Judi Dench opens up about new romance

London: Actress Judi Dench has opened up about her relationship with a British conservationist following the death of her husband in 2001, saying it is "very nice" to have company at home.

The 77-year-old was left devastated when her husband of 30 years, Michael Williams, passed away following a battle with lung cancer.

Dench sparked speculation of a blossoming romance last year when she was photographed with wildlife expert David Mills, and the actress has now confirmed she has a new man in her life, reported Daily Express online.

"When you`ve been widowed a long time it`s very, very nice to have the company of somebody. It doesn`t have to be a great, passionate sexual affair but it`s nice to have someone who says, `I`ll find your keys for you,` or, `Let`s go to the theatre tonight.` Very nice," Dench said.