IMDb > Iris (2001/I)
Iris
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Iris (2001/I) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 38 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
Iris -- Trailer
Iris -- US Home Video Trailer from Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Overview

User Rating:
7.1/10   13,242 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 10% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
John Bayley (books)
Richard Eyre (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Iris on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
18 January 2002 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Her greatest talent was for life
Plot:
True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 14 wins & 24 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very difficult to put a life on screen but works very well as a look at Alzheimers See more (134 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kate Winslet ... Young Iris Murdoch

Hugh Bonneville ... Young John Bayley

Judi Dench ... Iris Murdoch

Jim Broadbent ... John Bayley
Eleanor Bron ... Principal
Angela Morant ... Hostess

Penelope Wilton ... Janet Stone
Siobhan Hayes ... Check-Out Girl

Juliet Aubrey ... Young Janet Stone
Joan Bakewell ... BBC Presenter
Nancy Carroll ... BBC PA

Kris Marshall ... Dr. Gudgeon
Tom Mannion ... Neurologist
Derek Hutchinson ... Postman

Samuel West ... Young Maurice (as Sam West)
Saira Todd ... Phillida Stone

Juliet Howland ... Emma Stone
Charlotte Arkwright ... Young Phillida Stone
Harriet Arkwright ... Young Emma Stone
Matilda Allsopp ... Little Stone
Steve Edis ... Pianist
Emma Handy ... Policewoman

Timothy West ... Older Maurice

Stephen Marcus ... Taxi Driver

Pauline McLynn ... Maureen (as Pauline McGlynn)
Gabrielle Reidy ... Tricia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Blunkett ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Richard Eyre 
 
Writing credits
John Bayley (books "Iris: A Memoir" and "Elegy for Iris")

Richard Eyre (screenplay) &
Charles Wood (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Dreyer .... line producer
DTeflon .... assistant producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Robert Fox .... producer
Thomas Hedley Jr. .... executive producer (as Tom Hedley)
Anthony Minghella .... executive producer
Sydney Pollack .... executive producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Pratt (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Martin Walsh 
 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
 
Production Design by
Gemma Jackson 
 
Art Direction by
David Warren 
 
Set Decoration by
Trisha Edwards 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Kate Benton .... hair stylist assistant
Kate Benton .... makeup artist assistant
Jayne Buxton .... hair stylist assistant
Jayne Buxton .... makeup artist assistant
Julie Dartnell .... hair stylist assistant
Julie Dartnell .... makeup artist assistant
Antonia Kruger .... hair stylist assistant
Antonia Kruger .... makeup artist assistant
Lesley Smith .... hair stylist
Lesley Smith .... makeup artist
Gillian Thomas .... hair stylist assistant (as Gill Thomas)
Gillian Thomas .... makeup artist (as Gill Thomas)
Jane Walker .... hair stylist assistant
Jane Walker .... makeup artist assistant
Lisa Westcott .... hair designer
Lisa Westcott .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Stephen Barker .... post-production supervisor
Tim Porter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Harrison .... first assistant director
Finn McGrath .... second assistant director
Chris Stoaling .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Bohan .... construction coordinator
Peter N. Brown .... supervising carpenter
Peter Burden .... dressing props
Will Cann .... stand-by props
Jane Clark .... storyboard artist
Charlie Cobb .... art department assistant
Mark Douet .... art department photographer
Robert J. Dugdale .... assistant scenic artist
Kevin Fleet .... dressing props
Segan Friend .... stand-by props
Alan Grenham .... painter
Patrick Honan .... stand-by stagehand (as Pat Honan)
Paul Inglis .... assistant art director
George King .... supervising stagehand
Cathal MacIlwaine .... stand-by carpenter
Pippa Marks .... storyboard artist
Thomas Martin .... construction coordinator (as Tom Martin)
Campbell Mitchell .... stand-by props
Tom Pleydell-Pearce .... property master
Pat Roberts .... stand-by painter
Nina Ross .... art department assistant
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Kenneth Welland .... painter (as Kenneth J. Welland)
Krissi Williamson .... production buyer
Kevin Woodhouse .... stand-by assistant art director
David Youngs .... carpenter (as David A. Youngs)
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
Warren Greenham .... painter (uncredited)
John Shergold .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jon Bailey .... assistant sound engineer
Chris Barrett .... assistant sound engineer
Chris Bolster .... assistant sound engineer
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Anthony Cleal .... sound re-recording mixer
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Gillian Dodders .... adr editor
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Steve Finn .... sound maintenance
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Jim Greenhorn .... sound mixer
Matt Grimes .... sound editor (as Matt Grime)
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Sayers .... sound editor
Mark Sheffield .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Tayler .... adr mixer
Kevin Tayler .... foley mixer
Andrew Caller .... foley assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Clancy .... senior special effects technician
Peter Notley .... special effects supervisor
Martin 'Marty' McLaughlin .... senior snow effects technician (uncredited)
David 'Pinkie' Thomas .... snow effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Carly Harrup .... stunt performer (as Carly Harrop)
Lee Millham .... stunt driver
Lee Millham .... stunt performer
Gary Powell .... stunt supervisor
David Ware .... stunt performer
Bradley Farmer .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Bond .... camera operator
David Bruce .... generator operator (as Dave Bruce)
Jason Bulley .... focus puller: underwater
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Perry Cullen .... electrician
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
Stephen Finch .... electrician (as Steve Finch)
Guy Frost .... clapper loader
Dan Garlick .... grip: second unit
Amy Gilliam .... clapper loader: second unit
Simon Hume .... focus puller
Sacha Jones .... camera trainee
Simon Lucas .... electrician
Colin Manning .... grip
Keith Manning .... grip
Graham Martyr .... first assistant camera
Graham Martyr .... focus puller: second unit
Richard Merrell .... best boy
Ron Osman .... video engineer
Denis Pollitt .... video playback operator
Bernie Prentice .... gaffer: underwater
Nick Schlesinger .... director of photography: second unit
Gordon Segrove .... clapper loader: second unit (as Gordon Seagrove)
John Sieminski .... video engineer
Mark Silk .... camera operator: underwater
Andy Thomson .... crane operator
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
David Weller .... stand-by rigger
Matt Wesson .... clapper loader: underwater
Michael White .... electrician
Alan Williams .... supervising rigger
 
