|Born||William Henry Milner
4 March 1995
Teddington, Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England, UK
William Henry "Bill" Milner (born 4 March 1995) is an English child actor, best known for his roles as Will Proudfoot in Son of Rambow, Edward in Is Anybody There? and the young Magneto in X-Men: First Class.
Life and career
Milner got his start in the Hammer & Tongs film Son of Rambow which was released in 2008. He has since appeared in the made-for-TV films Who Killed Mrs De Ropp? and My Boy Jack. He also appeared in the film adaptation of the David Almond book Skellig which was released in the UK in 2009. In 2009 he starred alongside Michael Caine in the film Is Anybody There?, and also took on the role of Ian Dury's son Baxter in the biopic, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll which was released in the UK on the 8 January 2010. He played the role of young Magneto in X-Men: First Class.
"It was very easy working with Bill because I don't regard him as a child actor. I regard him as an actor who's a child. The difference is you feel absolute confidence in him. You don't feel he's a child. You can depend on him. He's quite extraordinary. Of course, he'd never been in the theatre. He'd only been in an amateur dramatic society. So he didn't have any theatrical baggage to get rid of. He's a natural little boy.... He was absolutely essential." – Michael Caine on Milner's performance in Is Anybody There?, Boston Globe, 3 May 2009.
Bill has said he is working on his debut mixtape which is rumoured to include features from Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Libby, and 2 Chainz.
In 2013, he plays a school boy in the video of Mind Mischief, by Tame Impala.
|2007||Son of Rambow||Will Proudfoot||Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performers (shared with Will Poulter)
|Who Killed Mrs De Ropp?||Nicholas||TV film|
|My Boy Jack||Peter Carter||TV film|
|2008||Pop Art||Toby Warner||short film|
|Is Anybody There?||Edward||Nominated — London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year|
|2010||Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||Baxter||Nominated — London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year|
|2011||X-Men: First Class||Young Erik Lensherr / Magneto|
|The Secret of Crickley Hall||Maurice Stafford||TV series|
|2014||The 7.39||Adam Matthews||TV film|
- 2008 British Independent Film Awards
- Most Promising Newcomer for Son of Rambow — Nominated
- 2009 Young Artist Award
- Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performers for Son of Rambow — Nominated
- Williams, Sally (22 March 2008). "Son of Rambow: ready for action". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
- Weeks, Richard (27 April 2009). "Keeping Cool".
- Maher, Kevin (4 December 2009). "Andy Serkis brings Ian Dury back to life". The Times. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
- McClintock, Pamela (17 August 2010). "January Jones joins 'X-Men'". Variety. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
- Feeney, Mark (3 May 2009). "What's it all about, Michael Caine?". Boston Globe. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
- Boyle, Amanda (12 May 2009). "Pop Art". BBC. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
- Snellin, Luke (23 June 2009). "Mixtape".