Bill Milner

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Bill Milner
William Henry Milner

(1995-03-04) 4 March 1995 (age 27)
London, England
Years active2007–present

William Henry Milner (born 4 March 1995) is an English actor. He starred as Will Proudfoot in Son of Rambow (2007), Edward in Is Anybody There? (2008), and the young Erik Lensherr in X-Men: First Class (2011).

Early life[edit]

William Henry Milner was born on 4 March 1995 in Teddington, London. He grew up in Hampton, London.[1]


Milner made his acting debut in the Hammer & Tongs film Son of Rambow (2007). That same year, he appeared in the made-for-TV films Who Killed Mrs De Ropp? and My Boy Jack. Milner then starred alongside Michael Caine in Is Anybody There?. He appeared in the film adaptation of the David Almond book Skellig (2009). Milner portrayed Ian Dury's son Baxter in the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010).[2] He played the role of young Erik Lensherr / Magneto in the superhero film X-Men: First Class.[3] He played the role of Tom Harvey in the Netflix film, iBoy.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Son of Rambow Will Proudfoot
2008 Pop Art Toby Warner Short film
Is Anybody There? Edward
2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Baxter Dury
2011 X-Men: First Class Young
Erik Lensherr
2012 I, Anna Theo
Broken Jed
2013 Locke Sean Locke Voice role
2016 Anthropoid Ata Moravec
2017 iBoy Tom Harvey
Dunkirk Lone Private
The Lodgers Edward
2018 Apostle Jeremy
Stomping Grounds Monroe Short film
2019 Summer Night Rabbit
Waiting for the Barbarians Garrison Soldier 5
2022 Midas Man Clive Epstein


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Who Killed Mrs De Ropp? Nicholas TV film
My Boy Jack Peter Carter TV film
2009 Skellig Michael Television film
2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall Maurice Stafford 3 episodes
2014 The 7.39 Adam Matthews 2 episodes
The Job Lot Michael Jennings Episode: "2.3"

Music videos[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result
2007 British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer Son of Rambow Nominated
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performers (with Will Poulter) Nominated
2008 London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year Is Anybody There? Nominated
2010 London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Nominated


  1. ^ Williams, Sally (22 March 2008). "Son of Rambow: ready for action". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. ^ Maher, Kevin (4 December 2009). "Andy Serkis brings Ian Dury back to life". The Times. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  3. ^ McClintock, Pamela (17 August 2010). "January Jones joins 'X-Men'". Variety. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.

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