Billy Elliot | 2000

Drama, Comedy
The life of a miner's son in Northern England is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class on his way to boxing lessons. Joining the class, but keeping it a secret from his widowed father and ...more
Director: Stephen Daldry
Writers: Lee Hall
Awards: 3 Oscar nominations. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Billy

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... Grandma

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... Tony

Actor

... Dad

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... Michael

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... George Watson

Actor

... Mr Braithwaite

Actor

... Debbie

Actor

... Mrs Wilkinson

Actor

... Librarian

Actor

... Gary Poulson

Actor

... Mr Wilkinson

Actor

Company

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Action Vehicles

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Archibalds Builders Merchant Arts

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Arts Council of England

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Synopsis

The life of a miner's son in Northern England is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class on his way to boxing lessons. Joining the class, but keeping it a secret from his widowed father and overbearing brother, 11-year-old Billy finds himself in love with dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class' exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. She encourages him to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London, where he can refine his craft while escaping his oppressive surroundings. But when his father and brother find out about the ballet class and forbid him to continue, Billy is torn between his responsibility to his family and that to the gift with which he has been blessed. His overwhelming desire to dance has become much more to him than simply a means of self-expression. It is his passion, and it is his destiny.

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