Billy Elliot


1h 51m 2000

Brief Synopsis

The life of a miner's son in Northern England is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class on his way to boxing lessons. Joining the class, but keeping it a secret from his widowed father and overbearing brother, 11-year-old Billy finds himself in love with dance, demonstrating th

Film Details

Also Known As
Billy Elliot (Quiero Bailar), Dancer, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Angels the Costumiers; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Arts Council of England; Atchity Entertainment International, Inc.; Atlantic Post Production; Bbc Films; Bbc Resources; Canal Plus; Cineimage; Cts Studios; Double Negative Visual Effects; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Hyperactive Broadcast, Ltd.; Ice Films; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Sapex; Steeple Post Production Services Ltd; StudioCanal; Technicolor; Turner Entertainment Company; United International Pictures; Videosonics Cinema Sound; WB De Lane Lea; Working Title Films; Wt2
Distribution Company
Universal Focus; Haskolabio; Mars Distribution; United International Pictures; Universal Focus; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

The life of a miner's son in Northern England is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class on his way to boxing lessons. Joining the class, but keeping it a secret from his widowed father and overbearing brother, 11-year-old Billy finds himself in love with dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class' exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. She encourages him to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London, where he can refine his craft while escaping his oppressive surroundings. But when his father and brother find out about the ballet class and forbid him to continue, Billy is torn between his responsibility to his family and that to the gift with which he has been blessed. His overwhelming desire to dance has become much more to him than simply a means of self-expression. It is his passion, and it is his destiny.

Crew

Nick Angel

Music Supervisor

Shaheen Baig

Casting Associate

Alan Bailey

Props Master

Andy Bailey

Other

Lisa Bailey

Special Thanks

Alison Banks

2nd Assistant Director (Additional Photography)

Eileen Bell

Other

Roanna Benn

Script Editor

Alexander Bignell

3rd Assistant Director (Additional Photography)

Joanie Blaikie

Special Thanks

John Bohan

Construction Manager (Bbc)

Marc Bolan

Songs ("Children Of The Revolution" "Cosmic Dancer" "Get It On" "I Love To Boogie" "London Calling")

Amanda Boyle

Other

Richard Bradshaw

Stunt Performer

Charles Brand

Executive Producer

Greg Brenman

Producer

Cate Brockbank

Other

Paul Brosnan

Dining Bus Driver

Daniel Brown

Wardrobe Truck/Make-Up Truck Driver

Rachel Burgess

Stand-In

Anthony Caron-delion

Stand-By Art Director

Ann Cattrall

Floor Runner

Kayin Cheung

Other

Douglas Corbin

Song Arranger & Performer ("A Child Is Born")

John Cornelius

Stand-By Construction Driver

Brett Curran

Unit Driver

Peter Darling

Choreographer

Amanda Davis

Development Executive (Tiger Aspect Pictures)

Chris Dibble

Music Recorder & Mixer

Maria Djurkovic

Production Designer

Sonny Donato

Unit Driver

Francesca Dowd

Production Coordinator

Mark Eckersley

1st Assistant Editor

Jake Edmonds

Health & Safety Advisor

Billy Edwards

Stand-By Prop

Chloe Emmerson

Casting Associate

John Ensby

Laboratory Contact

Peter Eusebe

Sound Maintenance

Robert Fabbri

1st Assistant Director (Additional Photography)

Hayley Ann Farr

Camera Trainee

Anthony Faust

Foley Editor

Peter Ferrari

Colour Grader

Gretta Finer

Special Thanks

Jon Finn

Producer

Richard Finney

Sound Maintenance

Neil Finnighan

Stunt Performer

David Fisher

Chargehand/Stand-By

Stephen Forrest-smith

Storyboard Artist

Stephen Gately

Song Performer ("I Believe")

