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Billy Elliot ()


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A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

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  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 54 wins & 66 nominations.
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Billy
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Grandma
Jamie Draven ...
Tony
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Dad
Stuart Wells ...
Michael
Mike Elliot ...
George Watson
Billy Fane ...
Mr Braithwaite
Nicola Blackwell ...
Debbie
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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
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Simon (as Matthew Thomas)
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Ballet Doctor (as Steve Mangan)
Paul Ridley ...
Tutor in medical
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Principal
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Vice-Principal
Imogen Claire ...
Tutor 1
Diana Kent ...
Tutor 2
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Tutor 3
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Tutor 4
Petra Siniawski ...
Teacher
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Secretary
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Sandra
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Geography Teacher
Merryn Owen ...
Michael (aged 25)
Adam Cooper ...
Billy (aged 25)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dylan Barnes ...
PC White (uncredited)
Liam Elcoat ...
Young boy (uncredited)
Martin L. Evans ...
Young Teenager (uncredited)
Ferson ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Young Boy (uncredited)
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Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)
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Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)
Hendrick January ...
Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)
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Jenny Poulson (uncredited)
Ken Richardson ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Leonard Silver ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Lee Smikle ...
Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)
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Teenage Party Guest (uncredited)
Damian Winter-Higgins ...
Dancer in 'Swan Lake' (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Daldry

Written by

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Lee Hall ... (written by)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Stephen Warbeck

Cinematography by

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Brian Tufano ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Wilson

Editorial Department

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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)

Casting By

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Jina Jay

Production Design by

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Maria Djurkovic

Art Direction by

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Adam O'Neill

Set Decoration by

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Tatiana Macdonald ... (as Tatiana Lund)

Costume Design by

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Stewart Meachem ... (as Stewart Meacham)

Makeup Department

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Ivana Primorac ... hair designer / makeup designer
Nikita Rae ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Michael Birtley ... daily makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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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

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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

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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 / storeman
Edward Pearce ... stand-by rigger
Stelios Polychronakis ... art department assistant / 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

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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 / dialogue editor
Mark Holding ... production sound mixer
Hugh Johnson ... foley recordist
Darren McQuade ... adr recordist
Mike Prestwood Smith ... re-recording mixer
Ted Swanscott ... adr recordist / foley recordist
Michael Yallop ... sound trainee
Peter Eusebe ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Stuart Murdoch ... special effects supervisor
Dan Wright ... special effects technician (as Daniel Wright)

Visual Effects by

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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

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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

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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) / focus puller (as Robert Shipsey)
Martyn Welland ... electrician (as Martin Welland)
Iwan Williams ... best boy electric
Jon Euesden ... electrician (uncredited)
Alex Klaus ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Shaheen Baig ... casting associate
Chloe Emmerson ... casting associate
Pippa Hall ... casting associate
Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ali Goss ... costume supervisor (as Alison Goss)
Melissa Layton ... costume assistant
Carla Pope ... costume assistant
Marcus Love-McGuirk ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Ashley Horner ... location runner
Joseph Jayawardena ... location manager
Christine Llewellyn Reeve ... location manager (as Christine Llewellyn-Reeve)
David Medlycott ... assistant location manager
Sue Quinn ... location finder

Music Department

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Nick Angel ... music supervisor
Chris Cozens ... auricle control systems
Chris Dibble ... music mixer / 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 / music preparation
Sonia Slany ... musician: violin
Ian Thomas ... musician: drums
Stephen Warbeck ... orchestrator
Rolf Wilson ... orchestra leader
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Paul Kegg ... musician: cello (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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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

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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
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
Mel Claus Crawford ... production coordinator: re-shoot (uncredited)
Cynthia De Souza ... assistant: Greg Brenman (uncredited)
Stu Small ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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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
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dancer (United Kingdom)
  • Dancer (France)
  • Little Dancer (Japan, English title)
  • Billy Elliot - I Will Dance (Germany)
  • Billy Elliot (Quiero bailar) (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP1,541,109, 01 Oct 2000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $109,280,263

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jamie Bell took ballet and other dance classes while in secondary school, which caused him to often be ridiculed by his peers. He used some of these experiences as inspiration while playing Billy Elliot. See more »
Goofs Billy's brother listens to music in his room (at around 42 mins) while wearing headphones but in cuts to the father and grandmother in other rooms in the house they hear the music as well. Some stereos allow the use of headphones and speakers together. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #8.35 (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails See more »
Quotes Tutor 1: What does it feel like when you're dancing?
Billy: Don't know. Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going... then I like, forget everything. And... sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I've got this fire in my body. I'm just there. Flyin' like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.
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