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Billy Elliot -- Billy Elliot is the triumphant and heartwarming story of an 11-year-old boy from a working-class family who discovers a passion for dance that will change his and his family's lives forever.
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Writer:
Lee Hall (written by)
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Release Date:
10 November 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it.
Plot:
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 58 wins & 59 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a pleasure from start to finish See more (432 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jamie Bell ... Billy
Jean Heywood ... Grandma
Jamie Draven ... Tony

Gary Lewis ... Dad
Stuart Wells ... Michael
Mike Elliot ... George Watson
Billy Fane ... Mr Braithwaite
Nicola Blackwell ... Debbie

Julie Walters ... Mrs Wilkinson
Carol McGuigan ... Librarian
Joe Renton ... Gary Poulson
Colin MacLachlan ... Mr. Wilkinson (as Colin Maclachlan)
Janine Birkett ... Billy's Mum
Trevor Fox ... PC Jeff Peverly
Charlie Hardwick ... Sheila Briggs
Denny Ferguson ... Miner
Dennis Lingard ... NCB Official

Matthew James Thomas ... Simon (as Matthew Thomas)

Stephen Mangan ... Ballet Doctor (as Steve Mangan)
Paul Ridley ... Tutor in medical

Patrick Malahide ... Principal

Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Vice-Principal
Imogen Claire ... Tutor 1
Diana Kent ... Tutor 2

Neil North ... Tutor 3

Lee Williams ... Tutor 4
Petra Siniawski ... Teacher
Merelina Kendall ... Secretary

Zoë Bell ... Sandra

Tracey Wilkinson ... Geography Teacher
Merryn Owen ... Michael (aged 25)
Adam Cooper ... Billy (aged 25)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dylan Barnes ... PC White (uncredited)
Martin L. Evans ... Young Teenager (uncredited)
Adam Galbraith ... Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)

Darren Jacobs ... Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)
Hendrick January ... Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)

Sharon Percy ... Jenny Poulson (uncredited)
Ken Richardson ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Leonard Silver ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lee Smikle ... Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)

Catherine Turgoose ... Teenage Party Guest (uncredited)
Damian Winter-Higgins ... Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Daldry 
 
Writing credits
Lee Hall (written by)

Produced by
Charles Brand .... executive producer
Greg Brenman .... producer
Jonathan Finn .... producer (as Jon Finn)
Tori Parry .... line producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Natascha Wharton .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Tufano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Wilson 
 
Casting by
Jina Jay 
 
Production Design by
Maria Djurkovic 
 
Art Direction by
Adam O'Neill 
 
Set Decoration by
Tatiana Macdonald  (as Tatiana Lund)
 
Costume Design by
Stewart Meachem  (as Stewart Meacham)
 
