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Encyclopedia > Iris (2001 film)
Iris

Iris film poster
Directed by Richard Eyre
Produced by Robert Fox,
Thomas Hedley Jr.,
Scott Rudin
Written by John Bayley (book),
Richard Eyre,
Charles Wood
Starring Judi Dench,
Kate Winslet,
Jim Broadbent
Music by James Horner
Cinematography Roger Pratt
Editing by Martin Walsh
Distributed by Miramax Films
Released December 14, 2001
Running time 91 min.
Language English
Budget ~ US$5,500,000
IMDb profile

Iris is a 2001 film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. The film contrasts the start of their relationship, when Murdoch (played by Kate Winslet) was an outgoing, dominant individual as compared to her timid and scholarly partner Bayley (played by Hugh Bonneville), and their later life, when Murdoch (now played by Dame Judi Dench) was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and tended to by a frustrated Bayley (played by Jim Broadbent) in their North Oxford home. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (510x755, 67 KB) Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Sir Richard Eyre, (born 28 March 1943), is a British film and theatre director. ... Robert Fox (born 23 March 1952) is a successful theatre and film producer, whose work includes the 2001 film The Hours. ... John Bayley (CBE 1999) was born in 1925 in Lahore, Pakistan (then known as Lahore, British India. ... Sir Richard Eyre, (born 28 March 1943), is a British film and theatre director. ... Charles Wood may refer to: Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax. ... Dame Judi Dench as the widowed Queen Victoria in Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, better known as Judi Dench (born on December 9, 1934 in North Yorkshire, England), is an Oscar-winning English stage, film and television actor. ... Winslet in an image from Finding Neverland (2004) Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is an English actress. ... Jim Broadbent with his Oscar Award for Iris Jim Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an English television and film actor. ... James Horner James Horner (born August 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American composer of orchestral music. ... Sir Roger Pratt (1620–1684) was an English Gentleman Architect of the 17th century. ... Miramax Films is a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2001. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... Dame Iris Murdoch Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (July 15, 1919 – February 8, 1999) was an Anglo–Irish writer and philosopher, best known for her novels, which combine rich characterization and compelling plotlines, usually involving ethical or sexual themes. ... John Bayley (CBE 1999) was born in 1925 in Lahore, Pakistan (then known as Lahore, British India. ... Winslet in an image from Finding Neverland (2004) Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is an English actress. ... Hugh Bonneville (born on 10 November 1963 in London, England) is an English actor who has appeared in Stage Beauty, Iris and Tomorrow Never Dies. ... Dame Judi Dench as the widowed Queen Victoria in Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, better known as Judi Dench (born on December 9, 1934 in North Yorkshire, England), is an Oscar-winning English stage, film and television actor. ... Jim Broadbent with his Oscar Award for Iris Jim Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an English television and film actor. ... North Oxford, especially central North Oxford between the city centre and Summertown, is considered by many to be the most desirable and famous suburb of Oxford, England. ...


The film, which was directed by Richard Eyre, is based on Bayley's memoir, An Elegy for Iris. Sir Richard Eyre, (born 28 March 1943), is a British film and theatre director. ...


Jim Broadbent received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role. Judi Dench and Kate Winslet were both nominated, for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...

  • Tagline: Her greatest talent was for life.

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Plot summary

When the young Iris Murdoch meets fellow student John Bailey at the University of Oxford, he is a naive virgin easily flummoxed by her libertine spirit, arch personality, and obvious artistic talent. Decades later, little has changed and the couple keeps house, with John doting 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. The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...


Main cast

Dame Judi Dench as the widowed Queen Victoria in Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, better known as Judi Dench (born on December 9, 1934 in North Yorkshire, England), is an Oscar-winning English stage, film and television actor. ... Dame Iris Murdoch Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (July 15, 1919 – February 8, 1999) was an Anglo–Irish writer and philosopher, best known for her novels, which combine rich characterization and compelling plotlines, usually involving ethical or sexual themes. ... Jim Broadbent with his Oscar Award for Iris Jim Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an English television and film actor. ... John Bayley (CBE 1999) was born in 1925 in Lahore, Pakistan (then known as Lahore, British India. ... Winslet in an image from Finding Neverland (2004) Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is an English actress. ... Dame Iris Murdoch Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (July 15, 1919 – February 8, 1999) was an Anglo–Irish writer and philosopher, best known for her novels, which combine rich characterization and compelling plotlines, usually involving ethical or sexual themes. ... Hugh Bonneville (born on 10 November 1963 in London, England) is an English actor who has appeared in Stage Beauty, Iris and Tomorrow Never Dies. ... John Bayley (CBE 1999) was born in 1925 in Lahore, Pakistan (then known as Lahore, British India. ... Penelope Wilton (born June 3, 1946 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK) is a British actress. ... Eleanor Bron (born 14 March 1934) is a British actress, from Stanmore, London. ...

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Iris (2001 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (192 words)
Iris is a 2001 film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley.
When the young Iris Murdoch meets fellow student John Bailey at the University of Oxford, he is a naive virgin easily flummoxed by her libertine spirit, arch personality, and obvious artistic talent.
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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (411 words)
Iris (mythology), a messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, identified with the rainbow
Iris (anatomy), the sphincter around the pupil of the eye, named for the colors in human and animal eyes
Hurricane Iris and Typhoon Iris, tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and the Western Pacific.
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