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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.
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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Danny King (writer) &
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Release Date:
23 March 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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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
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
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Council Estate Western., 22 March 2014
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Wild Bill is directed by Dexter Fletcher who also co-writes the screenplay with Danny King. It stars Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Liz White, Sammy Williams, Charlotte Spencer, Leo Gregory, Neil Maskell and Iwan Rheon. Music is by Christian Henson and cinematography by George Richmond.

Wild Bill Hayward (Creed-Miles) is just out of prison after serving eight years. Heading home he finds his two sons Dean (Poulter) and Jimmy (Williams) fending for themselves after their mother abandoned them. Bill hadn't planned on hanging around, but if he doesn't then the boys will be taken into care. More pressing is that the local drug runners have got young Jimmy working for them, Bill might just have to take his parental responsibilities to another level and justify his Wild reputation.

Splendid piece of British grit and wit, Wild Bill follows in the traditions of films directed by British actors, who for their debut directing assignment impressed with the ability to grab the attention and no loosen the grip. Fletcher has done a bang up job here, managing to turn what could have been a standard dysfunctional family melodrama into something more meaningful, engaging and suspenseful.

Story is set to the backdrop of working class London, where the building of the Olympic stadium serves as a beacon of hope in the distance, while our principal characters struggle through a world of grimy flats, empty pubs, dirty cafés and drug infested council estates.

The narrative operates on two fronts, Bill (Miles superb) is trying to keep on the straight and narrow, as he candidly observes, if his dog craps on the pavement he will get 18 months back in prison! But as he tries to build a relationship with his two sons, especially the older and more colder Dean, circumstances are drawing him back into the violent world he desperately wants to leave behind. It's this angle that gives the film its suspense, as viewers we are wondering if Bill can achieve his goals, will he get a break, will the family become one unit?

Elsewhere the film operates as a coming of age story, where Dean has had to grow up real fast to look after his younger brother, even taking on employment at the age of 15 to provide for Jimmy and himself. Then there is matters of the heart, as he is strongly attracted to local girl Steph (Spencer), this aspect is very well handled by Fletcher, who gets the excellent Poulter to deftly portray those early nerves when Cupid starts to draw back its bow, the tentative fumblings of young love easily identifiable to us all.

Pic is full of familiar British faces, most of them just stopping by in cameos to lend friendly support to Fletcher's project. They all offer a reassuring presence to proceedings, adding further weight to what is damn fine debut picture. Sometimes violent, often heart warming and tender, and very laugh out loud funny, Wild Bill is a winner. 9/10

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