First Released: December 2001

Feature film.

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.

Hugh plays young John Bayley.

Released in UK on 18th January 2002.


Richard Eyre; Charles Wood; John Bayley (books)


Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet


Richard Eyre


Robert Fox; Scott Rudin

Production Co:

Fox Iris Productions; BBC Films; Miramax


Berlin Film Festival 2002: New Talent Award (Hugh Bonneville)
Oscars 2002: Best Supporting Actor (Jim Broadbent)
BAFTAs 2002: Best Actress (Judi Dench)
Golden Globes 2002: Best Supporting Actor (Jim Broadbent)
European Film Awards 2002: Best Actress (Kate Winslet)

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