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Bill (2015)

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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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Richard Bracewell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathew Baynton ... 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
Jim Howick ... Christopher Marlowe / Gabriel Montoya / Cynical Jester / Palace Doorman / Mysterious Man / Even Grubbier Thief / Party Planner
Laurence Rickard ... Sir Francis Walsingham / Lope Lopez / Stand-Up Jester / Chatty Guard / Slightly Late Courtier / Ian / Hanging Criminal / Chicken Drumstick
Ben Willbond ... King Phillip II of Spain / Earl of Southampton / Grubby Thief / Alexander Dimitrievitch / Head of Guards
David Crow David Crow ... Ramon: Cockney Player / Sergeant
Jamie Demetriou ... Sergio: Cockney Player
Richard Atwill Richard Atwill ... Seve: Cockney Player
John Henry Falle John Henry Falle ... Miguel: Cockney Player
Andrew Young Andrew Young ... Spanish Guard 1
Elliot Young Elliot Young ... Spanish Guard 2
Damian Lewis ... Sir Richard Hawkins
Michael Collin Michael Collin ... Despatch Rider
Susy Kane ... Lady-in-waiting
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A down on his luck William "Bill" Shakespeare decides to pursue his latest dream: to be an aspiring writer. His adventure soon becomes dangerous when he is caught between a act of murder.

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Comedy | Family | History

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Sir Francis Walsingham died in 1590, three years before the events of the film (This is presumably why various characters react to his appearance by saying they thought he was dead). See more »

Quotes

Earl of Croydon: Why did you let me get drunk?
Ian: I wasn't there!
Earl of Croydon: Exactly!
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Miss You Already/Bill (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Duelin' Banjos
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Written by Arthur Smith
Arranged by Bernard Hughes
Performed by James Akers, Lucy Shaw and John Vickers
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A Hilarious, Historical Comedy
26 March 2017 | by thelegendoftoesesSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved this film! It was incredibly funny, yet had some very heartfelt moments to it as well. The cast was great, and the jokes were just my brand of humor, although I know it's not for everyone. I love this group in Horrible Histories and Yonderland, but this has something neither of those have, it can be emotional at times, and the friendships and romance (singular) are one of the best parts of the film. A few of the reviews I've read here have been fairly negative, but I can say, I didn't like it all that much the first time I watched it, but on the second viewing I was able to experience the more subtler jokes and I fell in love. I suggest you watch it, as it is a great film for kids and Adults alike.


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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

18 September 2015 (UK) See more »

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