As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to the Byrnes home turns into a hilarious series of disasters, and everything that can go wrong does, all under Jack's critical, hawklike gaze.
But Billy must keep his participation in the class a secret from his widowed father (Gary Lewis) and overbearing brother (Jamie Draven), as both men are on strike from their jobs at the mine, and are struggling just to keep food on the table.Their pent up frustrations finally explode when they discover Billy has been squandering his boxing money on less than manly pursuits.Banned from ballet, and troubled by the diminishing mental capacity of his grandmother (Jean Heywood), Billy finds solace with his school friend Michael (Stuart Wells) which deepens into a touching friendship. Wilkinson encourages Billy to try out for the Royal Ballet School in London, where he can refine his craft while escaping his oppressive surroundings.But he is torn between his responsibility to his family and to the gift with which he has been blessed.As we’re about to learn, the Gregs are regarded as philanthropic characters who use their money for good.
That’s not quite how they’d be regarded today; the clan not only used slaves on their cotton plantation in the West Indies, they also forced ‘child apprentices’ to work for board and lodging only, often for up to 12 hours a day, in Quarry Bank, their Cheshire mill.
Sure, only Elliot ends up a sniveling, driveling fool. Elliot breaks all NBA records, but unfortunately his "equipment" doesn't measure up.
Elliot is learning the hard way to be careful what he wishes for.
she was almost like a poster girl.” The 26-year-old actress, whose previous projects include Lilies, Good Cop and Nowhere Boy, admits she had to do lots of research to get the period details just right.
“I knew absolutely diddly-squat about the era, because it was not something that we did at school. “As soon as you think about period drama, your mind goes to corsets and whatever, but these are literally rags, which was interesting...” So, are there any moments we should look out for?
It is shocking and eye-opening but demands to be seen by both addicts and non-addicts alike.