"I am so bored of the question. You retire in order to walk, paint or travel. All those things. Well, I get to do that. I am doing the job that I would retire to do," she said.
Dench also recalled how she approached by a James Bond fan while in the depths of the Borneo rainforest earlier this year.
She added "I was in Borneo in March and people only seem to know about James Bond. I had photographs taken with people who owned crocodiles - because of Bond. Nothing else, but Bond. It is kind of worldwide isn't it?"