WHO’S IN IT?

Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), Lily James (Baby Driver), Ronald Pickup (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Stephen Dillane (The Hours), Nicholas Jones (Vera Drake), Richard Lumsden (Sense and Sensibility), Jeremy Child (A Fish Called Wanda)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Joe Wright (Atonement), director; Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), writer, producer; Tim Bevan (Love Actually), Lisa Bruce (No Way Home), Eric Fellner (About A Boy) and Douglas Urbanski (The Contender), producers; Dario Marianelli (Kubo and the Two Strings), composer; Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), cinematographer; Valerio Bonelli (Philomena), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In the early years of the Second World War, political outsider Winston Churchill (Oldman) is appointed by King George VI (Mendelsohn) to become Prime Minister and form a government. Despite fierce opposition within his own cabinet due to his bullish and outgoing nature, Churchill manages to unite the country through his determination to oppose the growing Nazi occupation in Europe…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Gary Oldman delivers a knock-out performance as one of the most popular figures in British history, one that is said to be so good that the actor may finally be receiving his first Oscar after a long career in the industry.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 12TH JANUARY 2018