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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
David Crow ...
Ramon: Cockney Player / Sergeant
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Sergio: Cockney Player
Richard Atwill ...
Seve: Cockney Player
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Miguel: Cockney Player
Andrew Young ...
Spanish Guard 1
Elliot Young ...
Spanish Guard 2
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Sir Richard Hawkins
Michael Collin ...
Despatch Rider
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Lady-in-waiting
Clare Thomson ...
Lady-in-waiting
Susie Donkin ...
Lady-in-waiting
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Queen Elizabeth I
Lucy Brown ...
Susanne
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Judith
Reggie Moore ...
Hamnet
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Mortal Coil
Joey Ellis ...
Mortal Coil
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Mortal Coil
Warnock Kerr ...
Earl of Worcester
Gareth Tunley ...
Clipboard Guard / Priest
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Sir Francis Drake
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Sir Walter Raleigh
George Sawyer ...
Thirsty Courtier / Pie Stall Owner
Matthew Kitchen ...
Fire Eater
Bridget Vercambre ...
Prostitute
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Spanish Chamberlain
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Spanish Adviser
Robin Hodges ...
London Thief / Bull Inn Landlord
Richard Glover ...
Catholic Contact
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Boris
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Protestant Bishop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Czornowol ...
Hawker / Assistant Body Collector
Darren Edge ...
Monk 2
Umer Farooq ...
Spanish Goon
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Bridge-Leaping Peasant / Londoner (as Mark H. Smith)
Tim Willbond ...
Tudor Tim
William Bale ...
Walsingham's Men (uncredited)
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Catholic Monk (uncredited)
Nigel Black ...
Monk 1 (uncredited)
David Blockley ...
Walsingham's Men (uncredited)
Calum C. Sutton ...
Walsingham's Man (uncredited)
Paul Cavendish ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Grant Crookes ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Michael Degnan ...
Londoner (uncredited)
Richie Donaldson ...
Thug / plague Victim (uncredited)
Patrick Durham ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Christine Estima ...
Spanish Lady 9 (uncredited)
Sam Exley ...
Spanish Courtier (uncredited)
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Builder (uncredited)
Cris Haris ...
Palace Guest (uncredited)
Kate Hawley ...
Lady Wessex (uncredited)
George Hewer ...
Spanish Servant #1 (uncredited)
Amanda Higson ...
Courtier (uncredited)
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Quill & Rapier Landlady / Londoner (uncredited)
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Tavern Keeper (uncredited)
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Customs Officer (uncredited)
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Street Urchin (uncredited)
Alexander Mounsey ...
Palace Guard (uncredited)
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Man in Tavern (uncredited)
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Londoner (uncredited)
Jack Philips ...
Statue / Spanish Guard (uncredited)
Ian Ray-White ...
Plague Victim (uncredited)
Nig Richards ...
Courtier (uncredited)
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Street Urchin (uncredited)
Miley Roberts ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Julio Romeo ...
Courtier (uncredited)
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Lady-in-waiting 6 (uncredited)
Neil Tattersall ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Orson Thomas ...
Walsingham's Men (uncredited)
Lyndsey Walker ...
Portrait Artist (uncredited)
Paula Ann Williams ...
Londerer (uncredited)
Brian Woodward ...
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
Peter Hampden ... executive producer
Thomas Hedman ... executive producer
Hugo Heppell ... executive producer
Phil Hunt ... executive producer
Stefan Kapelari ... executive producer
Christine Langan ... executive producer
Craig McNicol ... executive producer
Norman Merry ... executive producer
Joe Oppenheimer ... executive producer
Ben Roberts ... executive producer
Compton Ross ... executive producer
Charles Steel ... producer
Natascha Wharton ... executive producer

Music by

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Andrew Hewitt

Cinematography by

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Laurie Rose ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Gary Dollner
David Freeman
Billy Sneddon

Editorial Department

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Keshia Agyei ... assistant lipsync producer
Linden Brownbill ... engineering
Tom Chandler ... first assistant editor
Will Chetwynd ... digital intermediate editor
James Clarke ... head of digital intermediate
David Harwood ... post-production coordinator
Lee Hodgkinson ... senior lipsync post producer
Lisa Jordan ... facility director: Lipsync Post
Abigail McKenzie ... digital intermediate coordinator
Connan McStay ... senior di editor
Sarah Morowa ... film department
Freya Pearson ... film department
Matt Roberts ... film department
Tom Russell ... colourist
Thomas Waddington ... film department
Jamie Welsh ... assistant colourist
Rick White ... head of technical support
Reuben Yarwood ... film department

