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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.
Wild Bill -- Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill (Charlie Creed-Miles) returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons, Jimmy and Dean, abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves.

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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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A great British gem and wonderful directorial debut See more (32 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)
Paul Chiedozie ... Cafe Regular (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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55 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
A great British gem and wonderful directorial debut, 24 March 2012
Author: tonetalk from United Kingdom

It's a rare occurrence for me to see a film that I know very little about and with the mass marketing of most movies nowadays it's quite a difficult thing to achieve. However, in the case of Wild Bill the only thing I knew was that the film marks Dexter Fletcher's directorial debut.

The film centres around the eponymous Bill who we meet upon his release from prison on The Isle of Wight following an eight year stretch for various transgressions in his early life. Bill returns to his home in East London to find that his two young sons have been abandoned by their mother and are now trying to cope on their own whilst avoiding the gaze of social services. The eldest son has taken on the paternal role and is reluctant to relinquish this upon his fathers return but this reluctance pales in comparison to Bill's own lack of interest in raising his sons. There are the expected gangster side stories (it is East London after all) but the heart of the movie is concerned with Bill re-establishing the relationships with his boys and attempting to go straight.

The fact that I can report that Wild Bill is an excellent little film provides me with much joy. The above synopsis might make it sound like a Mike Leigh kitchen sink drama but nothing could be further from the truth. This is a genuinely funny film and Fletcher takes a lot of time to fashion characters that the audience can sympathise with and relate to. The gangsters are slightly two dimensional but this doesn't detract from the warm and rewarding tale of a man finally growing up and embracing his responsibilities.

Dexter Fletcher shows that his near 30 years as an actor have taught him many things about the art of directing and he takes to this role with great aplomb. A particular high point in the film, from a directorial point of view, comes when Bill is teaching his youngest son to throw paper airplanes from their high rise flat. The camera follows one of these planes as is loops and circles to the ground in a beautiful continuous shot that marks a significant turning point in the protagonists journey.

The cast are well employed here and Charlie Creed-Miles (Bill) does a wonderful job of holding the piece together and transforming the character from a good for nothing ex con into a caring father, willing to do anything for his sons. Special mention should go to Will Poulter who plays Bill's eldest son (Dean). This young man has a very bright future ahead and the maturity of his performance is incredibly touching. Those who remember Poulter from his earlier movie 'Son of Rambow' will not be surprised to see that this teenage actor is developing into a fine young talent indeed. The rest of the cast reads like a who's who of journeymen British actors and it would not surprise me to learn that many of the performers who have short cameos aren't simply doing this for their old mate Dexter.

There are comparisons to be made between the story here and that of many an old fashioned western but the point isn't laboured. A scene towards the end of the film actually put me in mind of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven in a rather odd way (look for the pub fight) and this only increased my affection for this wonderful film.

The East End backdrop is dominated by the recent additions of the Olympic Stadia and Dean actually has a job working on the construction site of the velodrome. The renewal of the area is an obvious metaphor for Bill's transformation from old east end villain to new, loving family man. I cannot imagine, however, that LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games) intend to use this film as an enticement for tourists as it still shows a gritty underbelly to the area that no number of sporting developments can hope to erase.

Wild Bill will garner a lot of praise and hopefully ensure that Dexter Fletcher's voice as a writer and director is encouraged and used to make further such homegrown gems. I, for one, cannot wait to see what he makes next.

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