Dame Judi Dench has confirmed she'll be back as James Bond’s boss in the much-anticipated 23rd 007 adventure.
The British thespian has played MI6 boss M in six Bond films and she'll return for her seventh this year (11).
She says, "I'm looking forward hugely to working with Daniel (Craig) again and with (director) Sam Mendes, who I've only ever worked with in the theatre."
The new Bond film is expected to go into production later this year and will hit cinemas in November, 2012.
We haven’t seen Dench on the big screen since she starred in Nine back in 2009 but 2011 looks set to be a busy year for the actress.
She has completed work on Jane Eyre, in which she plays Mrs Fairfax, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and My Week With Marilyn.