Ballet Shoes (film)


Ballet Shoes (film)

Infobox Television Film
bgcolour =
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 = http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/drama/balletshoes/
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". [ [http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/17473/wood-to-star-in-a-bbc1-adaptation-of-ballet 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. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/07_july/20/ballet.shtml 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.

Cast

*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 [ [http://theuktvguide.blogspot.com/2007/12/ballet-shoes.html 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. [http://www.emmawatsonofficial.com/#news/show/223] ]

Broadcast and commercial releases

The film was released on DVD in Europe, Region 2, on 7 January, 2008. [http://www.emmawatsonofficial.com/#news/show/223] The film will have a limited release in U.S. theaters on 26 August, 2008. [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990886.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 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. [ [http://www.emmawatsonofficial.com/#news/show/345 Emma Watson Official Website - Ballet Shoes USA ] ] It will be broadcast in Canada and New Zealand on CBC and TVNZ respectively.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/drama/balletshoes/ "Ballet Shoes"] at bbc.co.uk
*imdb title|id=1083845|title=Ballet Shoes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ballet Shoes (Film) — Filmdaten Originaltitel Ballet Shoes Produktionsland Vereinigtes Königreich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ballet shoes (disambiguation) — Ballet shoes may refer to: *Ballet shoes, the shoes worn by ballet dancers * Ballet Shoes (novel), the book by Noel Streatfeild, which has been adapted for TV by the BBC twice: ** Ballet Shoes (TV serial), 1975 serial featuring Joanna David; **… …   Wikipedia

  • Ballet Shoes (novel) — Ballet Shoes is a classic 1936 children s novel by Noel Streatfeild. Ballet Shoes and the other Shoes books have been popular world wide, since their initial publications from 1936 to 1962. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A908985 BBC h2g2 The… …   Wikipedia

  • Ballet Shoes — ist das bekannteste Werk von Mary Noel Streatfeild. Das als Klassiker der englischen Kinder und Jugendliteratur des 20. Jahrhunderts geltende Buch um den Lebensweg der drei Waisenkinder Pauline, Petrova und Posy erschien erstmals 1936. Im März… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ballet shoes — est un téléfilm britannique basé sur le livre éponyme de Noel Streatfeild. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Distribution 3 Fiche technique 4 Version française …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ballet Shoes — (L école de tous les talents en Version Française) est un téléfilm britannique basé sur le livre éponyme de Noel Streatfeild. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Distribution 3 Fiche technique 4 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ballet Shoes (TV serial) — Infobox Film | name = Ballet Shoes image size = 200px director = Timothy Combe producer = John McRae writer = Noel Streatfeild John Wiles starring =Angela Thorne Joanna David Barbara Lott Mary Morris editing = Sheila S. Tomlinson distributor =… …   Wikipedia

  • The Red Shoes (film) — This about is about the 1948 film The Red Shoes . For other uses of the term, see The Red Shoes. Infobox Film name = The Red Shoes image size = 215px caption = original movie poster director = Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger producer = Michael… …   Wikipedia

  • Ballet San Jose — in San Jose, California, USA, was founded in 1986 as the San Jose Cleveland Ballet, a co venture with the ten year old Cleveland Ballet which offered to the dancers added performing exposure, and each city a ballet company for a moderate, shared… …   Wikipedia

  • Ballet (music) — Ballet as a musical form is a musical composition intended for ballet performance. The same music can be used for several different ballet choreographies. Until about the second half of the 19th century the role of music in ballet was secondary,… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.