WHO’S IN IT?

Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), Ian McKellen (Richard III), Kathryn Wilder (Murder on the Orient Express), Sam Ellis (film debut), Lolita Chakrabarti (Venus), Jack Colgrave Hirst (film debut), Doug Colling (Derby Dogs), Eleanor de Rohan (film debut), Phil Dunster (The Fall of the Krays), Matt Jessup (City of Ember), Sabi Perez (film debut), Michael Rouse (Alien Autopsy), Freya Durkan (film debut), Flora Easton (film debut), Cassandra Hodges (London Road)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing), director, producer; Ben Elton (Three Summers), writer; Ted Gagliano (film debut), Judy Hofflund (8MM), Becca Kovacik (film debut) and Tamar Thomas (In The Bleak Midwinter), producers; Patrick Doyle (As You Like It), composer; Zac Nicholson (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), cinematographer; Úna Ní Dhonghaíle (Stan & Ollie), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1613, the Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and a devastated William Shakespeare (Branagh) retreats to Stratford, where he must deal with past traumas and try to mend the broken relationships between his neglected wife Anne Hathaway (Dench) and his surviving children…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this very personal tale about William Shakespeare and the glaring flaws that he had despite his enormous success as the greatest writer of his age.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2019