Billy Elliot DVD


The winner of the audience award at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival.

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18 April 2006
Uca Catalogue 
110 minutes 
Anamorphic, PAL 
  • Average Rating for Billy Elliot [2000] - 4 out of 5

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    This film is really good- I love it and it is the perfect film for anyone over the age of 15. This one got me in the heart!!!!

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. 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... Actors: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven, Adam CooperDirectors: Stephen DaldryWriters: Lee HallProducers: Charles Brand, David M. Thompson, Greg Brenman, Jonathan Finn, Natascha WhartonLanguage: EnglishSubtitles: bSubtitles For The Hearing Impaired: EnglishNumber of discs: 1

County Durham during the 1984 miners' strike. Young Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) becomes fascinated with the ballet lessons which are being held in the same hall as his boxing class. The ballet teacher, Mrs Wilkinson (Julie Walters), recognises his potential and encourages him to join her class. As his talent gradually reveals itself, it becomes clear that Billy should be attending the Royal Ballet School in London, but with his father's opposition and the extreme poverty which descends on the area during the strike, Billy's future is far from certain. BAFTA awards were won by both Bell (Best Actor) and Walters (Best Supporting Actress). The Special Edition video also contains a 46 minute documentary about Jamie Bell called 'The Billy Elliot Boy', made by the film's director Stephen Daldry.

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