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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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William 'Bill' Shakespeare / Lord Burghley / English Messenger / Customs Official
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Earl of Croydon / Juan Domingo / Sausage / Dmitri Alexandrovitch / Fur Seller
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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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Queen Elizabeth I
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Sir Richard Hawkins
David Crow ...
Ramon
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Sir Walter Raleigh
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Sir Francis Drake
John Henry Falle ...
Miguel
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Sergio
Richard Atwill ...
Sevi
George Hewer ...
Spanish Servant #1
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Catholic Contact
Andy Gillies ...
Boris
Jack Philips ...
Statue & Spanish Guard (as Philip Jackson)
George Sawyer ...
Stall owner
Tim Willbond ...
Tudor Tim
Richard Czornowol ...
Hawker / Assistant Body Collector
Darren Edge ...
Monk 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bale ...
Walsingham's Men
Richard Banks ...
Catholic Monk
Margaret Bell ...
Woman on Beach
Nigel Black ...
Monk 1
David Blockley ...
Walsingham's Men
Lucy Brown ...
Susanne
Calum C. Sutton ...
Walsingham's Man
Paul Cavendish ...
Courtier
Brian Clarke ...
Courtier
Tom Cox ...
Mortal Coil Bandmate Tom
Grant Crookes ...
Courtier
Michael Degnan ...
Londoner
Richie Donaldson ...
Thug / plague Victim
Susie Donkin ...
Lady-in-waiting 4
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Mortal Coil Bandmate Joey
Christine Estima ...
Spanish Lady 9
Sam Exley ...
Spanish Courtier
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Builder
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Adviser
Cris Haris ...
Palace Guest
Kate Hawley ...
Lady Wessex
Amanda Higson ...
Courtier
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Quill & Rapier Landlady / Londoner
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Landlord
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Lady-in-waiting 2
Warnock Kerr ...
Earl of Worcester
Matthew Kitchen ...
Fire Eater
Matthew Kitchen ...
Fire Eater
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Customs Officer
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Street Urchin
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Servant
Reggie Moore ...
Hamnet
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Protestant Bishop
Alexander Mounsey ...
Palace Guard
Shaun Newnham ...
Man in Tavern
Ikí Lynn Norgren ...
Spanish Courtier
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Londoner
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Mortal Coil Bandmate Will
Nig Richards ...
Courtier
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Street Urchin
Miley Roberts ...
Courtier
Miley Roberts ...
Courtier
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Judith
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Lady-in-waiting 6
Mark Hindman Smith ...
Bridge-Leaping Peasant / Londoner (as Mark H. Smith)
Neil Tattersall ...
Courtier
Orson Thomas ...
Walsingham's Men
Clare Thomson ...
Lady-in-waiting 3
Lyndsey Walker ...
Portrait Artist
Paula Ann Williams ...
Londerer
Brian Woodward ...
Courtier
Patrick Durham ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Kevin Hudson ...
Tavern Keeper (uncredited)
Ian Ray-White ...
Plague Victim (uncredited)
Julio Romeo ...
Courtier (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Bracewell

Written by

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Laurence Rickard ... ()
 
Ben Willbond ... ()

Produced by

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Richard Bracewell ... producer
Tony Bracewell ... producer
Alice Dawson ... co-producer
Alasdair Flind ... producer
Hugo Heppell ... executive producer
Phil Hunt ... executive producer
Christine Langan ... executive producer
Joe Oppenheimer ... executive producer
Compton Ross ... executive producer
Charles Steel ... producer

Music by

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Andrew Hewitt

Cinematography by

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Laurie Rose

Film Editing by

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Gary Dollner
David Freeman
Billy Sneddon

Editorial Department

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Linden Brownbill ... post-production engineer
Tom Chandler ... first assistant editor
James Clarke ... head of di
David Harwood ... post-production coordinator
Lisa Jordan ... facility director: Lipsync Pos
Abigail McKenzie ... digital intermediate coordinator
Tom Russell ... digital intermediate colorist
Jamie Welsh ... assistant colourist

Casting By

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Rosalie Clayton

Production Design by

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Simon Scullion

Art Direction by

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Keith Dunne

Set Decoration by

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Clare Keyte

Costume Design by

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Charlotte Morris

Makeup Department

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Laura Viana da Silva ... makeup artist
Jenny Hammond ... hair & makeup artist
Soleil Jackson ... crowd hair & makeup supervisor
Line Kolaasaeter ... crowd makeup artist
Fiona Lobo-Cranston ... makeup and hair
Monica MacDonald ... makeup supervisor
Dan Martin ... prosthetics designer/supplier: Queen Elizabeth
Scarlett McGrath ... hair & makeup trainee
Anna Morena ... hair & makeup artist
Marie Morgan ... crowd makeup
Mags Pattinson ... crowd makeup and hair trainee
Nadia Stacey ... Hair & Make-up Designer
Jo Sweeting ... crowd make-up artist
Helen Conroy ... hair & makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)
Abby Graves ... crowd hair & makeup (uncredited)

