The great Brit, who has a 40-year-old tattoo of interlocking Vs on her left hand, admits she's keen to add to her body of art, and is contemplating "a whole sleeve" to celebrate her 70s.

Far from regretting her hand ink, the actress told the Radio Times, "I want to get another one, actually. I'd like a whole sleeve. As you get older, I think it's a better and better idea."

Asked to describe her choice tattoo, The Queen star added, "Some sort of curving pattern running up my arm. Maybe a snake. I quite like snakes."