Certificate 15 - Run time 1hr 50 mins 1984: In a northern England mining town, miners are on strike and the atmosphere is tense. Eleven-year old Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell), whose father and brother are participating in the strike, whose mother has died quite some time ago, and whose grandmother is not completely aware of what's going on, doesn't like the brutal boxing lessons at school. Instead, he falls for the girls' ballet lessons. When his folks find out about this unusual love of his, Billy is in trouble. Being supported by the ballet teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson (Dame Julie Walters), he keeps on training secretly while the work situation, as well as the problems at home, get worse. Finally, Mrs. Wilkinson manages to get Billy an audition for the Royal Ballet School, but now he also has to open his heart to his family. This is a captivating, fun and emotional journey with foot tapping rhythm as well as a heart warming story of a young boy following his dreams.