Shakespeare comedy Bill films in York in northern England
New period film comedy Bill filmed on location in Yorkshire. The movie takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to what might have happened to William Shakespeare during his so-called ‘Lost Years’ in the 1580s when there are no records of what he was doing.
Bill tells a light-hearted tale of spies, villains and a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. Location filming took place mainly in York, with production support from Creative England.
“Yorkshire is a great place to make a comedy set in Elizabethan England,” said director Richard Bracewell: “Screen Yorkshire has provided invaluable support through its Yorkshire Content Fund and the region has also yielded terrific locations and talented crew.”
“Screen Yorkshire is delighted to have backed Bill,” added Sally Joynson, chief executive at Screen Yorkshire.
“It’s a fabulous project – a cracking story from an award winning team and with a great cast – it is tremendous fun. It will also showcase some of Yorkshire’s fantastic period locations including York Minster which hosted its third Screen Yorkshire-supported project in a year.”
Screen Yorkshire has provided invaluable support through its Yorkshire Content Fund and the region has also yielded terrific locations and talented crew.
Richard Bracewell, Director
Yorkshire is a popular filming location in England, partly because the Yorkshire Content Fund is the largest regional fund of its sort in the country.
Screen Yorkshire recently launched Yorkshire Studios, which offers three adapted studio spaces in a series of former RAF hangars.
“The opening of Yorkshire Studios is a significant landmark for the UK film and TV industry,” said Joynson when the project was first announced: “The Yorkshire Content Fund has enabled us to secure some incredible projects that have made great use of our existing portfolio of studio space.
“The lack of a larger-scale production facility, however, has prevented a number of major long-term film and TV productions from basing themselves here.”
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