The Duke

Spring 2022 | Pathé | 96 minutes
Directed by: Roger Michell | Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman | Cinematography: Mike Eley | Editing: Kristina Hetherington | Costume Design: Dinah Collin | Set Design: Kristian Milsted | Music: George Fenton
In 1961, Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly - he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge - Kempton had spun a web of lies, determined to change the world and save his marriage.
Cast: Jim Broadbent (Kempton Bunton), Helen Mirren (Dorothy Bunton), Fionn Whitehead (Jackie), Matthew Goode (Jeremy Hutchinson), Sian Clifford (Dr Unsworth), Anna Maxwell Martin (Ms. Gowling), Charlotte Spencer (Pammy), Charles Edwards (Sir Joseph Simpson), James Wilby (Judge Aarvold), John Heffernan (Neddie Cussen), Richard McCabe (Rab Butler), Craig Conway (Mr. Walker), Aimée Kelly (Irene Boslover), Joshua McGuire (Eric Crowther), Andrew Havill (Sir Philip Hendy), Jack Bandeira (Kenny Bunton), Matthew Steer (Passing BBC Manager), Dorian Lough (DI Macpherson), Sam Swainsbury (DI Brompton), Alfredo Tavares (Legal Team), Sarah Beck Mather (Press Woman), Val McLane (Freda), Simon Hubbard (PC Myton), Claire Lams (BBC Receptionist), Heather Craney (Debbie), Michael Adams (PC Inverdale), Michael Mather (Eddie), Ashley Kumar (Javid Akram)

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