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

Original Release

09/18/2015

Cast

Mathew Baynton Customs Official / William 'Bill' Shakespeare / Lord Burghley / English Messenger
Simon Farnaby Fur Seller / Earl of Croydon / Juan Domingo / Sausage / Dmitri Alexandrovitch
Martha Howe-Douglas Body Collector / Anne Hathaway / Molly / Spanish Courtier
Jim Howick Party Planner / Christopher Marlowe / Gabriel Montoya / Cynical Jester / Palace Doorman / Mysterious Man / Even Grubbier Thief
Laurence Rickard Chicken Drumstick / Sir Francis Walsingham / Lope Lopez / Stand-Up Jester / Chatty Guard / Slightly Late Courtier / Ian / Hanging Criminal
Ben Willbond King Phillip II of Spain / Earl of Southampton / Grubby Thief / Alexander Dimitrievitch / Head of Guards
Helen McCrory Queen Elizabeth I
Damian Lewis Sir Richard Hawkins
Justin Edwards Sir Francis Drake
Rufus Jones Sir Walter Raleigh
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Bracewell

Writers

Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond

Cast

Mathew Baynton Customs Official / William 'Bill' Shakespeare / Lord Burghley / English Messenger
Simon Farnaby Fur Seller / Earl of Croydon / Juan Domingo / Sausage / Dmitri Alexandrovitch
Martha Howe-Douglas Body Collector / Anne Hathaway / Molly / Spanish Courtier
Jim Howick Party Planner / Christopher Marlowe / Gabriel Montoya / Cynical Jester / Palace Doorman / Mysterious Man / Even Grubbier Thief
Laurence Rickard Chicken Drumstick / Sir Francis Walsingham / Lope Lopez / Stand-Up Jester / Chatty Guard / Slightly Late Courtier / Ian / Hanging Criminal
Ben Willbond King Phillip II of Spain / Earl of Southampton / Grubby Thief / Alexander Dimitrievitch / Head of Guards
Helen McCrory Queen Elizabeth I
Damian Lewis Sir Richard Hawkins
Justin Edwards Sir Francis Drake
Rufus Jones Sir Walter Raleigh
David Crow Ramon / Ramon: Cockney Player / Sergeant
John Henry Falle Miguel / Miguel: Cockney Player
Jamie Demetriou Sergio / Sergio: Cockney Player
Richard Atwill Sevi / Seve: Cockney Player
George Hewer Spanish Servant #1 / Spanish Servant
Richard Glover Catholic Contact
Andy Gillies Boris
Jack Philips Statue / Spanish Guard
George Sawyer Thirsty Courtier / Pie Stall Owner
Richard Czornowol Hawker / Assistant Body Collector

Producers

Hugo Heppell Executive Producer
Phil Hunt Executive Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Joe Oppenheimer Executive Producer
Compton Ross Executive Producer
Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Thomas Hedman Executive Producer
Stefan Kapelari Executive Producer
Craig McNicol Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Ben Roberts Executive Producer
Natascha Wharton Executive Producer
Richard Bracewell Producer
Tony Bracewell Producer
Alice Dawson Producer
Alasdair Flind Producer
Charles Steel Producer

Editors

Gary Dollner, David Freeman, Billy Sneddon

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