Casting Department
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Alex Johnson .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liam Flavell .... costume assistant
Rebekah Griffiths .... costume assistant
Fiona McCann .... additional costume assistant
Jo Measure .... additional costume assistant
Michael Mooney .... costume supervisor
Julie Nethercote .... additional costume assistant
Marnie Ormiston .... additional costume assistant
Kate Ellen Stroud .... additional costume assistant
Kirsty Wilkinson .... costume assistant
Nicole Young .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Peter Hunt .... color grader
Roger La Prairie .... colorist
Keith Lowes .... assistant editor
Steve Maguire .... first assistant editor
John Nuth .... assistant editor
Martyn Robinson .... assistant editor
Louise Seymour .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Jon Bailey .... assistant scoring engineer
Chris Barrett .... assistant scoring engineer
Joshua Bell .... musician: solo violin
Matt Biffa .... music clearances: Air-Edel Associates
Chris Bolster .... assistant scoring engineer
Marcia Crayford .... concert mistress
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Andrew Glen .... music editor (as Andy Glen)
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Jim Henrikson .... supervising music editor
James Horner .... orchestrator
Randy Kerber .... orchestrator
Randy Kerber .... synthesizer programmer
Tony Lewis .... assistant music editor
Barbara McDermott .... assistant music editor
Julyce Monbleaux .... music supervisor
J.A.C. Redford .... orchestrator
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring recordist
Randy Spendlove .... executive in charge of music
Ian Underwood .... synthesizer programmer
Jonathan Williams .... musician: solo cello
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brian Agar .... unit driver (as Bryan Agar)
Simon Barker .... unit driver
Gerry Batson .... unit driver
Brian Claydon .... unit driver
Colin Giffin .... unit driver
Alan Hayter .... unit driver
Chas Hewitt .... unit driver
Stuart Holbury .... unit driver
John Hollywood .... unit driver
Brian Scott Jim .... unit driver
Lenny Jones .... unit driver
Alan Lewandowski .... unit driver
Steve Mitchard .... unit driver (as Steven Mitchard)
Vic Newell .... unit driver
David Ott .... unit driver
Johnny Ott .... unit driver
Steve Rogers .... unit driver (as Steven Rogers)
Linton Small .... unit driver
Tom Terry .... unit driver
Dean Tyler .... unit driver
Guy Bostock .... action vehicle coordinator (uncredited)
Ian Clarke .... vehicle technician (uncredited)
Sean Thornton .... picture vehicle technician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Almond .... unit publicist
Malcolm Auchincloss .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Joanie Blaikie .... production executive: BBC Films
Chris Blyth .... caterer: Hot Goblins
Jo Blyth .... caterer: Hot Goblins
Alison Brister .... legal services: The Simkins Partnership
Ashlee Burnette .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Abbey Careford .... stand-in: Kate Winslet
Rebecca Chambers .... assistant location manager
Sarah Clark .... unit publicist
Melanie Claus .... production coordinator (as Mel Claus)
Dee Clinton .... stand-in: Judi Dench
Jane Cody .... accounting services
Shaun Crean .... caterer: Hot Goblins
Paul Davis .... representative: Intermedia Films
Cathy Doubleday .... script supervisor
Nick Drake .... representative: Intermedia Films
Thomas Elgood .... location manager (as Tom Elgood)
John Ensby .... laboratory contact
Will Evans .... representative: Intermedia Films
Megan Gerard .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jane Gibson .... choreographer
Daisy Gili .... production trainee
Antony Gostyn .... legal services: The Simkins Partnership
Ruth Halliday .... script clearance
Jere Hausfater .... representative: Intermedia Films
Jane Hawley .... production executive: BBC Films
Joshua C. Hersko .... assistant: Scott Rudin
Kate Hill .... production trainee
John Hocking .... stand-in: Jim Broadbent
Mel Klaus .... production coordinator
Lars Knudsen .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Maurice Landsberger .... production accountant
Paul Landsberger .... assistant accountant
Jamie Laurenson .... script executive: BBC Films
Emma Leslie .... assistant: Kate Winslet
Susie Lewis .... assistant: Robert Fox
Rhys Maitland-Jones .... sync rushes
Anna Mohr-Pietsch .... production trainee
Adam Morane-Griffiths .... production runner
Leda Nornang .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Charley Parlapanides .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (as Charles Parlapanides)
Scarlett Peart .... unit nurse
Richard Phillips .... accounting services
Robert Regis .... stand-in: Hugh Bonneville
Adam Richards .... location finder
Vicky Riley .... assistant coordinator
Will Rowbotham .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Will Rowbotham .... production assistant
Tracey Scoffield .... script executive: BBC Films
Jesse Acton Thompson .... production runner
Charlie Waller .... floor runner
Kevin J. Walsh .... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Nick Williams .... assistant location manager
Phil Winchester .... caterer: Hoit Goblins
Rebecca Wulff .... production trainee
Tim Haslam .... worldwide sales (uncredited)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
91 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:AA | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:14 | Iceland:L | Malaysia:18SX | Netherlands:AL | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | Singapore:R(A) (theatrical rating) (cut) | Singapore:PG (video rating) (heavily cut) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Timothy West who plays "Older Maurice" and Samuel West who plays "Young Maurice" are father and son.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When Iris and John are traveling to the nursing home, they are seen crossing a bridge. This bridge is Magdalene Bridge and leads to East Oxford, yet The Vale House, where Iris Murdoch spent the final years if her life, was (and still is) in South Oxford.See more »
Quotes:
Iris Murdoch:There is only one freedom of any importance, freedom of the mind.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre (2002) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Lark in the Clear AirSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Very difficult to put a life on screen but works very well as a look at Alzheimers, 21 December 2003
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Iris Murdock was an author and a shining light within the literary community in England. As an older woman she holds the same enthusiasm but is gradually being given over to the effects of Alzheimers. Her husband, John, tries to cope watching his wife slip away while he remembers how things were when they were young and falling in love.

