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Billy Elliot (19-May-2000)

Director: Stephen Daldry

Writer: Lee Hall

Composer: Stephen Warbeck

Producers: Greg Brenman; Jon Finn

Keywords: Drama, Dance, Tap Dancing

A working-class British boy must find a way to balance his prodigious love of dance with his rapidly-disintegrating home life.

ABSTRACT
Set in the fictional British town of Everington during the true-life 1984 miners' strike against Margaret Thatcher's economic policies, Billy Elliot follows the heartstring-tugging story of its titular protagonist, an eleven-year old boy whose clandestine transfer from a boxing class to a female-dominated ballet program draws the ire of father Jamie and older coal-miner brother Tony. Billy Elliot follows the young boy, talented enough at his once-secret passion that his teacher expresses a desire to train him for a Royal Ballet audition, as he strives towards his dream despite the skepticism of fractured folks at home.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jamie Bell
Actor
14-Mar-1986   Billy Elliot
Gary Lewis
Actor
30-Nov-1957   Gangs of New York
Patrick Malahide
Actor
24-Mar-1945   Alleyn Mysteries
Julie Walters
Actor
22-Feb-1950   Educating Rita

CAST

Julie Walters   ...   Mrs. Wilkinson
Gary Lewis   ...   Dad
Jamie Draven   ...   Tony
and
Jamie Bell   ...   Billy Elliot
Jean Heywood   ...   Grandma
Stuart Wells   ...   Michael
Mike Elliot   ...   George Watson
Billy Fane   ...   Mr. Braithwaite
Nicola Blackwell   ...   Debbie
Carol McGuigan   ...   Librarian
Joe Renton   ...   Gary Poulson
Colin MacLachlan   ...   Mr. Wilkinson
Janine Birkett   ...   Billy's Mum
Trevor Fox   ...   PC Jeff Peverly
Charlie Hardwick   ...   Sheila Briggs
Denny Ferguson   ...   Miner
Dennis Lingard   ...   NCB Official
Matthew Thomas   ...   Simon
Steve Mangan   ...   Ballet Doctor
Paul Ridley   ...   Tutor in Medical
Patrick Malahide   ...   Principal
Barbara Leigh-Hunt   ...   Vice-Principal
Imogen Claire   ...   Tutor 1
Diana Kent   ...   Tutor 2
Neil North   ...   Tutor 3
Lee Williams   ...   Tutor 4
Petra Siniawski   ...   Teacher
Merelina Kendall   ...   Secretary
Zoe Bell   ...   Sandra
Tracey Wilkinson   ...   Geography Teacher
Merryn Owen   ...   Michael (Aged 25)
Adam Cooper   ...   Billy (Aged 25)

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