Getting Festive with Burberry

The Inspiration

The festive film celebrates 15 years of Billy Elliot, the iconic British film set in the north of England, and replicates the cinematic classic's energetic opening sequence with our incredible all-British cast.


The Cast

Our cast has assembled from the worlds of film, TV, music and modelling. James Bay, George Ezra, Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Michelle Dockery, James Corden and Romeo Beckham all feature in the festive film, together with Julie Walters (who had a BAFTA-winning role in the original production) and Sir Elton John (who wrote the soundtrack to the stage musical in 2005).

Behind the Scenes

Shot entirely in London, the festive film was produced by Burberry in partnership with Working Title Films. The accompanying still images were photographed by Mario Testino and feature James Bay, Naomi Campbell, Romeo Beckham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley alongside guardsmen in traditional uniform. Selected items were commissioned especially for the film, including Sir Elton John's shoes and sunglasses and Julie Walters' unmissable gold trench coat.


The original T-Rex recording of 'Cosmic Dancer' is used in the festive film. The song has also played a part in past Burberry runway shows and events, with versions performed live by British artists Clare Maguire and Tom Odell.


A collection of our most giftable items for the festive season, including our iconic cashmere scarves and The Heritage Trench Coat, together with inspiring gifts for men, women, children and the home.