Bill Milner

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Bill Milner
BornWilliam Henry Milner[1]
(1995-03-04) 4 March 1995 (age 17)
Teddington, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
 
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Bill Milner
BornWilliam Henry Milner[1]
(1995-03-04) 4 March 1995 (age 17)
Teddington, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

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.

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Life and career

Milner was born in England. He lives with his family in Hampton, London,[2] and formerly went to Teddington School, although he no longer attends that school.[3]

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.[4] He played the role of young Magneto in X-Men: First Class.[5]

"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.[6]

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.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Son of RambowWill ProudfootNominated — 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?NicholasTV film
My Boy JackPeter CarterTV film
2008Pop Art[7]Tobyshort film
Is Anybody There?EdwardNominated — London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year
2009SkelligMichael
Mixtape[8]BenShort Film
2010Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollBaxterNominated — London Critics Circle Film Award for Young British Performer of the Year
DiscoDannyShort Film
2011X-Men: First ClassYoung Erik Lensherr / Magneto
2012I, AnnaTheo
2012The Secret of Crickley HallMaurice StaffordTV series

Awards

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

References

  1. ^ a b FindMyPast.co.uk
  2. ^ Williams, Sally (22 March 2008). "Son of Rambow: ready for action". The Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/3672031/Son-of-Rambow-ready-for-action.html. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  3. ^ Weeks, Richard (27 April 2009). "Keeping Cool". http://teddnet.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/keeping-cool/.
  4. ^ Maher, Kevin (4 December 2009). "Andy Serkis brings Ian Dury back to life". The Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article6942759.ece. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  5. ^ McClintock, Pamela (17 August 2010). "January Jones joins 'X-Men'". Variety. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118023030.html. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  6. ^ Feeney, Mark (3 May 2009). "What's it all about, Michael Caine?". Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2009/05/03/whats_it_all_about_michael_caine/. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
  7. ^ Boyle, Amanda (12 May 2009). "Pop Art". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/films/p004x9xt. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  8. ^ Snellin, Luke (23 June 2009). "Mixtape". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyaNk2NrZwg.

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