The Duke Movie

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Who's Involved:

Charlotte Spencer, Fionn Whitehead, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Martin, Matthew Goode, Jim Broadbent, Roger Michell, Richard Bean, Nicky Bentham, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sian Clifford, Clive Coleman

Release Date:

Friday, April 22, 2022 Limited

language and brief sexuality
Runtime: 1 hr, 35 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in The Duke: Cast List

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Who's making The Duke: Crew List

A look at the The Duke behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Roger Michell last directed Blackbird and My Cousin Rachel. The film's writer Nicholas Martin last wrote Golda and Florence Foster Jenkins.


Nicky Bentham

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Production: What we know about The Duke?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the true story.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - July: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - June: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2016 - April: The film was set to Development  status.

The Duke Release Date: When was the film released?

The Duke was a Limited release in 2022 on Friday, April 22, 2022. There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including The Bad Guys, The Northman and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

As a Limited release, The Duke will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

The Duke DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Duke was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 .

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