Burberry pays tribute to Billy Elliot in new festive campaign


Film features celebrity cast jumping on a bed to Cosmic Dancer by T. Rex

For its 2015 festive campaign Burberry is staying true to its roots by paying homage to a British cinematic classic, Billy Elliot, now in its 15th year.

The fashion, fragrance and beauty brand has released a three-minute film and series of behind-the-scenes stills that give a nod to the iconic opening scene in the hit film and musical Billy Elliot, when main character Billy jumps on his bed to the soundtrack of Cosmic Dancer by T. Rex.

Burberry has unveiled an all-British star-studded cast

Burberry has unveiled an all-British star-studded cast

The film opens with Romeo Beckham jumping on a bed, before other celebrity faces are introduced one by one flying mid-air. The all-British cast includes: Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley, Julie Walters, Naomi Campbell, Sir Elton John, James Corden, George Ezra, James Bay, Michelle Dockery and Toby Huntington-Whiteley.

Naomi Campbell using Burberry's Festive Glow Gold

Naomi Campbell using Burberry's Festive Glow Gold

All of the make-up modelled was created by Wendy Rowe, Burberry Make-up Artistic Consultant and features products from the Burberry Beauty range. In one of the stills (pictured above), Naomi Campbell is captured applying the brand’s Limited Edition Festive Gold Glow (£45) product.

Coinciding with the campaign’s launch is the unveiling of the full range of Burberry’s festive gifts in-store and on burberry.com, including products used to create the new Burberry Beauty make-up look.

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Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer, said: “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.”