Mathew Baynton as William Shakespeare
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Bill: Giving Shakespeare a twist, Horrible Histories style

For many, the 'lost years' of William Shakespeare's life are a source of great wonder.

No historical record exists of the period in-between Shakespeare setting off for London as an unknown, and his emergence a few years later as a great writer.

Now a film sets out to provide their own interpretation of what might have happened. The team who brought much medieval mirth to your screens in Horrible Histories have come together to make their first feature film, called Bill.

BBC News went along to a school in South London where some of the cast answered questions about how the film was made, as part of a visit organised by film education charity Into Film.

Bill opens at cinemas on September 18th.

Video production: Dan Curtis and Monika Saha

  • 17 Sep 2015
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