At The Theater
July 7, 2022
The Duke is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Helen Mirren plays as Bunton’s wife.
This portrait theft has been 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...