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Wild Bill -- An ex-con who's unwilling to look after his two teenage sons finds himself lured into the situation by his enterprising oldest boy. But when his youngest gets tied up with his old co-horts, the tough guy has to figure out a way to right things without going back to jail.

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Director:
Writers:
Danny King (writer) &
Dexter Fletcher (writer)
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Release Date:
23 March 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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Charlie Creed-Miles is... See more »
Plot:
Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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An urban British drama with soul. See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Charlie Creed-Miles ... Wild Bill

Will Poulter ... Dean
Sammy Williams ... Jimmy

Iwan Rheon ... Pill

Charlotte Spencer ... Steph
Rain Ryan ... Baby George

Marc Warren ... Adam
Peter McCabe ... Roland

Morgan Watkins ... Viktoras

Radoslaw Kaim ... Jonas (as Rad Kaim)
Aaron Ishmael ... Boz

Liz White ... Roxy
Hardeep Singh Kohli ... Raj

Neil Maskell ... Dickie

Leo Gregory ... Terry

Mark Monero ... Freddy
Peter-Hugo Daly ... Keith
Amanda Henderson ... Steph's Funny Friend
Colette Morrow ... Elisa the Barmaid

Olivia Williams ... Kelly

Jason Flemyng ... John

Jaime Winstone ... Helen

Elly Fairman ... Miss Treedley

Andy Serkis ... Glen
Srbo Markovic ... Tall Heavy
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Policeman

Sean Pertwee ... Jack
Lee Whitlock ... Boss

Billy Holland ... Mini Hoodie

Dickon Tolson ... Russ

Jay Simpson ... Detective Harry 'Superspeed' Cotty
Sam Tromans ... Posh Teacher

Dexter Fletcher ... Mysterious Barry
Carson the Dog ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dixie Arnold ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Dexter Fletcher 
 
Writing credits
Danny King (writer) &
Dexter Fletcher (writer)

Produced by
Andrew Chapman .... line producer (as Andy Chapman)
Tim Cole .... producer
Vicky Deigman .... executive producer
Alan Jones .... executive producer
Sam Tromans .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christian Henson 
 
Cinematography by
George Richmond (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gazzard 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Murray McKeown 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Harvey (supervising art director)
Alan Pearson 
 
Costume Design by
Matthew Price  (as Matt Price)
 
Makeup Department
Alex King .... makeup artist
Jacquetta Levon .... makeup & hair designer
Robin Pritchard .... tattoos
Victoria Wallen .... makeup daily
 
Production Management
Greg McManus .... production manager
David Taylor .... additional unit manager
George Verdon-Smith .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Castro Garcia .... third assistant director
Marcus Catlin .... additional first assistant director
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director
Kiaran Murray-Smith .... first assistant director
George Walker .... additional first assistant director
 
Art Department
Camila Higgs .... production buyer (as Camilla Higgs)
John Mackie .... construction manager
Johanna Sutton .... dirt wrangler
Bart Tuft .... prop master
 
