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Lewis joins Bill's comedy cast

Damian Lewis is to make a guest appearance in William Shakespeare comedy Bill.

The Golden Globe-winning Homeland star has shot his cameo in the biopic, which tells the story of Shakespeare's "lost years" when the hopeless lute player leaves his family and home to follow his dream.

Directed by Richard Bracewell from Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond's script, the indie film stars the Bafta-winning lead cast of BBC TV's Horrible Histories and Sky One's Yonderland including Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence and Ben, who each play multiple roles.

Described as " a tale of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth", Bill will be released in UK cinemas on February 20, 2015.

Damian, who also won an Emmy award for his portrayal of Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in Homeland, will next star as Henry VIII in BBC Two's six-part series Wolf Hall.

The 43-year-old will also play Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hotham Montagu Doughty-Wylie in Werner Herzog's biographical drama Queen Of The Desert alongside Nicole Kidman, James Franco and Robert Pattinson.

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