Ballet Shoes (film)

Ballet Shoes (film)

Infobox Television Film
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name = Ballet Shoes

caption = Ballet Shoes DVD cover
format = Drama
runtime = 85 minutes
director = Sandra Goldbacher
producer = Piers Wenger
Michele Buck
Damien Timmer
Patrick Spence
Heidi Thomas
writer = Heidi Thomas
Noel Streatfeild (novel)
starring = Emma Watson
Richard Griffiths
Lucy Boynton
Yasmin Paige
Emilia Fox
music =
country = United Kingdom
language = English
network = BBC One
released = 26 December 2007
website =
imdb_id = 1083845
amg_id =

"Ballet Shoes" is a 2007 British television film, adapted by Heidi Thomas from Noel Streatfeild's 1936 novel "Ballet Shoes". [ [ The Stage / News / Wood to star in a BBC1 adaptation of Ballet Shoes ] ] It was produced by Granada Productions and premiered on BBC One on 26 December 2007. It is directed by Sandra Goldbacher. [ [ BBC - Press Office - Ballet Shoes dances onto BBC One ] ]

A previous adaptation of "Ballet Shoes" was produced in serial format by the BBC in 1975 and directed by Timothy Combe.

Plot synopsis

The story revolves around three adopted sisters, called Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil, who live in near poverty with Sylvia Brown, the niece of "Gum" (Great Uncle Matthew), who leaves on one of his journeys one day and does not return, leaving the girls to fend for themselves. The story eventually focuses on the various talents of the girls, namely acting, machinery and, of course, ballet.


*Emma Watson as Pauline Fossil
*Yasmin Paige as Petrova Fossil
*Lucy Boynton as Posy Fossil
*Richard Griffiths as Great Uncle Matthew (Gum)
*Victoria Wood as Nana
*Emilia Fox as Sylvia Brown
*Eileen Atkins as Madame Fidolia
*Peter Bowles as Sir Donald Houghton
*Marc Warren as Mr Simpson
*Harriet Walter as Dr Smith
*Gemma Jones as Dr Jakes
*Lucy Cohu as Theo Danes
* Heather Nicol as Winifred Bagnall
*Mary Stockley as Miss Jay
* Skye Bennett as Young Sylvia
* Don Gallagher as Mr French
* Nina and Lucy Watson as young Pauline Fossil
* Adrian Lester as Mr Sholsky, a film director [ [ the uk tv guide: BALLET SHOES ] ]

Casting notes

*Emilia Fox plays the part of Sylvia Brown in this adaptation. Emilia's mother, Joanna David, played the part of Theo Danes in the 1975 BBC adaptation of the same story.
*Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths and Gemma Jones have all starred in films in the Harry Potter franchise, playing Hermione Granger, Uncle Vernon Dursley and Madam Poppy Pomfrey repectively.
*This is Emma Watson's first acting role outside of the Harry Potter films.
*The identical twin girls, Lucy and Nina Watson, who play young Pauline, are Emma Watson's younger half-sisters and only appear in the uncut DVD version of the film. [] ]

Broadcast and commercial releases

The film was released on DVD in Europe, Region 2, on 7 January, 2008. [] The film will have a limited release in U.S. theaters on 26 August, 2008. [ [ Variety - BBC's 'Ballet Shoes' takes U.S. spin ] ] "Ballet Shoes" will be released on DVD in North America, Region 1, on 2 September, 2008. [ [ Emma Watson Official Website - Ballet Shoes USA ] ] It will be broadcast in Canada and New Zealand on CBC and TVNZ respectively.


External links

* [ "Ballet Shoes"] at
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