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Stephen Daldry

Billy Elliot

Edition 2000
110' - 2000 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Stephen Daldry Composer: Stephen Warbeck With: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood
The film is set during a 1984 miners' strike in Durham county, where angry clashes between picketers and cops in riot gear are nearly daily occurrences. Among the most vociferous protestors are Tony and his dad, who nags his youngest son Billy into taking boxing classes. Though the kid can do some fancy footwork, he can't take a punch. One day at the gym, he notices a ballet class taught by hard-bitten Mrs. Wilkinson, whose young daughter dares him to join. When his father gets wind of this less-than-manly pursuit, he pulls him from the class. Sensing a raw and natural talent, Mrs. Wilkinson offers to teach the lad for free in preparation for the local auditions to the Royal Ballet School... (Jonathan Crow)

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Stephen Daldry


Stephen Warbeck


Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood


Lee Hall

Director of Photography

Brian Tufano


John Wilson


Greg Brenman, Jon Finn

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Countries of production

United Kingdom, France



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