Dame Judi Dench Hails Adele's "Great" James Bond Theme Song For Skyfall - Audio

24 October 2012, 09:20 | Updated: 24 October 2012, 10:09

The actress also wished Adele luck after hearing the news she has become a first-time mother.

Dame Judi Dench has praised Adele's James Bond theme for the new film Skyfall and hailed it as a "great song".

The British actress, who plays Bond's handler M in the popular film franchise, also sent the 'Rolling In The Deep' star a message of congratulations after hearing the rumours she gave birth to a son with boyfriend Simon Konecki last week.

"Isn't that a great song?" Judi told Capital FM at the Royal Albert Hall premiere of Skyfall in London last night (23rd October). "That's a really good song!

"I know, I hear that too," Judi also said, when asked about Adele's baby news. "When was that? The other day? Very good, so he's part of it all too!" 

Reports this week suggest Adele has already started writing and recording the follow-up to her second album '21', with new music expected to be released in 2013, although Adele has yet to make any confirmation of work on a new album.

View a picture of Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Craig at the premiere of Skyfall below (Credit: PA):

The producers behind Skyfall also recently spoke out this week about their decision to have Adele write and record the theme song, which topped the Vodafone Big Top 40 upon its release at the start of this month.

They quashed reports that Muse were ever in the running for the prestigious role calling the '21' star the number one choice.

Listen to Dame Judi Dench talking to Capital's showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes about Adele's theme song and recent news below:

Judi Dench on Adele's Skyfall theme...

The new James Bond film Skyfall is due to be released in cinemas from this Friday (26th October).