Judi Dench Considering Getting Inked to Mark Her 80th Birthday

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Judi Dench said she is considering getting a tattoo to mark her 80th birthday and says her daughter is on board with her inking plans.

"I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. Finty's very keen on me having one," Dame Judi Dench told Good Housekeeping magazine in an interview for the March edition.

Dench, who turned 80 last month, even has an idea of the design she would like to have.

"There's an Indian symbol that I like which supposedly represents life and love and everything. One of the cameramen who worked on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel told me what it meant, but I'm a bit nervous in case I'm being set up - It might be unbelievably rude," said Dench.

The Oscar-winning actress also shared how she celebrated her milestone birthday.

"All I wanted was the people I love around me, I didn't want a fuss," said Judi Dench. "The words old, eight-oh and retire are banned in my house."

Although Judi Dench will not be appearing as M in any new James Bond films, she says she has no plans to stop acting.

"The thought of putting my feet up doesn't appeal at all - no no, no! I've got plenty of time for that at weekends or on odd days off. The prospect of no work on the horizon makes me a bit edgy. I have no particular ambitions - I just want to be employed!"

Pam Wright