Cyril Gibbons

Health & Safety Advisor

Barry Gibbs

Construction Driver

Sean Gobbi

Other

Gerry Gore

Special Thanks

Alison Goss

Costume Supervisor

Matthew Gough

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer

Emily Grant

2nd Assistant Editor

Andrew Green

Composer'S Assistant

Steve Griffin

Stunt Performer

Isobel Griffiths

Orchestra Contractor

Lee Hall

Screenwriter

Pippa Hall

Casting Associate

Richard Hammatt

Stunt Performer

Mike Hanley

3rd Assistant Director

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Marriott Harrison

Legal Services Supplier

Martin Harrison

1st Assistant Director

Matt Harvey

Caterer

Zane Hayward

Supervising Sound Editor

Paul Heasman

Stunt Performer

Wayne Hector

Song ("I Believe")

Stewart Henderson

Dialogue & Adr Editor

Ann Hetherington

Other

Ron Higgins

Dressing Prop

Nick Hobbs

Stunt Performer

Rachel Holroyd

Business Affairs (Working Title Films)

Katherine J Hook

Other

Ashley Horner

Location Runner

Rob Inch

Stunt Performer

Nick Ingman

Conductor

Jina Jay

Casting

Joseph Jayawardena

Location Manager

Hugh Johnson

Foley Recordist

Ed Jones

Other

Thad Jones

Song ("A Child Is Born")

Giles Keyte

Stills Photographer

Elsie Koerner

Stand-In

Jenny Lalor

Business Affairs (Tiger Aspect Pictures)

Andrew Lambert

Stunt Performer

Melissa Layton-skorepa

Costumes

Derek Lea

Stunt Performer

Joanne Lee

Camera Trainee

Christine Llewellyn-reeve

Location Manager

Lee Lighting Ltd

Other

Goggi Lund

Sign Writer

Tatiana Lund

Set Decorator

Steve Mac

Song ("I Believe")

Cathal Macilwaine

Stand-By Carpenter (Bbc)

Will Macneil

2nd Assistant Editor

Grainne Marmion

Production Executive (Bbc)

Thomas Martin

Supervising Carpenter (Bbc)

Audrey Matfin

Other

David Maund

Camera Grip

Liam Mcgill

Electrician (Bbc)

Liam Mcgill

Gaffer

Brian Mcgivern

Generator Operator (Bbc)

Finn Mcgrath

2nd Assistant Director

Darren Mcquade

Adr Recordist

Stewart Meachem

Costume Designer

David Medlycott

Assistant Location Manager

Nick Mollo

Other

Nick Mollo

Dresser

Zoe Morgan

Script Supervisor

Angela Morrison

Executive In Charge Of Production (Additional Photography)

Stuart Murdoch

Special Effects Supervisor (Bbc)

Cath Nevin

Other

Ray L. Nicholas

Stunt Performer

Gary Nixon

Production Accountant

Gary Nolan

Electrician (Bbc)

Mick Norfolk

Caterer

Paddy O'connor

Other

Adam O'neill

Art Director

Kevin O'shea

Special Thanks

Matthew O'toole

Assistant Accountant

Jeff Oldman

Unit Driver

Lynne Page

Associate Choreographer

John Parricelli

Guitars

Tori Parry

Line Producer

Andy Pask

Bass

Edward Pearce

Other

Clive Pittman

Other

Janet Plater

Special Thanks

Anthony Pleeth

Cello Solo

Patsy Pollock

Special Thanks

Stelios Polychronakis

Art Department Assistant/Graphics

Carla Pope

Costume Assistant

Nevette Previd

Publicity (Freud Communications)

Darren Price

Production Runner

Rachael Prior

Assistant (To Natascha Wharton)

Sue Quinn

Other

Nikita Rae

Hair/Make-Up Artist

Graham Read

Music Copying & Preparations

Terry Reece

Unit Driver

Ian Ritchie

Other

Seon Rogers

Stunt Performer

Ted Rogers

Other

Tessa Ross

Executive Producer

Sarah Rule

Other

Tony Russell

Unit Driver

Julie Scott

Production Executive (Bbc)

Lee Sheward

Stunt Coordinator

Robert Shipsey

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit) (Additional Photography)

