Actor Jamie Bell portrays the title character in the 2000 British dance drama, ‘Billy Elliot.’

Jamie Bell is fighting the negative stereotype associated of being a male ballet dancer in the Academy Award-nominated British drama, ‘Billy Elliot.’ The 2000 dance film, which is set in County Durham, England during the 1984–85 miners’ strike, showcases how the title working-class boy discovers his passion for ballet, despite his father’s objection.

‘Billy Elliot’ was written by Lee Hall, and directed by Stephen Daldry, who were both nominated for Oscars. In addition to Bell, the movie also stars Academy Award-nominated actress, Julie Walters, as well as Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven and Jean Heywood.

The drama is set to air on the BBC One channel today on Filmon TV. (Note that the BBC One channel is only available to viewers in the UK, or international users who have a paid subscription.) The film will be streamed from 5:30pm-7:15pm local time. It can be watched live, or recorded and watched at a later time.

The BBC One channel is notable for offering something of value for everyone with a range of high-quality, popular programming for a modern UK audience. The channel was named Channel of the Year at the 2007 Broadcast Awards. FilmOn is a popular streaming service that enables viewers to watch live and recorded UK and international television shows, movies and music videos in a variety of genres, including news, sports, drama, comedy, horror, lifestyle, shopping, pop, EDM and blues.

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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