bond

Nothing is so much of a boys’ club as a James Bond movie. That is, except when Judi Dench is on screen. As MI6 head M, Dench has been the Bond matriarch: the strong-willed, no-nonsense mainstay of feminine authority in a movie franchise that has, more often than not, featured slightly more superficial womanly traits.

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