I knew of this film due to Broadbent rightly taking the Oscar for it (with an exclamation of `stone the crows!') but I noticed it wasn't really in the running for anything else and never got round to seeing it. Seeing it now I am in two minds as to whether it works or not - I think it depends on what you take the film's aim to be. As a story about Iris herself I didn't think it really worked. It told me very little about her and didn't give me much to work with in regards her character or her relations when she was younger. We are given images and scenes from Iris and John's youth but I never felt that I ever really connected with who they were at that young age. The stuff with them as an elderly couple works well but again it could have been any elderly couple and it made no difference to me that Iris was a writer or any woman.

What works excellent is the portrait of an elderly couple struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's on their lives - hers as a sufferer and his as one watching his wife vanish day by day. I was very moved by all of that side of the film and found some of it very hard to watch. Most of this is due to Broadbent and it is this that he won his Oscar for. I felt his pain throughout the film and it was intense considering what a normal cheerful old man he played. Dench is excellent and her portrayal of Iris is very strong in terms of being an Alzheimers sufferer but not so much as a character I'm meant to learn about. The playing of both Winslet and Bonneville is good but I came away with the feeling that they were just assigned to do impressions of their senior co-stars; they don't manage to shed light on the past very much but they are good background.

Overall this film is not great if you are expecting to learn about Iris the author. However a film about Alzheimers it excels and is well worth seeing. Broadbent is wonderful and deserved his Oscar - his pain and his loss is so very real throughout the film that it is impossible not to feel something even if the film doesn't manage to do great development with the characters.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (134 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Iris (2001)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
bisexual houstonviamexico
Broadbent's Oscar rayso85
did she really have Alzheimer's pivokocka
Question about Iris' sexuality futboldude07
Maurice ccooterangus
Iris' Irish accent? flandersnswan
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Passion of Ayn Rand Elegy Feast of Love The Unbearable Lightness of Being The Rainbow
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Biography section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.