15 certificateBilly Elliot is a Film programme that first aired in 2000 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Billy Elliot is a 4 star programme

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Billy Elliot (2000)

Directed by
Stephen Daldry

The time is 1984, the place a Northern England mining town.

The miners are on strike and the atmosphere is tense. Eleven-year old Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell), whose father and brother are participating in the strike and whose mother had died quite some time ago doesn't like the brutal boxing lessons at school. Instead, he falls for the girls' ballet lessons.

However, when his family find out about this unusual love of his, Billy is in trouble - ballet isn't the sort of thing any young boy *wants* to do when they come from the North East of course!?

However with the constant support of his ballet teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, he keeps on training secretly while the work situation as well as the problems at home get worse.

Finally, Mrs. Wilkinson manages to get Billy an audition for the Royal Ballet School, but now he also has to open his heart to his family. Drama at it's best!

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Jamie BellJamie Bell...Billy Elliot
Jean Heywood...Grandma
Jamie Draven...Tony Elliot
Gary Lewis...Dad
Stuart Wells...Michael Caffrey
Mike Elliot...George Watson
Billy Fane...Mr. Braithwaite
Nicola Blackwell...Debbie Wilkinson
Image for Julie WaltersJulie Walters...Mrs. Wilkinson
Carol McGuigan...Librarian
Joe Renton...Gary Poulson
Colin MacLachlan...Mr. Tom Wilkinson
Janine Birkett...Billy's Mum
Trevor Fox...PC Jeff Peverly
Charlie Hardwick...Sheila Briggs