What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.

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William 'Bill' Shakespeare / Lord Burghley / English Messenger / Customs Official
Simon Farnaby ...
Earl of Croydon / Juan Domingo / Sausage / Dmitri Alexandrovitch / Fur Seller
Martha Howe-Douglas ...
Anne Hathaway / Molly / Spanish Courtier / Body Collector
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Christopher Marlowe / Gabriel Montoya / Cynical Jester / Palace Doorman / Mysterious Man / Even Grubbier Thief / Party Planner
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Sir Francis Walsingham / Lope Lopez / Stand-Up Jester / Chatty Guard / Slightly Late Courtier / Ian / Hanging Criminal / Chicken Drumstick
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King Phillip II of Spain / Earl of Southampton / Grubby Thief / Alexander Dimitrievitch / Head of Guards
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Sir Richard Hawkins
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Ramon
Rufus Jones ...
Sir Walter Raleigh
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Sir Francis Drake
John Henry Falle ...
Miguel
Jamie Demetriou ...
Sergio
Richard Atwill ...
Sevi
George Hewer ...
Spanish Servant #1
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What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.

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The first film to be made by the Horrible Histories team See more »

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Brilliant Bill!
30 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a marvellous and magnificent film - fun for all the family. We went last weekend in a big family group, and everyone from 8 to 80 loved it.

Bill is funny, moving, hysterical, silly and warm-hearted - something for everyone!

Only some of us knew the performers from Horrible Histories and Yonderland, but they played their multiple roles to perfection. Particular favourites were Lope and Bill for the kids, King Phillip for the ladies, and the Earl of Croydon and Juan for everyone. Particular mention for Simon Farnaby, who is just wonderful in every role he plays

  • fans will remember his priceless museum guard in Paddington. His


cameo as 'Sausage Man' will live long in the memory,

I couldn't recommend a film more strongly. Best British film this year. We'd read a 4 star review in The Sun which called Bill "the funniest film this year" - couldn't agree more!


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