Bill – the long awaited film about the lost years of William Shakespeare is finally released tomorrow (September 18th), six months later than originally planned.
It is written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, who star in the film, along with the rest of the cast of BBC’s Horrible Histories (and Sky 1’s Yonderland) to tell the story of hapless lute player Bill Shakespeare, who wastes his life in a band called Mortal Coil.
He dreams of becoming a playwright so moves his family from Stratford-upon-Avon to London, where he befriends Christopher Marlowe, who has been unemployed since the plague closed all the playhouses.
They join forces on a play which they intend to sell to The Earl Of Croydon who has promised some comical entertainment for Queen Elizabeth I (Harry Potter’s Helen McCrory). Unfortunately there is a plot to kill the Queen, so of course the lads get caught up in this.
As well as Simon Farnaby and the rest of the Horrible Histories gang, the cast also includes Damien Lewis and a few familiar TVO faces in supporting roles: look out for Richard Glover, Justin Edwards, Tom Meeten and Rufus Jones!
Click here for reviews and interviews and you can see the trailer below.