According to an extensive profile by the Hollywood Reporter, the actress famously known for playing M in the James Bond franchise suffers from age-related macular degeneration(AMD). Funny, you wouldn’t know from her performance but the seven times nominated actress’ eyes is failing her.
Dench 79, however also explained that she has others read her film scripts to her, as Steve Coogan did when they were making the film Philomena together, though she has long preferred it that way. “I think somebody coming around and telling you a story is irresistible.”
But there’s no need for Dench fans to worry. Though she’s no longer playing M, James Bond’s boss in the spy franchise, Dench says she has no plans to retire.
“It’s the rudest word in my dictionary, ‘retire,’” she said. “And ‘old’ is another one. I don’t allow that in my house.” she said