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Wednesday 20 September 2000 @ 1:44 - GMT

Elton was reduced to tears with performances by Julie Walters and new talent Jamie Bell in a preview of their movie Billy Elliot, September 18, 2000. The acting chemistry led to Elton break down. Its an emotional drama, released in the UK next week.

Walters saw the tears rolling down Eltons cheeks and offered him a handkerchief. Walters said: "I'm pretty emotional myself. I'm not some sort of egomaniac. I never have been. It is good to touch hearts. Yes, that's what happened. Elton was gone...gone."

 

Movie industry pundits are already predicting awards for both Walters and Bell. She plays a dancing teacher while Bell plays a striking miner's son who dreams of joining the Royal Ballet.