Actors Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent stand either side of a portrait painting

Catch-up Screenings: The Duke (12A)

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Saturday 7 May @ 7.30 PM

Back by popular demand, 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.

"A glorious performance by Jim Broadbent" Guardian ★★★★★

"Britain hasn't lost the ability to make films like this after all. We've had it stashed in the back of the wardrobe all along!" Telegraph ★★★★★

Directed by Roger Mitchell
With Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren
1hr 36 mins // UK 2021

Price: £6.50 Standard | £5.50 Concession | £4 (16-25 Members) Buy ticket