Judi and Kate at the NYC premiere Dec 2
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Two of the most acclaimed actresses of our time, Judi Dench and Kate Winslet, bring to the screen one of the most extraordinary women of hers, celebrated author, Iris Murdoch. From her days as a brilliant scholar at Oxford, where she thrilled the world around her with her libertine spirit, through her career as a philosopher and novelist, Iris was truly ahead of her time. And through it all, one man stood beside her every step of the way - John Bayley, her unlikely soulmate, who through good times and bad, would love her all her life.
Read more about Iris HERE
Judi Dench - Iris Murdoch
Kate Winslet - young Iris
Jim Broadbent - John Bayley
Hugh Bonneville - young John
Recent News Highlights:
March 25: US box office for IRIS -- #20 for the weekend March 22-24 with $570,090 on 204 screens. Cum gross is $3,895,942.
March 24: Jim Broadbent won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as 'old' John Bayley! Unfortunately, it wasn't the year of Oscar for Kate and Judi. Follow all the coverage on the Academy Awards section of Admiring Kate.
March 11: I have posted pics of Kate arriving at the Academy Awards nominees luncheon on this page.
March 10: 'Iris' received an award at the Alzheimer's Association L.A. last Wednesday; Jim Broadbent accepted.
Feb 28: 'The Case For Kate Winslet' - Oscar Watcher Rob Barnett wonders if Connelly really is a 'lock' for best supporting actress.
Feb 27: Kate has given her maternity clothes to co-star Hugh Bonneville's wife.
Feb 24: The Bafta ceremony took place tonight in London. Judi Dench was named Best Actress. Go to Admiring Kate's Bafta section for all the news and pics!
Feb 22: Entertainment Weekly's special Oscar issue is on newsstands now. Included is a beautiful full page pic of Kate and nice article about her performance in 'Iris'. Go HERE to view.
Feb 17: Hugh Bonneville was named Best Young Actor at the Berlin Film Festival.
Feb 12: Three Academy Award nominations for IRIS -- Kate (Best Supporting Actress), Judi (Best Actress), Jim (Best Supporting Actor)
Feb 11: Updated list of cities/theatres posted on the News page.
Feb 3: Kate was named Best Actress at the Evening Standard British Film Awards ceremony tonight. Read more/view pics HERE.
Feb 1: Miramax has released a list of cities/theatres where Iris will open on Feb 15; they're posted on the News page.
Jan 31: I have posted the Hello! magazine feature article about the London premiere on THIS PAGE.
Jan 29: Variety notes that IRIS did $1,430,725 in its first 10 days of release in the UK on just 85 screens!
Jan 29: Bafta nominations for all four principal actors, screenplay and film! The ceremony will be held Feb 24. Official Bafta site
Follow all the news HERE
Thanks to Miramax Films for providing promotional materials!
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