Feature Films


Can genuinely be enjoyed by all the family.
Cambridge Film Festival


Richard Bracewell


  • Mathew Baynton
  • Simon Farnaby
  • Martha Howe-Douglas
  • Jim Howick
  • Laurence Rickard
  • Ben Willbond
  • Helen McCrory
  • Damian Lewis
2015, 94 mins, UK
Comedy | Family

The smash hit comedy team behind the hilarious and family-friendly British TV sensation Horrible Histories have come together once again with the BBC to bring us this unconventional take on a neglected period in the life of the legendary poet William Shakespeare.

Set during Shakespeare’s mysterious lost years, Bill covers the Bard’s rise from obscurity to fame as a renowned playwright in London. The film aims to tell the “real” story of what happens when hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream. He embarks on a crazy adventure in an attempt to make his mark, one that finds him entangled in a web of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and an insane plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth I!

Can one man prove the quill is mightier than the sword? This absurd interpretation, reminiscent of the Monty Python films, is guaranteed to have you in stitches as the original cast of six play every role in the film.