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 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

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
13/06/2022
Studio
Pathe
format
DVD / Normal
Duration
95
Certificate UK
12

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 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.

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Director: Roger Michell
Producer: Nicky Bentham
Writer: Richard Bean
Writer: Clive Coleman
Music: George Fenton
Cinematographer: Mike Eley
Actor: Jim Broadbent
Actor: Helen Mirren
Actor: Fionn Whitehead
Actor: Matthew Goode
Actor: Anna Maxwell Martin
Actor: Aimee Kelly
Actor: Charlotte Spencer
Actor: Sian Clifford
Actor: Jack Bandeira
Actor: James Wilby

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
The Duke|Jim Broadbent
Colour
Colour
Region
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
DVD9, Language(s):English, HardofHearingSubtitles:English, Subtitles:English, InteractiveMenu, Screenratio1:1.78, Screenratio2:2.35, DolbyDigital5.1
Catalogue Number
1000814491
Extras 3
Documentaries:'NothingButtheTruth', MakingofDocumentary, Q&AwithJimBroadbent,HelenMirrenandproducerNickyBentham,hostedbyAnnaSmith

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