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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Jenny Hammond ... hair & makeup artist
Soleil Jackson ... crowd hair & makeup supervisor
Monica MacDonald ... hair and makeup supervisor
Scarlett McGrath ... hair and makeup trainee
Anna Morena ... hair & makeup artist
Mags Pattinson ... crowd makeup and hair trainee
Nadia Stacey ... makeup designer
Helen Conroy ... hair & makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)
Abby Graves ... crowd hair & makeup (uncredited)
Line Kolaasaeter ... crowd makeup artist (uncredited)
Fiona Lobo-Cranston ... makeup and hair (uncredited)
Dan Martin ... prosthetics designer/supplier: Queen Elizabeth (uncredited)
Marie Morgan ... crowd makeup (uncredited)
Nadia Stacey ... hair designer (uncredited)
Jo Sweeting ... crowd make-up artist (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
Nick Gordon ... crowd coordinator
Adam Lock ... first assistant director
Lucy Eaton-Whitfield ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Jordan Beagarie ... carpenter
Gillian Campbell ... supervising scenic painter
Jamie Clark ... construction manager
Darren Edmunds ... carpenter
Richard Evans ... production buyer
Steve Gibbon ... carpenter
Caroline Harper ... standby art director
Simon Lee ... standby props trainee
Owen Mann ... standby art director
Will Mason ... scenic painter
Katy Ord ... art department trainee
Gareth Procter ... standby props
Steve Smith ... carpenter
Andy Watson ... assistant art director
Rebecca Watson ... art department assistant
Richard Wells ... graphic designer
Duncan Wheeler ... construction buyer
Rod Whiting ... dressing props
Russell Youmans ... joiner
Mark Button ... concept artist (uncredited)
Billy Cessford ... prop maker (uncredited)
Noel Cowell ... property master (uncredited)
Jevon Edwards ... dressing props (uncredited)
Kez Keyte ... dressing props (uncredited)
James Laing ... 3d visualiser (uncredited)
Andrew Lamb ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Abigail Barbier ... adr voice casting
Sam Boothman ... boom operator
Simon Bysshe ... boom operator
Dickie Earll ... sound assistant
Louis Elman ... adr voice casting
Glen Gathard ... foley mixer
Jack Gillies ... supervising sound editor
Rashad Hall-Heinz ... sound recordist (as Rashad Omar)
Tim Hands ... co-supervising sound editor
Peter Hanson ... foley editor
Tushar Manek ... sound technician
Jemma Riley-Tolch ... assistant foley mixer
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Jason Swanscott ... foley artist
Sven Taits ... adr recordist
Ben Tat ... adr recordist
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Paul Paragon ... second unit mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Trevor Butterfield ... senior special effects technician
Trevor Butterfield ... six senior technician
Neal Champion ... sfx supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Tim Caplan ... vfx producer
Marta Cañavate ... digital compositor
Matthew Chan ... digital compositor
Laura Coumbe ... roto artist
Lucas Manuel Cuenca ... 3D artist (as Lucas Cuenca)
Andy Cuthbert ... vfx technical assistant
Caroline Delgado ... roto artist
Alexander Ha ... runner
Shani Hermoni ... digital compositor
Manuel Huertas ... matte painter
Simon Hughes ... visual effects supervisor
Ines Li Ying ... vfx coordinator (as Inés Li Ying)
Finola O'Brien ... vfx coordinator
Noel O'Malley ... matchmove artist
Iain Read ... compositor
Susanna Riccio ... roto artist
James Roberts ... fx artist
Noga Alon Stein ... visual effects line producer
Lewis Wright ... digital compositor
Josh Kelly ... digital lab operator (uncredited)
Sarah Morowa ... data operator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rob Cooper ... stunt performer
David R. Grant ... stunt double
Jo McLaren ... stunt coordinator
Ian Pead ... stunt performer
Shane Steyn ... stunt performer
Ryan Stuart ... stunt performer
Marlow Warrington-Mattei ... stunt performer
Leo Woodruff ... stunt performer
Andy Piers Morris ... safety diver (uncredited)
Ian Pead ... stunt double: Laurence Rickard (uncredited)
Jack Philips ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mark Hindman Smith ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Shane Steyn ... stunt double: Jim Howick (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Baker ... electrician
Liam Beard ... camera trainee / video assist
Laurence Cendrowicz ... still photographer
Martin Conway ... best boy
Greg Ebdon ... rushes runner
Kevin Foy ... key grip
Eifion Hughes ... electrician
Steve Kitchen ... rigging gaffer
Will Lyte ... clapper loader (as William Lyte)
John Malaney ... electrician
Kev Marchant ... grip trainee
Marika McCaulsky ... b camera loader / camera trainee
Vince McGahon ... camera operator
Liam McGill ... rigging gaffer
Lewis McInnes ... digital imaging technician
Mark Milsome ... camera operator
Laurie Rose ... camera operator
Pat Sweeney ... gaffer
Kim Vinegrad ... focus puller
Nick Wall ... still photographer
Scott Coulter ... camera trainee: dailies (uncredited)
Tom Evans ... camera trainee: "b" camera, daily crew (uncredited)
Andy Levett ... grip (uncredited)
Vince McGahon ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Simon Meehan ... b camera grip: dailies (uncredited)
Phil Newton ... grip (uncredited)

