Dench dating conservationist?

The veteran actress was left devastated in 2001 when her partner of 30 years, Michael Williams, passed away following a battle with lung cancer.

Dench was pictured dancing with conservationist David Mills at a party last month (Apr11), sparking gossip of a budding relationship, and the Bond star fuelled rumours of a romance last weekend (21-22May11) when they were spotted dining together near her Surrey, England home.

The actress was also photographed walking arm-in-arm with Mills during a countryside walk, according to Britain’s Daily Mail.