GOYA GOYA GONE
Total Film|August 2021
THE DUKE - Roger Michell’s Ealing-Esque true story paints a pretty picture…

SCENE STEALER Jim Broadbent stands trial as real-life taxi driver and alleged art thief Kempton Bunton.

You know what?” muses Roger Michell (Notting Hill). “I’ve yet to meet anyone who remembers that story.” The subject of Michell’s new film The Duke, the story in question concerns Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old Newcastle taxi driver and family man who, in 1961, allegedly evaded security at the National Gallery and stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington, the only time the venerable London art institution has ever been raided.

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