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Iris

This affecting and beautifully acted BBC co-production is directed and co-written by Devon-born Richard Eyre (Allelujah, Atonement) and based on a memoir written by Iris Murdoch’s husband, John Bayley. The UK’s acclaimed Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent are a joy to watch, with moments of black comedy skillfully injected to break up the inevitable melancholy of their story.

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Through flashbacks, the life of renowned British novelist Iris Murdoch is dutifully explored, oscillating between her life as a vibrant young woman (Kate Winslet), and later (Judi Dench), as she faces the challenges of Alzheimer's disease with the unwavering support of her husband, John Bayley (Jim Broadbent). A poignant portrait of a literary icon's remarkable life and enduring love story.