Dame Judi Dench to return as James Bond`s boss

London: Actress Dame Judi Dench is returning as British super spy James Bond`s boss in the 23rd film of the franchise.

The veteran star has played Bond`s boss in "Golden Eye", "Tomorrow Never Dies", "Die Another Day", "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace".

"I`m looking forward hugely to working with Daniel (Craig) again and with (director) Sam Mendes, who I`ve only ever worked with in the theatre," a website quoted her as saying.

The new Bond film is expected to go into production later this year and will hit cinemas in November, 2012.