Burberry – 15 Years of Billy Elliot

Advert: Burberry – 15 Years of Billy Elliot
Music: T.Rex – Cosmic Dancer

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A host of British A-list celebs, including Sir Elton John, Julie Walters and Naomi Campbell, plus A-list celeb offspring Romeo Beckham, star in this “festive film” ad for fashion brand Barbour, which celebrates 15 years of the boy ballet dancer movie Billy Elliot. Julie Walters starred in the movie, and Elton John wrote the music for the stage adaptation. The ad also features Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, James Bay, George Ezra, Michelle Dockery and James Corden. Rather than paying the celebs for their appearances, Burberry has donated £500,000 to two charities that help young people in Easington, where Billy Elliot was filmed. The song featured in the ad is the one that opens the Billy Elliot movie, Cosmic Dancer by T. Rex, from 1971’s Electric Warrior album. It’s available to download on iTunes.


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