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Burberry pays tribute to 15 years of Billy Elliot

Taking inspiration from the award-winning film Billy Elliot, Burberry’s 2015 Christmas short film launches today.

Burberry has unveiled its new 2015 festive campaign with an all-star cast of Brit celebrities. They were enlisted to appear in a three-minute film that pays homage to the the iconic Bafta-winning movie Billy Elliot, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.
The star-studded line-up for the film includes the likes of singers Sir Elton John, James Bay and George Ezra, actors James Corden, Julie Walters and Michelle Dockery, models Naomi Campbell, brother-sister pair Rosie and Toby Huntington-Whiteley, and 13-year-old Romeo Beckham (second son of footballer David Beckham and fashion maven Victoria Beckham). The Christmas video is based on the popularly adored opening sequence of the film and features original footage and the original soundtrack “Cosmic Dancer” by T-Rex.
Billy Elliot is an incredible film full of so much joy and energy, so it was a real thrill and a great honour to be able to celebrate its 15-year anniversary through our Festive campaign. It was also a huge privilege to work with such amazing and iconic British talent — the cast are quite simply some of the biggest names in film, music and fashion and it was so much fun working with them all to make this special film,” says Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative and chief executive officer.
The Burberry Festive Film premieres across all Burberry platforms today.