Dame Judi Dench always wanted to work with Clint Eastwood

Washington: Dame Judi Dench has revealed that she always wanted to work with Clint Eastwood.

The legendary British actress is preparing to start filming ``J. Edgar`` - the biopic of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover - alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

And the star admits her main motivation for accepting the role was having the actor-turned-director at the helm.

She said: "I`m flying off next week to do a movie with Clint Eastwood, I play J. Edgar Hoover``s mother. What attracted me to the role? Clint Eastwood of course!"

Judi, 76, also hopes to star in James Bond movies until she dies, reports Contactmusic.

Speaking at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, she told BANG Showbiz: "I love Bond. I get to work with Daniel Craig on location and wear some rather sharp suits. I`ll do it as long as they ask if I``m alive that long."