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07 September 2020


THE DUKE was awarded 5 stars from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, and Daily Mail following the World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Robbie Collin from The Daily Telegraph wrote that “Oscars surely beckon” for THE DUKE: “Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren “give two of the finest performances of their careers”.

The Guardian’s Xan Brooks followed with similar praise, describing the film as “lovely, rousing & moving…unashamedly sentimental and resolutely old-fashioned in the best sense of the term”.

Brian Viner from The Daily Mail called THE DUKE “beautifully scripted… an art heist yarn that will steal your heart”, whilst The Times’ Kevin Maher heaped praise upon the film’s director and leading star: “Broadbent is astounding… one of the standout performances of his career. Roger Michell should also take a bow. With The Duke, he is marked out as one of the country’s most versatile mainstream filmmakers”.

The British comedy-drama will be released in cinemas in 2021.