Sound Department
Dafydd Archard .... mix technician
St. Clair Davis .... sound maintenance
Giancarlo Dellapina .... sound recordist
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Gustaf Jackson .... foley editor
Blair Jollands .... sound effects editor
Robert Karlsson .... dolby consultant
Cecilia Lanzi .... sound maintenance
Richard Lewis .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Lewis .... sound supervisor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Richard Miller .... additional sound recordist
Peter Murphy .... sound maintenance (as Pete Murphy)
Steven Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Parker .... sound supervisor
James Shannon .... dolby consultant
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Keith Tunney .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Stefan Drury .... head of visual effects
Sean Farrow .... executive visual effects supervisor (as Sean H. Farrow)
Jeanette Monero .... additional visual effects
Emelie Nilsson .... digital compositor (as Emelie Nilson)
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Russell MacLeod .... stuntman
Patrick Meehan .... stuntman
Peter Pedrero .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... grip
Sebastian Barraclough .... first assistant camera
Jason Dully .... additional second assistant camera
Andy Edridge .... additional grip
Billy Goddard .... grip trainee
Ben Knight .... electrician
Jamie Knight .... lighting gaffer
Joe Knight .... electrician
Steve Leverington .... daily electrician
Ben Millar-Cole .... still photographer
Ben Casciello Rogers .... camera trainee (as Ben Casciello-Rogers)
Tom Wade .... second assistant camera
Paul Swann .... camera and equipment support (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kharmel Cochrane .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Robert Sterne .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessie Fell .... costume daily (as Jessica Fell)
Susan Gurley .... wardrobe supervisor
Eloise Park .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Debbie Banbury-Morley .... negative checker (as Debbie Banbury Morley)
James Clarke .... digital intermediate supervisor
Stuart Fyvie .... colorist
Thomas Goldser .... first assistant editor (as Tom Goldser)
Scott Goulding .... on-line editor
Danny Pagan .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Leo Abrahams .... musician: guitars
James Bellamy .... music editor
Zara Benyounes .... musician: violins
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Samuel Karl Bohn .... additional music
Samuel Karl Bohn .... assistant to composer
Samuel Karl Bohn .... musician: guitars
Samuel Karl Bohn .... technical and music preparation
Goetz Botzenhardt .... mixing engineer
Caroline Dale .... musician: cello
Mark Feltham .... musician: blues harp
Ben Foskett .... orchestrator
Christian Henson .... orchestrator
Joe Henson .... musician: electric bass
Jackademus .... additional music and performer
Mark Lo .... executive music producer
Rachel Robson .... musician: viola
Tom Spiggott-Smith .... musician: violins (as Tom Piggot-Smith)
Alison Wright .... score supervisor
Chris Gutch .... composer agent (uncredited)
English Session Orchestra .... orchestra (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Oana Anghel .... graphics coordinator: titles
Jasmine Becker-Williams .... floor runner (as Jasmine Williams)
Laurence Brown .... lawyer
Pat Bryan .... production coordinator
Carson .... security
Tim Charrington .... voice coach
Matt Craufurd .... floor runner
Steve Cronick .... production accountant
Jackey Dawnay .... tutor
Ann Dixon-Dyer .... production secretary (as Ann Dixon)
Graham Fletcher-Cook .... epk
Aman Gakhal .... catering crew
Dell Gakhal .... catering crew
Guv Gakhal .... catering crew
Julia Hall .... senior designer: titles
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Mitch King .... security
Rosalind Laugharne .... location manager
Natalie Maloy .... floor runner (as Natalie Malloy)
Lisa Marsden .... insurance
Peter McAlla .... production assistant
Thomas Pegg .... production runner
Stephen Sanchez .... additional location assistant
Lucy Ward .... script supervisor
Howard Watkins .... creative director: titles
 
Thanks
Duncan Kenworthy .... special thanks
Charles Verrall .... thanks (as Charles Verral)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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98 min
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Directorial debut of Dexter Fletcher.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An urban British drama with soul., 17 July 2013
Author: Robyn Nesbitt (nesfilmreviews) from United States

A mixture of urban grit, humor, and emotional turbulence while maintaining a sense of authenticity throughout, director Dexter Fletcher delivers a prominent, charming British drama. Thanks to a deeply heartfelt script--a cast that boasts a wealth of British acting talent (including Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Andy Serkis, and Jaime Winstone), "Wild Bill" successfully adds a fresh approach and perspective to the heavily saturated genre of broken families and urban decay.

Charlie Creed-Miles gets top billing here as "Wild Bill," the former drug-dealing tough guy who has spent the past 8 years under lock and key. Returning home on parole to find his two sons abandoned by their mother, Bill is blackmailed by his eldest, embittered son Dean into sticking around until the threat of being placed into social services has passed. As Bill begins to bond with his younger son Jimmy (Sammy Williams), local drug dealer "T" (Leo Gregory), digs his claws into both father and son.

Fletcher's debut is outstanding, and Charlie Creed-Miles performance as Bill is a knockout. Bill, whose hasty journey to redemption could so easily have seemed abhorrently contrived, yet strangely feels incredibly organic and totally believable. The enjoyment of "Wild Bill" is derived from its incredibly nuanced and engaging performances.

Many societal issues are addressed in Wild Bill: neglected children, alcoholism, prostitution, teen pregnancy, drug dealing, and the impact of role models on today's youth (or the lack thereof). Yet the film manages to remain far lighter than its weighty material. Thanks in part to the sharp writing by Fletcher and co-writer Danny King; Wild Bill manages to be funny without sacrificing the emotional power that drives the narrative.

"Wild Bill" is one of those rare films that possesses energy and vibrancy that manages to keep you rooting for its characters from start to finish. Fletcher's debut will not be an instant hit that propels his name into the spotlight--or recognized by the general public, yet he should be commended for creating a genuinely delightful piece of British social realism laced with charisma and wit. For audiences, "Wild Bill" is a surprisingly entertaining and well-told story that is far more relevant than most would want to believe.

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