WHO’S IN IT?

Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place), Lin-Manuel Miranda (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (film debut), Joel Dawson (film debut), Julie Walters (Paddington), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), Dick Van Dyke (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Angela Lansbury (Nanny McPhee), David Warner (Titanic), Jeremy Swift (Jupiter Ascending), Tarik Frimpong (film debut), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Paddington 2)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Rob Marshall (Into The Woods), director, producer; David Magee (Life of Pi), writer; John DeLuca (Nine) and Marc Platt (La La Land), producers; Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Scott Wittman (film debut), composers; Dion Beebe (Chicago), cinematographer; Wyatt Smith (Doctor Strange), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1930s London, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Mortimer) – now grown up – are facing personal losses and possible foreclosure on their house in Cherry Tree Lane. It is at this stage when their old magical nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) returns into their lives to look after them as well as Michael’s young children. With the help of lamplighter Jack (Miranda) and her eccentric cousin Topsy (Streep), Poppins helps the Banks family to rediscover the magic in their lives…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, Mary Poppins has gone over fifty years without a follow-up – but now, the magical nanny makes a magnificent comeback with a movie that’s practically perfect in every way.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2018