Duke is a comedy-drama that tells the true story of 60-year-old taxi driver Campton Bunton, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.
Soon after the dignitaries were robbed in 1961, they left a note stating that the painting would be returned if the government invested more in the care of the elderly.
Filmmaking company Pathé has announced that The Duke, which was filmed in Leeds, Bradford and London, will open in UK theaters on 3 September.
Produced with an investment from Screen Yorkshire, it stars Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, who plays Mr. Bunton, and Helen Mirren, who plays his wife Dorothy.
The cast also includes Dunkirk stars Fionn Whitehead, Matthew Gode and Anna Maxwell Martin.
It was directed by BAFTA Award winner Roger Mitchell and written by Richard Bean and Cliff Coleman.
Screen Yorkshire says The Duke is “a poignant true story that celebrates a man who is determined to live life with meaning”.
It premiered at the 77th Venice Film Festival in September 2020 and Pathé plans to distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland.
Last year, the Kovid-19 pandemic shut down almost all production in Yorkshire, but dozens of operations resumed in July 2020 after sanctions were relaxed and some coronaviruses under the government’s £ 500 million insurance to cover Agreed to cover losses related to.
Screen Yorkshire has helped in 36 major film and television productions since July 2020, including the second series of Gentleman Jack, the Channel 5 drama Anne Bolin and All Creatures Great and Small.
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