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.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Mrs Wilkinson||Julie Walters|
|Jackie Elliot||Gary Lewis|
|Billy Elliot||Jamie Bell|
|Tony Elliot||Jamie Draven|
|Billy, aged 25||Adam Cooper|
|Michael Caffrey||Stuart Wells|
|George Watson||Mike Elliot|
|Mr Braithwaite||Billy Fane|
|Debbie Wilkinson||Nicola Blackwell|
|Gary Poulson||Joe Renton|
|Dr Crane||Steve Mangan|
|Director of photography||Brian Tufano|