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The Duke

Told in the style of a tall tale that happens to be true, this buoyant blue-collar call to arms is a wonderful late-career showcase for British actor Jim Broadbent. More than matched by an exasperated Helen Mirren, expect to be as moved as you are tickled.

Directors

  • Roger Michell

Writers

  • Richard Bean
  • Clive Coleman

Cast

  • Jim Broadbent
  • Helen Mirren
  • Fionn Whitehead
  • Matthew Goode

Synopsis

Working class Geordie Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent) steals a Goya from the National Gallery, then holds them ransom for its return, all while hiding his antics from his long-suffering wife (Helen Mirren).