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Iris (2001 movie)
Iris is a movie that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. The contrasts the start of their relationship, when Murdoch (played by Kate Winslet) was an outgoing, dominant individual as compared to her timid and scholarly partner Bayley (played by Hugh Bonneville ), and their later life, when Murdoch (now played by Dame Judi Dench) was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and tended to by a frustrated Bayley (played by Jim Broadbent).
The film, which was directed by Richard Eyre, is based on Bayley's memoir, An Elegy for Iris.
Winslet was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Dench was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for playing Iris at the two different stages in her life. Jim Broadbent, who played the older Bayley, received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role.
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