Production Management

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Polly Duval ... post-production supervisor
Karl King ... unit manager
Gabby Le Rasle ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jamie D. Allen ... second assistant director
Alex Currie-Clark ... third assistant director
Lucy Eaton-Whitfield ... trainee assistant director
Nick Gordon ... crowd second assistant director
Adam Lock ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Billy Cessford ... prop maker
Noel Cowell ... property master
Richard Evans ... buyer
Kez Keyte ... dressing props
James Laing ... 3d visualiser
Andrew Lamb ... storyboard artist
Simon Lee ... stand-by props trainee
Owen Mann ... standby art director
Katy Ord ... art department trainee
Gareth Procter ... standby props
Andy Watson ... assistant art director
Rebecca Watson ... art department assistant
Richard Wells ... graphic design
Duncan Wheeler ... construction buyer
Rod Whiting ... props storeman

Sound Department

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Sam Boothman ... boom operator
Simon Bysshe ... boom operator
Dickie Earll ... sound assistant
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Jack Gillies ... supervising sound editor
Tim Hands ... co-supervising sound editor
Tushar Manek ... mix technician
Rashad Omar ... sound recordist
Paul Paragon ... second unit mixer
Jemma Riley-Tolch ... foley mixer
Ben Tat ... adr mixer

Visual Effects by

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Marta Cañavate ... digital compositor
Matthew Chan ... digital compositor
Andy Cuthbert ... sysadmin & pipeline developer
Alexander Ha ... visual effects artist
Manuel Huertas ... matte painter
Simon Hughes ... visual effects supervisor
Sarah Morowa ... data operator
Noel O'Malley ... matchmove artist
Iain Read ... compositor
Susanna Riccio ... digital compositor
Noga Alon Stein ... visual effects line producer
Lewis Wright ... digital compositor
Josh Kelly ... digital lab operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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David R. Grant ... stunt double
Jo McLaren ... stunt coordinator
Andy Piers Morris ... safety diver
Ian Pead ... stunt double: Laurence Rickard
Jack Philips ... stunt performer (as Philip Jackson)
Mark Hindman Smith ... stunt performer (as Mark H. Smith)
Shane Steyn ... jim howick / stunt double
Ryan Stuart ... stunt performer
Leo Woodruff ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Baker ... lighting technician
Liam Beard ... camera trainee
Laurence Cendrowicz ... still photographer
Martin Conway ... best boy
Scott Coulter ... camera trainee: dailies
Tom Evans ... camera trainee: "b" camera, daily crew
Kevin Foy ... key grip
Steve Kitchen ... rigging gaffer
Mark Langlay-Smith ... vt operator
Andy Levett ... grip
William Lyte ... clapper loader
John Malaney ... rigging electrician
Kev Marchant ... trainee grip
Vince McGahon ... camera operator: a camera / steadicam operator
Lewis McInnes ... digital imaging technician
Simon Meehan ... b camera grip: dailies
Phil Newton ... grip
Pat Sweeney ... gaffer
Kim Vinegrad ... focus puller
Nick Wall ... still photographer

Animation Department

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Richard Evans ... buyer

Casting Department

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Abigail Barbier ... adr voice casting
Arron Cuthbertson ... extras casting
Becca Toogood ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Terry Herfield ... costume assistant
Denise Heywood ... costumer
Mike Hodge ... costume fitter
Lauren Howick ... costume assistant
Heather Leat ... costume supervisor
Rebecca Mitchell ... costume assistant
Hannah Summers ... wardrobe stylist
Ceri Price ... costume maker (uncredited)

Location Management

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Alastair Don ... locations scout
Mark Dryden ... location assistant
Adrian Hubbard ... location manager

Music Department

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Andrew Cottee ... orchestrator
Terry Davies ... orchestrator
Andrew Hewitt ... conductor / orchestrator
Bernard Hughes ... composer: additional music
Tom Kilworth ... orchestrator
Adam Langston ... orchestrator
Mark Lo ... executive music producer
Kina Miyamoto ... music preparation
Nora Mullally ... music business/legal services
Nick Taylor ... score recording engineer and mixer
Amy Willock ... music preparation
Chantelle Woodnutt ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Alexandra Arlango ... development executive: Cowboy Films
Alexander Baldwin ... assistant: supervising producers
Jacqui Barr ... marketing executive
Liz Briggs ... script supervisor: dailies
Paula Chidgey ... assistant accountant
Johan Ewing ... legal executive
Sophia Garrido ... epk: producer director
Rory Herbert ... script supervisor
Gemma Jones ... production coordinator
Sally Joynson ... chief executive: screen yorkshire
Nadiya Luthra ... assistant production co-ordinator
Ben Maloney ... security head
Stephen McConnell ... production accountant
Laura McKenzie ... production runner
Christos Michaels ... legal services
Phil Pease ... health and safety
Sarah Pickles ... production assistant
Jonathan Schey ... Sales and Marketing Assistant
Viva Stuart ... floor runner
Jessica Thorpe ... 2nd unit script supervisor
Howard Watkins ... head of title design
Ashley Wild ... crowd runner
Kriss TheDish Brown ... Satellite Internet, 4G Wifi Engineer & IT Support (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Билл (Russia)
Runtime
  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Miss You Already/Bill (2015). See more »
Quotes Christopher Marlowe: Saying things in a short snappy way instead of a long drawn-out way is the soul of wit
Bill Shakespeare: You mean brevity?
Christopher Marlowe: Yeah
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