The Duke

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 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. Also starring Academy Award-winning legend Helen Mirren, The Duke‘s comical take on real-life events has been called “charming” and “exceptional” by the Wall Street Journal, and “The kind of heist movie that will steal your affections from under your nose,” (Empire Magazine).

Tickets & Showtimes

Thursday 9, June