From Desmond Llewelyn to Ben Whishaw, we are used to seeing the tech wiz agent known as “Q” played by men in the James Bond movies.

However, the head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service has revealed that the “real-life-Q” is actually a woman.

Sir Alex Younger, the head of MI6, has made the revelation in his keynote speech at the Women in IT Awards in London as part of his appeal for more women to join MI6.

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Sir Alex Younger, courtesy of Twitter

The geeky genius responsible for the gadgets that help keep the fictional spy alive has always been played by a man in all the James Bond films.

Read the whole story from The Telegraph.