Makeup Department
Ivana Primorac .... hair designer
Ivana Primorac .... makeup designer
Nikita Rae .... hair stylist
Nikita Rae .... makeup artist
Michael Birtley .... daily makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Angela Morrison .... executive in charge of production
Nick Waldron .... unit manager: Durham
Michelle Wright .... executive in charge of production: Working Title Films (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Banks .... first assistant director: second unit
Alex Bignell .... second assistant director: second unit (as Alexander Bignell)
Mike Hanley .... third assistant director
Martin Harrison .... first assistant director
Finn McGrath .... second assistant director
Aurelia Thomas .... third assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Alan Bailey .... property master
John Bohan .... construction manager
Anthony Caron-Delion .... stand-by art director
Billy Edwards .... stand-by props
Dave Fisher .... chargehand/stand-by (as David Fisher)
Stephen Forrest-Smith .... storyboard artist (as Stephen Forrest Smith)
Ron Higgins .... dressing props
Goggi Lund .... signwriter
Cathal MacIlwaine .... stand-by carpenter
Tom Martin .... supervising carpenter (as Thomas Martin)
Nick Mollo .... dresser
Nick Mollo .... storeman
Edward Pearce .... stand-by rigger
Stelios Polychronakis .... art department assistant
Stelios Polychronakis .... graphics
Ann Taylor .... assistant buyer
Clive Ward .... supervising painter
Paul Wescott .... supervising painter
Ian Williamson .... stand-by painter
Robert Wishart .... supervising carpenter
Terry Heggarty .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Eusebe .... sound maintenance
Anthony Faust .... foley editor
Richard Finney .... sound maintenance
Matthew Gough .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Zane Hayward .... supervising sound editor
Stewart Henderson .... adr editor
Stewart Henderson .... dialogue editor
Mark Holding .... production sound mixer
Hugh Johnson .... foley recordist
Darren McQuade .... adr recordist
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Ted Swanscott .... adr recordist
Ted Swanscott .... foley recordist
Michael Yallop .... sound trainee
Peter Eusebe .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Murdoch .... special effects supervisor
Daniel Wright .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Briscoe .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: Double Negative (uncredited)
Rudi Holzapfel .... digital effects supervisor: Double Negative (uncredited)
Steve MacPherson .... technical operations manager: Double Negative (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard Bradshaw .... stunts
Neil Finnighan .... stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts (as Steve Street Griffin)
Richard Hammatt .... stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunts
Nick Hobbs .... stunts
Rob Inch .... stunts
Andrew Lambert .... stunts
Derek Lea .... stunts
Ray Nicholas .... stunts (as Ray L. Nicholas)
Seon Rogers .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
C.C. Smiff .... stunts (as CC Smiff)
Mark Southworth .... stunts
Alan Stuart .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Fabbri .... director of photography: second unit
Hayley Ann Farr .... camera trainee
Ed Jones .... clapper loader
Giles Keyte .... still photographer
Joanne Lee .... camera trainee
David Maund .... camera grip
Liam McGill .... gaffer
Brian Mcgivern .... generator operator (as Brian McGivern)
Gary Nolan .... electrician
Clive Pittman .... clapper loader
Bob Shipsey .... additional photographer (as Robert Shipsey)
Bob Shipsey .... focus puller (as Robert Shipsey)
Martyn Welland .... electrician (as Martin Welland)
Iwan Williams .... best boy electric
Jon Euesden .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Shaheen Baig .... casting associate
Chloe Emmerson .... casting associate
Pippa Hall .... casting associate
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ali Goss .... costume supervisor (as Alison Goss)
Melissa Layton .... costume assistant
Carla Pope .... costume assistant
Marcus Love-McGuirk .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mark Eckersley .... first assistant editor
Peter Ferrari .... color grader
Emily Grant .... second assistant editor
Will MacNeil .... second assistant editor
Emma Zee .... post-production coordinator
Steve Farman .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Joseph Jayawardena .... location manager
Christine Llewellyn Reeve .... location manager (as Christine Llewellyn-Reeve)
David Medlycott .... assistant location manager
Sue Quinn .... location finder
 
Music Department
Nick Angel .... music supervisor
Chris Dibble .... music mixer
Chris Dibble .... music recordist
Andrew Green .... assistant to composer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Dave Hartley .... musician: piano
Nick Ingman .... conductor
John Parricelli .... musician: guitars
Andy Pask .... musician: bass
Anthony Pleeth .... musician: cello solo
Graham Read .... music copyist
Graham Read .... music preparation
Ian Thomas .... musician: drums
Stephen Warbeck .... orchestrator
Rolf Wilson .... orchestra leader
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Paul Brosnan .... dining bus driver
Daniel Brown .... driver: wardrobe truck/makeup truck
John Cornelius .... stand-by construction driver
Brett Curran .... unit driver
Sonny Donato .... unit driver
Barry Gibbs .... driver: construction department
Jeff Oldman .... unit driver
Terry Reece .... unit driver
Tony Russell .... unit driver
Stewart Thompson .... unit driver
Vick Todd .... driver: stand-by props
David Walls .... unit driver
Keith West .... driver: property runaround
Dale Wilson .... driver: camera truck
 
