London: Judi Dench has revealed she is not ready to retire as she feels age is just a number.
The legendary actor stars in a magical adaptation of 'Esio Trot' along side fellow Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman, reported Daily Mirror.
"Age is just a number, you're as old as you feel. I remember I got really upset when I was 40 but, other than that, it's never bothered me - although it drives me absolutely spare when people ask me if I am going to retire.
"People love to tell you your age - and I loathe it. You get to a certain age and they say, 'Oh you mustn't do that' or 'You might have a fall'. I want to try it first. And then, if I don't succeed, then I can be told I can't do it. But let us all have a go. As long as you can keep the engine going, you won't fall over," she said.