Iris (2001) - Synopsis
Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet and Hugh Bonneville star in the Mirage Enterprises/Robert Fox/Scott Rudin production of IRIS. Oscar winner Judi Dench and two-time Oscar nominee Kate Winslet each portray the novelist Iris Murdoch in two distinct periods of her life, with Jim Broadbent and Hugh Bonneville playing her husband John Bayley.
Directed by Richard Eyre, IRIS (2001) tells the tender and extraordinary story of the enduring love between the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from the romance of their early days at Oxford in the 1950s to her untimely death in 1999.
IRIS (2001) is written by Richard Eyre and Charles Wood, and based on John Bayley's memoirs, Iris: A Memoir and Elegy For Iris. It is produced by Robert Fox and Scott Rudin, and the music is composed and conducted by James Horner with solo violinist Joshua Bell. The executive producers are Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Tom Hedley, Guy East and David M. Thompson.