About

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.

7.7
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Directed by

Stephen Daldry

Written by

Lee Hall (Author)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, France

Language

English

Tagline

Inside every one of us is a special talent waiting to come out. The trick is finding it.

Cast

Keywords

strike ballet father son relationship audition single father 1980s scholarship workers' quarter miners strike northern england dance teacher ballet school dancing class

Photos

Lists

#419 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Julie Walters

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen