London, November 15 : Dame Judi Dench, dubbed as 'the real Bond girl by the co-producer of the hit franchise, may wave goodbye to the 007 flicks.
The veteran actress, who has played M for more than 10 years, is thinking of quitting the Bond series, as revealed by Barbara Broccolli.
"She is our anchor. She is the anchor of the film in terms of the character. She is the only authoritative figure in Bond's life," the Sun quoted her as telling Comingsoon.net.
"She had such a great relationship with Pierce on the screen and she has such a great relationship with Daniel. She is our anchor. She is the real Bond girl!
"The one that keeps it all going, and I don't want her to leave. She keeps threatening to leave but I will not let her!" she added.
The Brit Oscar-winner had first played M in 1995, opposite Pierce Brosnan in the "Golden Eye" and has since starred in eight secret agent films including "The World Is Not Enough" and 2006's "Casino Royale".