Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: December 10, 2021
Summary: In 1961, Kempton Bunton, 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 agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage.
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Runtime: 96 min
Rating: Rated R for language and brief sexuality
Official Site: https://www.sonyclassics.com/film/theduke/
Production: Screen Yorkshire
Genres: Biography, Drama, Comedy
Country: GB
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 26, 2022
Director Credit
Roger Michell Director
Writer Credit
Clive Coleman Writer
Richard Bean Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Aimée Kelly Irene Boslover
Anna Maxwell-Martin Ms. Gowling
Charles Edwards Sir Joseph Simpson
Charlotte Spencer Pammy
Fionn Whitehead Jackie
Helen Mirren Lilya Frances
James Wilby Judge Aarvold
Jim Broadbent Kempton Bunton
John Heffernan Neddie Cussen
Matthew Goode Jeremy Hutchinson
Sian Clifford Dr Unsworth
Cast Credit
Aimée Kelly Irene Boslover
Andrew Havill Sir Philip Hendy
Craig Conway Mr. Walker
Dorian Lough DI Macpherson
Jack Bandeira Kenny Bunton
Joshua McGuire Eric Crowther
Richard McCabe Rab Butler
Producer Credit
Andrea Scarso Executive Producer
Andrew Wright Archive Producer
Cameron McCracken Executive Producer
Hugo Heppell Executive Producer
Jenny Borgars Executive Producer
Michael S. Constable Co-Producer
Nicky Bentham Producer
Peter Scarf Executive Producer