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Iris Murdoch (1919–1999)

Iris Murdoch was born on July 15, 1919 in Dublin, Ireland as Jean Iris Murdoch. She was a writer and actress, known for A Severed Head (1970), Printul negru (1988) and An Unofficial Rose (1974). She was married to John Bayley. She died on February 8, 1999 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. See full bio »

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A Severed Head
Printul negru
Printul negru Writer
An Unofficial Rose
The Bell
The Bell Writer


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 1988 Printul negru (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 The Bell (TV Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (novel)
 1974-1975 An Unofficial Rose (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... (novel)
 1970 A Severed Head (novel) / (play)
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sandcastle (1963)
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 1970 Vergeet niet te lezen (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 February 1970 (1970) ... Auteur
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 2001 A Look at Iris (Video documentary short)
Herself (in photo) (uncredited)
 1985 Book Four (TV Series)
Herself - Interviewee
- Episode #5.4 (1985) ... Herself - Interviewee
 1978 Men of Ideas (TV Series documentary)
- Philosophy and Literature (1978) ... Herself

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Other Works:

Author of 26 novels, including "Under the Net" (1954), "A Severed Head" (1961), "The Black Prince" (1973) and "The Sea, the Sea" (1978). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

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Personal Quote:

On time: The division of one day from the next must be one of the most profound peculiarities of life on this planet. It is, on the whole, a merciful arrangement. We are not condemned to sustained flight of being, but are constantly refreshed by little holidays from ourselves. See more »


She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1976 Queen's New Year Honours List and the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1987 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to literature. See more »

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