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The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.


Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman

Sam Turner

Kit Harington
Kit Harington

John F. Donovan

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon

Grace Donovan

Sarah Gadon
Sarah Gadon

Liz Jones

Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates

Barbara Haggermaker

Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon


All Cast

Name Character
Natalie Portman She was 37, now 40 years old as Sam Turner
Susan Sarandon She was 72, now 74 years old as Grace Donovan
Emily Hampshire She was 37, now 39 years old as Amy Bosworth
Michael Gambon He was 78, now 80 years old as Narrator
Kathy Bates She was 70, now 73 years old as Barbara Haggermaker
Thandie Newton She was 46, now 48 years old as Audrey Newhouse
Susan Almgren as Aunt Faith
Amara Karan She was 35, now 37 years old as Mrs. Kureishi
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse She was 27, now 29 years old as Moira's Assistant
Trevor Hayes as Director
Leni Parker She was 52, now 54 years old as Bonnie
Matthew Raudsepp He was 32, now 35 years old as Hellsome High Actor
Manuel Tadros He was 62, now 64 years old as Salim
Alison Louder as Hellsome High Actress
Jane Wheeler as Aunt Anne
Ellen David She was 66, now 68 years old as Adam's Mother
Craig Eldridge as Uncle Patrick
Sarah Gadon She was 31, now 34 years old as Liz Jones
Harry Standjofski He was 59, now 62 years old as Producer
Ben Schnetzer He was 29, now 31 years old as Adult Rupert Turner
Kit Harington He was 32, now 34 years old as John F. Donovan
Jared Keeso He was 34, now 37 years old as James Donovan
Pat Kiely as Director #2
Chris Zylka He was 33, now 36 years old as Will Jefford Jr.
Brent Skagford as Editor #1
Catherine Brunet She was 28, now 30 years old as Fan Girl at the Bar


Name Department
Michele Clapton as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Carmen Cuba as Casting. Production
Peter Carlton as Co-Producer. Production
Lyse Lafontaine as Producer. She was 77 (now 79) years old Production
Gabriel Yared as Music. He was 69 (now 71) years old Sound
Jacob Tierney as Writer. He was 39 (now 41) years old Writing
Xavier Dolan as Director. He was 29 (now 32) years old Directing
Xavier Dolan as Editor. He was 29 (now 32) years old Editing
Xavier Dolan as Producer. He was 29 (now 32) years old Production
Xavier Dolan as Screenplay. He was 29 (now 32) years old Writing
Colombe Raby as Production Design. Art
André Turpin as Cinematography. He was 53 (now 55) years old Crew
Mathieu Denis as Editor. He was 42 (now 44) years old Editing
Nancy Grant as Producer. She was 19 (now 21) years old Production
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The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Budget: 35000000.00