County Durham England 1984 the miners strike has started and the police have started coming up from Bethnal Green starting a class war with the lower classes suffering caught in the middle of the conflict is 11-year old Billy Elliot who after leaving his boxing club for the day stubbles upon a ballet class and finds out that he's naturally talented. He practices with his teacher Mrs Wilkinson for an upcoming audition in Newcastle-upon Tyne the audition is for the royal Ballet school in London.
- Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
- Studio: Universal Pictures, BBC Film, Tiger Aspect Productions, StudioCanal, Arts Council of England, Focus Features, Working Title Films, WT2 Productions
- Keyword: dancing, homophobia, mentor, dream, sadness, workers' quarter, socialism, youngster, dancing class, letter, hope, strike, ballet dancer, northern england, small person, street riots, friendship, ballet, coming of age, young boy, cross dressing, crying, single father, audition, dance class, retrospective, revolt, ballet school, emotional vulnerability, helping children, smart kid, street kid, dance teacher, 1980s, miners strike, father son relationship, 80s throwback, ballet dancing, gay, late 20th century, teen playing kid, ya, generational divide
- Cast: Jamie Bell, Gary Lewis, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven, Stuart Wells