Upcoming James Bond film Skyfall will be the 007 swansong for Judi Dench, whose character M will be killed off, says a British media report.
Producers of the 23rd film in the famous spy franchise have just completed scenes of the death of Dench's character, reported the Daily Star newspaper.
"We've just filmed M's death scene," an unnamed insider from the film set told the tabloid.
"Dame Judi Dench is leaving the franchise."
The news comes after the 77-year-old's recent refusal to discuss her role in her seventh appearance as the MI6 chief.
The article said that following Dench's departure British actor Ralph Fiennes, 49 - once touted as a possible Bond - will step into the role of M, made famous by Bernard Lee.