Starring Julie Walters and newcomer Jamie Bell, the film (based on a real-life story) follows the progress of little Billy Elliot, a motherless 11 year-old from a poor Durham pit village. When young Billy chooses ballet classes over boxing lessons his life is changed forever. He decides to keep the lessons secret from his father, a coal miner, but when his ballet instructor persuades him to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London, Billy must make the choice between family responsibilities and his dreams.
Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot); Jean Heywood (Grandma); Jamie Draven (Tony Elliot); Gary Lewis (Dad (Jackie Elliot)); Stuart Wells (Michael Caffrey); Mike Elliot (George Watson); Billy Fane (Mr. Braithwaite); Nicola Blackwell (Debbie Wilkinson); Julie Walters (Mrs. Wilkinson); Carol McGuigan (Librarian); Joe Renton (Gary Poulson); Colin MacLachlan (Mr. Tom Wilkinson (as Colin Maclachlan)); Janine Birkett (Billy's Mum); Trevor Fox (PC Jeff Peverly); Charlie Hardwick (Sheila Briggs). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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