Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.
Drama, Comedy, Music
France, United Kingdom
Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot), Julie Walters (Mrs. Wilkinson), Jean Heywood (Grandmother), Jamie Draven (Tony Elliot), Gary Lewis (Jackie Elliot), Stephen Mangan (Ballet Doctor), Patrick Malahide (Principal) more..., Stuart Wells (Michael Caffrey), Tracey Wilkinson (Geography Teacher), Nicola Blackwell (Debbie Wilkinson), Janine Birkett (Billy's mother), Joe Renton (Gary Poulson), Colin MacLachlan (Mr. Tom Wilkinson), Trevor Fox (PC Jeff Peverly), Charlie Hardwick (Sheila Briggs), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Vice-Principal), Zoë Bell (Sandra)
Greg Brenman (Producer), Jonathan Finn (Producer), Charles Brand (Producer), Tessa Ross (Producer), David M. Thompson (Producer), Natascha Wharton (Producer), Stephen Warbeck (Original Music Composer) more..., Lee Hall (Author), Maria Djurkovic (Production Design), Mark Holding (Sound Designer), Brian Tufano (Director of Photography), Jina Jay (Casting), John Wilson (Editor), Peter Darling (Choreographer), Zoe Morgan (Script Supervisor), Nevette Previd (Unit Publicist), Ian Thomas (Musician),
StudioCanal, BBC Films, Tiger Aspect Productions, Arts Council of England, Working Title Films, WT2 Productions
Billy practices at the ballet school.
Mr. Elliot and Tony see Billy perform the lead in the Swan Lake.
Mrs. Wilkinson tells Billy the plot of Swan Lake.