Landing in our inbox is The Duke trailer, a film we ran a bit of news about a little while ago (read about it HERE).
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. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage
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. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.
THE DUKE is based on a remarkable true story of one man’s attempt to make a better world and is directed by BAFTA award winner Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and is based on a script written by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Clive Coleman. The film was shot in many different English locations including Leeds, Bradford, West Yorkshire and London and went on to play at the 2020 Venice Film festival and is set for release in the UK this year but no actual date has been confirmed as at time of writing.
Here’s The Duke trailer…….