The Duke

Regular $14/ $10 Matinee
Member $10/ $5 Matinee

Genre

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Release Year

2022

Director

Roger Michell

Producer

Nicky Bentham

Cast

Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent

Country

UK

Runtime

96 min

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THE DUKE is set in 1961 when 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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