Oxford-born actress Florence Pugh joins Robert Pattinson and Christian Bale as part of the English voice cast of fantasy animation The Boy and The Heron.

The latest movie is from Oscar-winner Hayao Miyazaki, who has gained international acclaim as a creator of Japanese animated feature films.

The Boy and the Heron is Mr Miyazaki's first feature film in more than10 years and premiered at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival this September.

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The film's synopsis reads: "A young boy named Mahito, yearning for his mother, ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning.

"A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki."

The film will arrive in UK cinemas on Tuesday, December 26.