Wild Bill (2011 film)

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Wild Bill
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Directed by Dexter Fletcher
Produced by Tim Cole & Sam Tromans
Written by Dexter Fletcher
Danny King
Starring Charlie Creed-Miles
Will Poulter
Liz White
Sammy Williams
Charlotte Spencer
Leo Gregory
Neil Maskell
Iwan Rheon
Jason Flemyng
Jaime Winstone
Olivia Williams
and Andy Serkis
Music by Christian Henson
Cinematography George Richmond
Distributed by Universal indiVISION
Release dates 21 October 2011 (London Film Festival)
23 March 2012 (United Kingdom)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £700,000
Box office £60,430

Wild Bill is a 2011 British film starring Sean Pertwee and Andy Serkis, and directed by Dexter Fletcher. It was released in UK cinemas on 23 March 2012.


Set in East London, in the shadow of the Olympic site, the story revolves around Bill Hayward (Charlie Creed-Miles), a prisoner of eight years out on parole. Returning home, he finds his two sons, Dean (Will Poulter), aged 15, and Jimmy (Sammy Williams), aged 11, abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Dean, who is acting as father to his young brother, forces Bill to stay when social services threaten to put the boys into care. A bond between Bill and Jimmy quickly develops, and Dean gradually comes around to the idea of having his father around. However, their domestic life is short-lived, when Jimmy starts drug-dealing for some local villains.


The film was shot primarily in the East End of London. Fletcher cites directors such as Emir Kusturica, Franklin Schaffner, Gerard Johnson [1] and films like Black Cat, White Cat, Tony and Underground as influences.[2]



It holds a 100% rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 23 reviews, with an average rating of 7.4/10.


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