The Duke, a dramedy based on the true story of taxi driver Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital July 26. All three of us at Find Your Film enjoyed the movie, which co-stars Helen Mirren and Fionn Whitehead. Check out our post for more details!
Set in 1961, The Duke centers on Kempton Bunton’s (Jim Broadbent) successful attempt of stealing Goya’s portrat of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.
Check out our review of The Duke on episode 112 of Find Your Film:
This incident remains the only theft in the Gallery’s history, and Bunton became an overnight celebrity due to his criminal action. Fifty years later, the true story behind the theft emerged, leading to a reevaluation of Bunton’s motivations. The feature co-stars Helen Mirren as Kempton’s long suffering wife Dorothy and Fionn Whitehead as his dutiful son Jackie.
This was the final film of director Roger Michell (Notting Hill,My Cousin Rachel). Michell passed away in 2021.
The digital, Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include the “Making The Duke” featurette.
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