Bill (I) (2015)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Family, History

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




  • Simon Farnaby in Bill (2015)
  • Mathew Baynton in Bill (2015)
  • Simon Farnaby and Ben Willbond in Bill (2015)
  • Ben Willbond in Bill (2015)
  • Mathew Baynton in Bill (2015)
  • Ben Willbond and Umer Farooq in Bill (2015)

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Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond

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11 October 2015 | ebrosnan-720-851256
| A jolly good time for all the family
A very entertaining, irreverent take on how Shakespeare rose to fame. It's really quite silly but on the same hand quite consistent with its own internal logic. (Unlike say Pan or Prometheus which are both a narrative mess where characters completely flip- flop for no other reason than the writer was too thick or lazy to find another way to progress the plot)

King Phillip II of Spain is a joyously dickish main antagonist with some great one liners. Sir Francis Walsingham is just bizarre and Bill himself is charmingly gormless.

The film left me with a smile on my face and kinda wishing I got a few more of the Shakespeare references. It also has me randomly blurting out 'King Phillip the Second of Spain' on occasion.

Well done Team Horrible Histories!

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