Iris Poster

Release Date: December 14th, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2002

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Two of the most acclaimed actresses of our time, Judi Dench and Kate Winslet, bring to the screen one of the most extraordinary women of her generation, celebrated author, Iris Murdoch. From her days as a brilliant scholar at Oxford, where she thrilled the world around her with her libertine spirit, through her career as a philosopher and novelist, Iris was truly ahead of her time.

Cast: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Juliet Aubrey, Samuel West, Timothy West

Director: Richard Eyre

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Husband, Emotional, Endearing, 1950s, Wife, Love, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • I regretted it most when the temporal hopscotching took me away from Ms. Winslet's portrait of the writer as a young sensualist, madly smitten by words and life.

  • A story with a beginning and end but without a middle. Two slices of bread without the sandwich meat, I wrote in my notes. show more

  • First and foremost, Iris is a magnificent story about the enduring bond between two eccentric, astounding souls who somehow managed to find each other and hold on for dear life. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama