Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Director Roger Michell’s ‘The Duke’
“That is the ONLY time in its historical past that anybody has stolen something from the Nationwide Gallery.” What a narrative to inform! Sony Footage Classics has launched a quick behind-the-scenes featurette for the British crime comedy movie The Duke, which initially premiered in 2020 on the Venice Movie Pageant that fall. In between that premiere and with all of the pandemic delays, the movie’s director Roger Michell handed away (in late 2021) and that is now his last movie. It is lastly opening within the US this month, with a nationwide growth in Could. In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 12 months previous taxi driver, steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the Nationwide Gallery in London. That is the story of how, why, and who he was. It seems he was only a bumbling British man who did not like being compelled to pay for the BBC and wished to provide you with a scheme to make them change. Jim Broadbent stars as Kempton, with Helen Mirren, Matthew Goode, Charlotte Spencer, Fionn Whitehead, and John Heffernan. It’s a pleasant movie, and this featurette captures that allure completely. I hope some people will nonetheless exit and see this when it opens in theaters quickly.
This is the brand new behind-the-scenes featurette for Roger Michell’s The Duke, direct from SPC’s YouTube:
The Duke is the true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year previous taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the Nationwide Gallery in London. It was the primary (and stays the one) theft within the Gallery’s historical past. Kempton despatched ransom notes saying that he would return the portray given that the federal government invested extra in take care of the aged – he had lengthy campaigned for pensioners to obtain free tv. What occurred subsequent turned the stuff of legend. Solely 50 years later did the complete story emerge – Kempton had spun an internet of lies. The one fact was that he was a superb man, decided to vary the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to attain that may be a splendidly uplifting story. The Duke is directed by acclaimed British filmmaker Roger Michell, director of many different movies together with Persuasion, My Night time with Reg, Titanic City, Notting Hill, Altering Lanes, The Mom, Enduring Love, Venus, Morning Glory, Hyde Park on Hudson, Le Week-end, My Cousin Rachel, and final 12 months’s Blackbird beforehand. The screenplay is written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. It is produced by Nicky Bentham. This initially premiered on the 2020 Venice Movie Pageant a couple of years in the past. After delays, Sony Classics lastly opens The Duke in choose US theaters (NY & LA) on April 22nd, 2022, nationwide in Could.