Regret not having more children: Judi Dench

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2011, 08:50 AM IST

London: ‘James Bond’ star Judi Dench says she will always regret not having more children as her attempts to adopt were turned down.

The 76-year-old actress became a first-time mother to daughter Finty at the age of 37, and she and late husband Michael Williams longed for another baby, reported Yours magazine.

Dench was unable to become pregnant again and the couple subsequently looked into adoption, but officials denied their request and the actress admits not having a second child is the only regret she holds in life.

"I wish we`d had lots more children. That`s the only regret I have. But I was older and it didn`t happen. We tried to adopt a child and they didn`t like it because we were over 40 - and Michael was a Catholic and I was a Quaker. It obviously wasn`t to be," she said.

Dench also said that her early days as a mother was difficult for her.

"I`d had a daughter and having a family I wanted to be at home. Michael wouldn`t let me stop (working), though. So in the beginning I tried to arrange things so I was with her during the day and going to the theatre in the evening when she was in bed. Later on, when she went to school, I could do things like television during the day to be with her in the evening," she added.

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