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James Bond's boss M has identity exposed by fan

PTI  London, May 06, 2013
First Published: 15:29 IST(6/5/2013) | Last Updated: 15:32 IST(6/5/2013)

An eagle-eyed fan has spotted the real name of James Bond's boss M, played by Judi Dench in Skyfall.

The British actress, 78, is not returning as the head of the British intelligence service in the upcoming 007 movies after her character dies in Skyfall and is replaced by Ralph Fiennes.

Dench played the character from 1995 to 2012 but her real name remained a mystery until now when Phil Noble spotted the name Olivia Mansfield on her desk in a freeze-frame from Skyfall, the Daily Star reported.

Phil believes the name is a nod to the first head of MI6, Mansfield Smith-Cumming, who adopted M as the code in 1911.

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