Director: Richard Eyre Cast: Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville


Based on a pair of memoirs by her husband John Bayley, this biographical portrait of writer Iris Murdoch stars both Judi Dench and Kate Winslet as the philosophical author at different stages of her life. When the young Iris (Winslet) meets fellow student Bayley (Hugh Bonneville) at Oxford, he's a naïve virgin easily flummoxed by her libertine spirit, arch personality, and obvious artistic talent. Decades later, little has changed as the couple (now played by Dench and Jim Broadbent) keeps house, with John doting on his more famous wife. When Iris begins experiencing forgetfulness and dementia, however, the ever-doltish but devoted John struggles with hopelessness and frustration to become her caretaker, as his wife's mind deteriorates from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. Iris earned a slew of Supporting Actor awards for Broadbent, including recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and National Board of Review.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2003
UPC: 0786936206944
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judi Dench Iris Murdoch
Kate Winslet Young Iris Murdoch
Hugh Bonneville Young John Bayley
Jim Broadbent John Bayley
Penelope Wilton Janet Stone
Juliet Aubrey Younger Janet
Samuel West Young Maurice
Timothy West Old Maurice
Eleanor Bron College Principal
Joan Bakewell TV Presenter
Kris Marshall Dr. Gudeon
Tom Mannion Neurologist
Derek Hutchinson Postman
Juliet Howland Emma Stone
Saira Todd Phillida Stone
Emma Handy Policewoman
Matilda Allsopp Little Stone
Charlotte Arkwright Young Phillida Stone
Harriet Arkwright Young Emma Stone
Nancy Carroll BBC PA
Steve Edis Pianist
Siobhan Hayes Check-out girl
Stephen Marcus Taxi Driver
Pauline McGlynn Maureen

Technical Credits
Richard Eyre Director,Screenwriter
Kate Benton Makeup
Paul Bond Camera Operator
Julie Dartnell Makeup
Guy East Executive Producer
Trisha Edwards Set Decoration/Design
Robert Fox Producer
Celestia Fox Casting
Jane Gibson Choreography
Martin Harrison Asst. Director
Carly Harrop Stunts
Tom Hedley Executive Producer
James Horner Score Composer
Gemma Jackson Production Designer
Buxton Jayne Makeup
Antonia Kruger Makeup
Mill Special Effects
Lee Millhan Stunts
Anthony Minghella Executive Producer
Julyce Monbleaux Musical Direction/Supervision
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Notley Special Effects Supervisor
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer
Ti Porter Production Manager
Roger Pratt Cinematographer
Scott Rudin Producer
Tom Sayers Sound Editor
Lesley Smith Makeup
Gillian Elisa Thomas Makeup
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Jane Walker Makeup
Martin Walsh Editor
David Ware Stunts
David Warren Art Director
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Lisa Westcott Makeup
Charles Wood Screenwriter

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Iris 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What i love most about IRIS is that there is nothing predictable about the film. it isn't from a formulaic script and it isn't a standard film in any way. it is simply about these two people and what they give eachother. their love is so believable because of this. brilliant, oscar worthy acting by all players (dench, winslet, broadbent, and bonneville) IRIS is not only the best love story in years, but it is one of the best films of 2001. also noteable is the unique score by james horner and masterfull editing and direction.
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