Third Star (2010) Film


Benedict as fatally ill James, who is on his last trip with his three best friends.

Third Star had its premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June 2010, where the film was shown as the closing film. In England, Third Star then aired on 20 May 2011. It was released in Germany and Japan in 2013.
The touching story of James, suffering from cancer, received two nominations. Benedict Cumberbatch can be seen as the death consecrated James.

What is it about:
James celebrates his 29th birthday and knows it will be his last. He has cancer and is going to die – but one last time he wants to go on a trip with his three best friends Davy, Bill and Miles to spend his last days with them. The destination is James’ favourite beach Barafundle Bay on the coast of Pembrokeshire in West Wales.
James last adventure is a journey into friendship, heroism and love – and ends with the heartbreaking last words of James „So I raise a morphine toast to you. And, should you remember that it’s the anniversary of my birth, remember that you were loved by me and you made my life a happy one. And there’s no tragedy in that.”


Hattie Dalton

Vaughan Sivell

Benedict Cumberbatch (James), Tom Burke (Davy), Adam Robertson (Bill), JJ Field (Miles), and others

More information:
Official Site: Third Star
Reviews, pics and interviews can be seen here: Western Edge Pictures
Complete list of cast and crew: IMDb
Available on Amazon
The official script book is available via

The trailer for this touching film:

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