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 associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jo Dawn ... fitter
Millie Eden ... costume trainee
Katie Hicken ... costume standby
Heather Leat ... costume supervisor
Jane Leonard ... fitter
Allana Marsh ... sewing hand
Kelsey Newsome ... trainee fitter
Hannah Summers ... wardrobe stylist
Caroline Thorpe ... key fitter
Sarah Touaibi ... crowd supervisor
Robert Worley ... assistant costume designer
Terry Herfield ... costume assistant (uncredited)
Denise Heywood ... costumer (uncredited)
Mike Hodge ... costume fitter (uncredited)
Lauren Howick ... costume assistant (uncredited)
Rebecca Mitchell ... costume assistant (uncredited)
Ceri Price ... costume maker (uncredited)

Location Management

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Alastair Don ... locations scout
Mark Dryden ... location assistant
Simon D. Gee ... assistant location manager
Adrian Hubbard ... location manager
Karl King ... unit manager
Beverley Lamb ... locations scout
Anna Lee ... location manager
Ian MacDonald ... location assistant (as Ian Macdonald)
Tom Mellish ... assistant location manager
Santiago Placer ... location assistant
Dave Seaton ... location manager
Ross Donnelly ... additional locations scout (uncredited)

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

Script and Continuity Department

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Rory Herbert ... script supervisor
Jessica Thorpe ... 2nd unit script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Alan Evans ... unit driver
Fred Kelly ... 4x4 driver
Archie Kininmouth ... transport captain
Colin MacAlister ... unit driver
Jon Monks ... unit driver
Paul Pearson ... unit driver

Additional Crew

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Alexandra Arlango ... development executive: Cowboy Films
Alexander Baldwin ... director's assistant / producer's assistant
Brad Barnard ... facilities captain
Jacqui Barr ... marketing executive
James Bramsdon ... accountant
Liz Briggs ... script supervisor: dailies
Nigel Burke ... accountant
Kelsie Chappell ... accounts trainee
Paula Chidgey ... assistant accountant
Sue Clark ... horse master
Maxine Davis ... post-production accountant
Beth Davitt ... production legals
Lloyd Eaton ... on set facilities
Lucy Eaton-Whitfield ... base runner
Johan Ewing ... legal executive
Jo Fernihough ... publicist
Scott Fisher ... head security
Sophia Garrido ... epk
Neil Gillard ... production legals
Julia Hall ... Senior Designer: Lipsync Design
Boyd Harvey ... insurance
Gavin Hewson ... unit medic
Alex Ingram ... insurance
Nick Johnson ... accountant
Gemma Jones ... production coordinator
Sally Joynson ... chief executive: screen yorkshire
Sarah Lebutsch ... sales director
Kate Lee ... publicist
Nadiya Luthra ... assistant production co-ordinator
Ben Maloney ... security head
Stephen McConnell ... production accountant
Sinéad McHugh ... accountant
Laura McKenzie ... production assistant
Christos Michaels ... legal services
Emma Micklewright ... publicist
Will Mostyn ... production assistant
Kevin Oates ... unit base/tech
Kate Pavia ... production legals
Phil Pease ... health and safety officer' / health and safety officer
Sarah Pickles ... production assistant
Kerry Porter ... publicist
Tom Prothero ... unit base/tech
Jim Ranyard ... health and safety officer' / health and safety officer
Jonathan Schey ... Sales and Marketing Assistant
Jason Shaw ... insurance
Rob Sipson ... security
Viva Stuart ... floor runner
Adam Vines ... facilities captain
Howard Watkins ... head of title design
Ashley Wild ... crowd runner
Kriss TheDish Brown ... on-set internet engineer (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 »
Soundtracks Mortal Coil/Court Scene 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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