In UK cinemas 20th February 2015
Comedy film about William Shakespeare - starring the cast of Horrible Histories
- Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Damian Lewis
- Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond
- BBC Films
& Cowboy Films
The story of how hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare left his family and home to follow his dream. It's a tale of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth. Can one man prove the quill is mightier than the sword?
The cast of Horrible Histories and Yonderland star in the show - together they will play 40 roles in the film.
Co-writer Laurence Rickard says: "The joy of the Lost Years is we can tell a fun story without trampling on the facts - it gives us licence to take William Shakespeare on a truly ridiculous caper, yet end with him becoming the man the world knows."