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Simon Morris checks out films for the school holidays, each one starring a distinguished actor letting his or her hair down!

The war with Grandpa sees young Peter determined to get his room back from an interloper – his grandfather (Robert De Niro).  Also featuring Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman and Jane Seymour.

Four kids and It is an upgrade of a vintage children’s story by E Nesbit by modern children’s writer Dame Jacqueline Wilson.  This version is modern day, with Sir Michael Caine as the voice of the wish-giving Psammiad.  Also features Russell Brand and Matthew Goode.

 And the frequently filmed The Secret Garden returns, starring Dixie Egerickx as young Mary Lenox, and featuring Colin Firth and Dame Julie Walters.