Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Reading Time: < 1 minute

THE DUKE, in cinemas on March 31.

 

THE DUKE is the true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, who 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.  Led by two British greats, Jim Broadbent and Dame Helen Mirren. THE DUKE is the first film to tell this extraordinary true story.

Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on the condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly – he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.

To win

To win a double pass to see THE DUKE in cinemas correctly answer our movie trivia question:

After stealing Goya’s portrait, how does Kempton critique the painting? (You’ll find the answer in the movie trailer above.)

Leave your answer in the comments of our THE DUKE Facebook post and you’ll be in the draw to win!

 

Please note: The social media giveaway closes 12pm Friday the 1st of April. Only open to WA residents. See full Ts and Cs here.  4x winners will be drawn.

 

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