Other crew
Andy Bailey .... head chef
Eileen Bell .... chaperone: Jamie Bell
Roanna Benn .... script editor
Amanda Boyle .... company coordinator: WT²
Cate Brockbank .... unit nurse
Rachel Burgess .... stand-in
Ann Cattrall .... floor runner
Kayin Cheng .... additional help (as Kayin Cheung)
Peter Darling .... choreographer
Amanda Davis .... development executive: Tiger Aspect
Francesca Dowd .... production coordinator
Jake Edmonds .... advisor: health and safety
John Ensby .... laboratory contact
Cyril Gibbons .... advisor: health and safety (as Cyril Gibbens)
Sean Gobbi .... head chef
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Matt Harvey .... caterer
Ann Hetherington .... tutor
Rachel Holroyd .... representative: Working Title
Katherine Hook .... tutor
Ashley Horner .... location runner
Elsie Koerner .... stand-in
Jenny Lalor .... business affairs: Tiger Aspect
Grainne Marmion .... production executive: BBC
Audrey Matfin .... chaperone: Jamie Bell
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach
Zoe Morgan .... script supervisor (as Zoë Morgan)
Cath Nevin .... unit nurse
Gary Nixon .... production accountant
Mick Norfolk .... caterer
Paddy O'Connor .... additional help
Matthew O'Toole .... assistant accountant
Lynne Page .... associate choreographer
Nevette Previd .... unit publicist: Freud Communications
Darren Price .... production runner
Rachael Prior .... assistant: Natascha Wharton
Sarah Rule .... additional help
Julie Scott .... financial controller: BBC
Nick Simmons .... floor runner: second unit
Robyn Smith .... special license: Mr. Fred Astaire's appearance (as Mrs. Fred Astaire)
Dylan Southern .... production office trainee
Marieke Spencer .... assistant: Stephen Daldry
Julian Tomlin .... business affairs: Working Title
Katie Waters .... assistant: Greg Brenman
Michael Whitcomb .... stand-in
Deborah Willey .... production assistant
Gus Williamson .... caterer
John Wood .... caterer
Çigdem Worthington .... business affairs: Working Title
Melanie Claus .... production coordinator: re-shoot (uncredited)
Cynthia De Souza .... assistant: Greg Brenman (uncredited)
Stu Small .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lisa Bailey .... special thanks
Joanie Blaikie .... special thanks
Matthew Bourne .... acknowledgment: "Swan Lake" appears courtesy of
Gretta Finer .... special thanks
Gerry Gore .... special thanks
Kevin O'Shea .... special thanks
Janet Plater .... special thanks
Patsy Pollock .... special thanks
Ian Ritchie .... dedicatee
Ted Rogers .... dedicatee
Nicole Uprichard .... special thanks
Thomas A. White .... special thanks
David Wilder .... special thanks
Graham Wynn .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Little Dancer" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some thematic material (video version)
Runtime:
110 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Austria:6 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-8 | France:Tous publics | Germany:6 (bw) | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Japan:G (2015) | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:6 (TV rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Peru:PT | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37443) (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #38302) (video version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Burberry celebrated the 15-years anniversary of the film by using it as the inspiration for their 2015 Christmas campaign, starring Julie Walters, Elton John, Michelle Dockery, Naomi Campbell and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the mobile library scene, several book spines are clearly visible, revealing titles published well after the 1984 setting of the film: Lisa Appignanesi wrote 'Memory and Desire' in 1991, Barbara Taylor Bradford wrote 'Hold the Dream' in 1985, and 'Shirlee Busbee' wrote 'This Spanish Rose', 1986.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Wilkinson:This'll sound strange, Billy, but for some time now I've been thinkin' of the Royal Ballet School.
Billy:Aren't you a bit old, miss?
Mrs. Wilkinson:No, not me... you! I'm the bloody teacher!
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Soundtrack:
Jingle BellsSee more »

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76 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
a pleasure from start to finish, 21 August 2000
Author: (off.rails) from London, England

With a seemingly run-of-the-mill storyline - that of an 11-year-old schoolboy wanting to be a ballet dancer - it is quite a feat to have made a movie as warm and entertaining as this.

Quite simply, this is the best British movie in years. All the characters are intriguing, and the acting is flawless, most notably from 14-year-old Jamie Bell whose acting is utterly convincing, filled with humour and insight beyond his years. He is also a fantastic dancer, and some of the dance sequences are reminiscent of the dance-filled musicals of the old black and white movies.

The backdrop of the historic miners' strike of the mid-1980s, it brings the story down to the earth and adds the necessary tension to make this film truly believable and a worthy story to tell.

I find it hard to see how anyone would not like this film. 9 and a half out of 10.

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