Iris

1 win

Academy Awards®

$5m

DBO

$11m

FBO
15 2001 91 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Celebrated English author Iris Murdoch first became known as a brilliant young scholar at Oxford whose boundless spirit dazzled those around her. Then, during her remarkable career as a novelist and philosopher, she continued to prove herself a woman ahead of her time. Even in later life, as age and illness robbed Iris of her remarkable gifts, nothing could diminish her immense influence or weaken the lifelong bond she shared with her devoted husband.

Credits

Awards

2002 Berlin International Film Festival

Winner

  • New Talent Award

2002 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Actress - Drama
  • Best Actress - Supporting Role

2002 Academy Awards

Winner

  • Best Actor - Supporting Role

2002 Academy Awards

Winner

  • Best Actor - Supporting Role

Nominated

  • Best Actress - Leading Role
  • Best Actress - Supporting Role

Featured Clips

Iris - Grocery Shopping

Iris - Grocery Shopping

Iris and John, wrapped up in their own world, discuss life and love while grocery shopping. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent)

Iris - The Disease Worsens

Iris - The Disease Worsens

Iris's disease has reached a critical level, simultaneously frustrating and worrying John. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent)

Iris - At the Beach

Iris - At the Beach

When John and Iris meet with Janet and her daughters at the beach, the family is finally confronted with the reality of Iris's illness. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent), Janet (Penelope Wilton)

Iris - The Young Couple

Iris - The Young Couple

Iris gives John a copy of her latest work, telling him she values his opinion, before making him an offer he can't refuse. In this scene: Iris (Kate Winslet), John (Hugh Bonneville)

Iris - The Importance of Education

Iris - The Importance of Education

At an esteemed dinner, Iris's speech on the importance of education has an unexpected ending. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent)

Iris - The Lark in the Clear Air

Iris - The Lark in the Clear Air

John wakes in the middle of the night to find Iris shuffling about singing "The Lark in the Clear Air," which he remembers her singing when they were young. In the scene: Young Iris (Kate Winslet), Young John (Hugh Bonneville), Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent)

Iris - Official Trailer (HD)

Iris - Official Trailer (HD)

Celebrated English author Iris Murdoch first became known as a brilliant young scholar at Oxford whose boundless spirit dazzled those around her. Then, during her remarkable career as a novelist and philosopher, she continued to prove herself a woman ahead of her time. Even in later life, as age and illness robbed Iris of her remarkable gifts, nothing could diminish her immense influence or weaken the lifelong bond she shared with her devoted husband. Starring, in alphabetical order: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet

Iris - In Her Own World Now

Iris - In Her Own World Now

As Iris lays out her collection of stones and shells from the beach, Janet finally begins to grasp the depth of her illness. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent), Janet (Penelope Wilton)

Iris - A Rainy Day

Iris - A Rainy Day

On a rainy day, Iris wanders out of the house, forcing a distraught John to begin what feels like a futile search. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent)

Iris - Past and Present

Iris - Past and Present

In the past, John and Iris awkwardly discuss love and sex in a cafe. Meanwhile, in the present, Iris's disease begins to make its mark, preventing her from writing. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent), Young Iris (Kate Winslet), Young John (Hugh Bonneville)

Iris - The Prime Minister's Name

Iris - The Prime Minister's Name

Even though Iris can't even recall the name of the Prime Minister during a specialist's evaluation, she and John continue to be in denial about her worsening condition. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent)

Now Playing: Iris - Grocery Shopping
Starring: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent

Iris and John, wrapped up in their own world, discuss life and love while grocery shopping. In this scene: Iris (Judi Dench), John (Jim Broadbent)