HELEN Mirren and Jim Broadbent star in The Duke, an extraordinary true story of the first and only theft from the National Gallery in London.
It's the story of Kempton Bunton (Broadbent), a 60-year-old taxi driver who stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery.
Kempton sent ransom notes saying he would return the painting on 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.
The Duke was directed by the late Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Tea with the Dames).
In cinemas on March 31.