period: Bill


The Horrible Histories version of what happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’ after the hopeless lute player left his Stratford home to follow his dream.

Along the way he saves Queen Elizabeth (Helen McCrory) from a dastardly Spanish plot.

Helen McCory said in an interview:

I begged the director to let me have a bald cap, a pockmarked face and blackened teeth. And he was like, ‘But we could make her look so beautiful.’ I said, ‘Yeah, but where’s the fun in that?’

The makeup

Nadia Stacey was the Hair & Make-up Designer; Monica MacDonald was the makeup supervisor.