Dame Judi Dench, who plays James Bond’s boss M, is said to be leaving the franchise as her character will reportedly be killed in the next 007 movie.
An insider on the set of the spy’s 23rd movie Skyfall told website Best For Film about the death of Dench’s character.
“We’ve just filmed M’s death scene,” the Daily Star quoted the source as saying.
“Dame Judi Dench is leaving the franchise,” the source said.
The veteran actress, 77, has played spy boss M in eight films since her Bond debut in Goldeneye in 1995 opposite Pierce Brosnan.
She has also voiced the character for a string of video games.
Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes, 49, who starred as Lord Voldemort in the boy wizard movie series, is set to play the new M who will become Bond’s new boss.
Skyfall will hit cinemas in October.