Robert Shipsey

Other

Nick Simmons

Floor Runner (Additional Photography)

C. C. Smiff

Stunt Performer

C.c. Smiff

Stunts

Michael Prestwood Smith

Re-Recording Mixer

Dylan Southern

Production Office Trainee

Mark Southworth

Stunt Performer

Marieke Spencer

Assistant (To Stephen Daldry)

Alan Stuart

Stunt Performer

Ted Swanscott

Adr Recordist

Ted Swanscott

Foley Recordist

Ann Taylor Cowan

Assistant Buyer

Aurelia Thomas

Floor Runner (Additional Photography)

Ian Thomas

Drums

David M. Thompson

Executive Producer

Stewart Thompson

Unit Driver

Vick Todd

Stand-By Props Driver

Julian Tomlin

Other

Brian Tufano

Director Of Photography

Nicole Uprichard

Special Thanks

Nick Waldron

Unit Manager (Durham)

David Walls

Unit Driver

Stephen Warbeck

Original Music

Stephen Warbeck

Music

Clive Ward

Other

Kathryn Waters

Assistant

Martin Welland

Electrician (Bbc)

Paul Weller

Song ("London Calling")

Paul Wescott

Other

Keith West

Props Runaround Driver

Natascha Wharton

Executive Producer

Michael Whitcomb

Stand-In

Thomas A White

Special Thanks

David Wilder

Special Thanks

Deborah Willey

Production Assistant

Iwan Williams

Best Boy (Bbc)

Gus Williamson

Caterer

Ian Williamson

Other

Dale Wilson

Camera Truck Driver

John Wilson

Editor

Rolf Wilson

Other

Robert Wishart

Supervising Carpenter (Bbc)

John Wood

Caterer

Cindem Worthington

Business Affairs (Working Title Films)

Daniel Wright

Special Effects Technician (Bbc)

Graham Wynn

Special Thanks

Michael Yallop

Sound Trainee

Film Details

Also Known As
Billy Elliot (Quiero Bailar), Dancer, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Angels the Costumiers; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Arts Council of England; Atchity Entertainment International, Inc.; Atlantic Post Production; Bbc Films; Bbc Resources; Canal Plus; Cineimage; Cts Studios; Double Negative Visual Effects; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Hyperactive Broadcast, Ltd.; Ice Films; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Sapex; Steeple Post Production Services Ltd; StudioCanal; Technicolor; Turner Entertainment Company; United International Pictures; Videosonics Cinema Sound; WB De Lane Lea; Working Title Films; Wt2
Distribution Company
Universal Focus; Haskolabio; Mars Distribution; United International Pictures; Universal Focus; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Award Nominations

Best Director

2000
Stephen Daldry

Best Original Screenplay

2000

Best Supporting Actress

2000
Julie Walters

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2000 Award for Best Production Design in a Feature Film - Contemporary from the Society of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors/ Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Nominated for the 2000 award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen from the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for the 2000 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature - Drama, from the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Nominated for the 2000 Golden Laurel Award for Best Motion Picture from the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Nominated for three 2000 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, including Best Actor (Jamie Bell), Best Supporting Actress (Julie Walters) and Best Ensemble Cast.

Winner of five 2000 awards, including Best British Film, Best British Director, Best British Actress (Julie Walters) and Best British Newcomer (Jamie Bell) by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Child Performer (Jaime Bell), and nominated for the award for Best Picture, from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2000 award for Outstanding Young Actor (Jamie Bell) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Actor (Jamie Bell) at the 2000 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2000

Limited Release in United States October 13, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2001

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 13-27, 2000.

Shown at Austin Film Festival October 12-19, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for theater director Stephen Daldry.

Began shooting August 23, 1999.

Completed shooting November 13, 1999.

Universal Focus is the new specialty film division at Universal. This film is the first release under the new banner.

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2000

Limited Release in United States October 13, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2001

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 13-27, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Austin Film Festival October 12-19, 2000.)