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Billy Elliot

Coming-of-age drama in which a northern lad from a mining community (Jamie Bell) opts for ballet rather than boxing and must convince his father of his ambitions as a dancer.

Coming-of-age drama about a young boy from a north east mining village who is sent for boxing lessons but joins ballet classes instead, for reasons he cannot explain to himself, let alone ones that his widower father would understand. He is encouraged by his dance teacher, but her ambition for him brings about a family crisis in the Elliot house.

1 hour, 50 minutes

Last on

Wed 22 Mar 2017 21:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • T. Rex

    Children of the Revolution

  • Marc Bolan

    Cosmic Dancer

  • Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle Eye Cherry

  • T. Rex

    Get It On

  • T. Rex

    I Love to Boogie

  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu Op. 143 No. 3

  • The Jam

    London Calling

  • T. Rex

    Ride a White Swan

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake

  • Fred Astaire

    Top Hat

  • The Jam

    Town Called Malice


Role Contributor
Mrs Wilkinson Julie Walters
Jackie Elliot Gary Lewis
Billy Elliot Jamie Bell
Tony Elliot Jamie Draven
Billy, aged 25 Adam Cooper
Director Stephen Daldry
Grandma Jean Heywood
Michael Caffrey Stuart Wells
George Watson Mike Elliot
Mr Braithwaite Billy Fane
Debbie Wilkinson Nicola Blackwell
Gary Poulson Joe Renton
Dr Crane Steve Mangan
Principal Patrick Malahide
Vice-Principal Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Writer Lee Hall
Producer Greg Brenman
Producer Jon Finn
Composer Stephen Warbeck
Director of photography Brian Tufano


Watch the Billy Elliot trailer

Watch the Billy Elliot trailer

See the trailer on the BBC Films site.

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View the Billy Elliot gallery

See iconic images from the movie at the BBC Films site.