The Duke


Review: Based on real events from 1961, where a pensioner Kempton Bunton steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.
Director: Roger Michell
Actors: Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Stephen Rashbrook, James Wilby, Matthew Goode, John Heffernan, Sarah Annett, Charlie Richmond, Helen Mirren, Anna Maxwell Martin, Fionn Whitehead, Richard McCabe, Andrew Havill and Sarah Beck Mather
Year: 2020
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime and Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
Directed by the late Roger Michell. Jim Broadbent gives a fantastic performance. I didn’t think that Helen Mirren had much material to work with but what she had she did well. Without giving too much away Dame Helen Mirren and director Roger Michell personally asked the Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson for permission to use the Scene from Dr No (1962). When watching this film, I got the feeling that the whole chain of events happened within a few weeks or months, it was in fact 4 years between the events. This film will go down well for a Friday night viewing with a couple of beers. This is just a very fun and entertaining film to watch.


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