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Judi Dench brings Bond character M back from dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the intelligence service where James Bond works has returned from the dead.

Played by Judi Dench, M was killed off in the most recent Bond adventure, "Skyfall." But Dench resurrected the character in a video released Thursday as part of the Weinstein Co.'s appeal to the Motion Picture Association of America to change the rating of Dench's latest starring vehicle, "Philomena."

The MPAA has given the film an R rating for language, but the Weinstein Co. wants it changed to PG-13. The short video opens with Dench in M's office, saying, "Just when you thought I was dead." She then appears to send an agent on a mission, asking, "Are you familiar with MPAA?"

"Philomena" is set for release later this month.

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