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UK: Independent Distribution
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Burke, JJ Field, Adam Robertson, Hugh Bonneville, Eros Vlahos, Hugh Bonneville, Rupert Frazer, Nia Roberts, Eros Vlahos
Director: Hattie Dalton
UK: 94 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
UK Release Date: 20 May 2011 (Limited Release)
THIRD STAR is Hattie Dalton’s directorial feature debut and follows her 2005 BAFTA winning short, The Banker, starring Michael Sheen. THIRD STAR features a quartet of excellent lead performances; BAFTA nominated Benedict Cumberbatch (WAR HORSE, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, AMAZING GRACE, SHERLOCK), Tom Burke (CHERI, DONKEY PUNCH), JJ Field (CAPTAIN AMERICA, TELSTAR) and newcomer Adam Robertson (WIRE IN THE BLOOD).
The film is a moving comedy about a young man James (Benedict Cumberbatch) suffering with a terminal illness, who invites his three closest friends to join him on a road trip to his favourite place in the world in West Wales. With no skills for the outdoor life, this journey will test their strength, their friendships, and their belief in what makes life worth living.
THIRD STAR was filmed in the summer of 2009 in West Wales, depicting some stunningly cinematic landscapes.