Judi Dench has revealed she thinks Idris Elba ‘could get to MI6’ amid rumours he could become the next James Bond.
The actress, 85, was asked if her Cats co-star could become the seventh 007 agent during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, set to air on Friday.
She said: ‘I knew he was up for it and in Cats I had the line to him “You’ll never get to Heaviside Layer” but, during rehearsals I said, “you’ll never get to MI6”.
Supportive: Judi Dench has revealed she thinks Idris Elba ‘might get to MI6’ amid rumours he could be cast as the next James Bond
‘But I think he might.’
And on whether she took a shine to Idris, 47, while they worked together on the $95million blockbuster, she said: ‘Well, of course! Why ever not?’