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USA: Miramax Films
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville, Samuel West, Penelope Wilton, Juliet Aubrey, Eleanor Bron, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Saira Todd, Timothy West
Director: Richard Eyre
Countries: UK / USA
UK: 90 mins
USA Rated: R for sexuality/nudity and some language
UK Certificate: 15 contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex
USA Release Date: 15 February 2002 - (Limited Release)
USA Release Date: 14 December 2001 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 18 January 2002
Two of the most acclaimed actresses of out time, Judi Dench and Kate Winslet, bring to the screen one of the most extraordinary women of her generation, celebrated author, Iris Murdoch. Her greatest talent was for life and from her days as a brilliant scholar at Oxford, wher 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. And through it all, one man stood beside her every step of the way - John Bayley, her unlikely soulmate, who for better and worse would love her all her life.
Produced by Robert Fox and Scott Rudin, IRIS is based on John Bayley's books - 'Iris, a Memoir' and 'Elegy for Iris' with the screenplay by director Sir Richard Eyre and Charles Wood.