Death of a Superhero

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Death of a Superhero is a 2011 Irish drama film based on the New Zealand novel of the same name by Anthony McCarten. Originally planned to be directed by McCarten in New Zealand, the film was shot on location in Ireland throughout 2010 and was directed by Ian FitzGibbon. read more
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Death of a Superhero is a 2011 Irish drama film based on the New Zealand novel of the same name by Anthony McCarten. Originally planned to be directed by McCarten in New Zealand, the film was shot on location in Ireland throughout 2010 and was directed by Ian FitzGibbon. The film stars Thomas Sangster alongside Andy Serkis. It tells the story of a dying 15-year-old boy who draws comic book stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

Original Release

05/04/2011

US Release

05/04/2011

Cast

Andy Serkis Dr. Adrian King
Thomas Brodie-Sangster Donald / Donald Clarke
Michael McElhatton James / James Clarke
Sharon Horgan Renata / Renata Clarke
Aisling Loftus Shelly
Lilly Forgách Shrink #1
Ian Fitzgibbon Shrink #2 / Voice of the Glove
Ronan Raftery Jeff
Ben Harding Michael
Killian Coyle Hugo
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ian Fitzgibbon

Writers

Anthony McCarten

Cast

Andy Serkis Dr. Adrian King
Thomas Brodie-Sangster Donald / Donald Clarke
Michael McElhatton James / James Clarke
Sharon Horgan Renata / Renata Clarke
Aisling Loftus Shelly
Lilly Forgách Shrink #1
Ian Fitzgibbon Shrink #2 / Voice of the Glove
Ronan Raftery Jeff
Ben Harding Michael
Killian Coyle Hugo
Enda Oates English Teacher
Jane Brennan Dr. Johnson
Dónal Haughey Guy at Laptop
Emma Eliza Regan Morna
Mella Carron Wendy
Julie Sharkey Nurse
Billy Gibson Rugby Jock
Mary Murray Prostitute #1
Jessica Schwarz Tanya
Kitty McLaughlin-Dunning Teenage Crowd

Producers

Editors

Tony Cranstoun

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