Ways to Live Forever (film)

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Ways to Live Forever
Spanish film poster
Directed by Gustavo Ron
Produced by Martyn Auty, Jaime Martul
Written by Sally Nicholls
Gustavo Ron
Starring Robbie Kay
Alex Etel
Ben Chaplin
Emilia Fox
Greta Scacchi
Music by Cesar Benito
Cinematography Miguel P. Gilaberte
Life&Soul Productions
El Capitan Pictures
Formato Producciones
Distributed by InTandem (worldwide)
World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (North America)
Release date
  • 29 October 2010 (2010-10-29) (Spain)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Ways to Live Forever is a 2010 drama film by director Gustavo Ron based on the award-winning novel of the same name written by Sally Nicholls. The film stars Robbie Kay, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox and Greta Scacchi. The film is produced by Life&Soul Productions, El Capitan Pictures and Formato Producciones. It will be distributed via Karma in Spain, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation for North America[1] and InTandem for the rest of the world.[2]


Ways to Live Forever was filmed in studio and on location in and around Newcastle upon Tyne: Eldon Square, Tynemouth, North Shields, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay.[3]


  • Sam (Robbie Kay): A 12-year-old boy who likes to know facts. He is dying of leukemia. He has a list of things he wants to do before he dies. The book "Ways to Live Forever" is presented as the book he is writing.
  • Felix (Alex Etel): Sam's friend who has cancer. He has a wheelchair, and is straightforward.
  • Daniel (Ben Chaplin): Sam's father, a quiet man.
  • Amanda (Emilia Fox): Sam's mother.
  • Ella (Eloise Barnes): Sam's younger sister.
  • Gran (Phyllida Law): Sam's grandmother.
  • Mrs Willis (Greta Scacchi): Both Sam and Felix's tutor, who likes to teach "fun stuff".
  • Annie (Natalia Tena): A nurse who rides around on a pink scooter and calls herself "Dracula", on account that she often takes kids' blood samples.
  • Kaleigh (Ella Purnell): Felix's cousin, who helps Sam and Felix into her uncle's pub for a drink and a kiss.


  1. ^ "World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (World Wide) Acquires Award-Winning Film WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER, Taken From the Internationally Popular Novel". 22 May 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Macnab, Geoffrey (5 November 2009). "Intandem takes worldwide on Ways To Live Forever". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Ward, Verity (27 November 2009). "Beach set to make splash at movies". Jarrow & Hebburn Gazette. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 

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