James Bond fans are familiar with the agent known as Q, a gadget inventor and technology expert who has always been portrayed in the movies as a man.
However, the real-life head of MI6 — British Secret Intelligence Service — has revealed that the real-life equivalent of Q is indeed a woman.
In delivering the keynote speech at the Women in IT Awards in London, Sir Alex Younger said: “The real-life Q is looking forward to meeting you and I’m pleased to report that the real-life Q is a woman.”
Younger referred to Q, one of the most renowned James Bond characters, in a bid to appeal for more women to join the agency. But he also noted that one of his priorities is to “get over and see through the Bond thing”. Read more…