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The Tale of Thomas Burberry

Burberry has just released The Tale of Thomas Burberry, a three-minute trailer that tells the story inspired by the pioneering discoveries of its founder, reimagining key events that have shaped Burberry’s story, such as Shackleton and his expedition to the Antarctic in 1914.

Burberry has just released The Tale of Thomas Burberry, a three-minute trailer that tells the story inspired by the pioneering discoveries of its founder, reimagining key events that have shaped Burberry’s story, such as Shackleton and his expedition to the Antarctic in 1914.

The Tale of Thomas Burberry has been directed by Academy Award-winner Asif Kapadia, starring Domhnall Gleeson, who plays protagonist Burberry, Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James, written by Academy Award-nominated Matt Charman, with music ‘Diminuendo’, performed by Lawless featuring Britt Warner.

This Christmas, as we celebrate our 160th anniversary we wanted to tell the story of Thomas Burberry – pioneer, inventor, innovator, and the man behind the iconic trench coat – in our own words,” said Burberry chief creative and chief executive officer, Christopher Bailey. “The film we have made is a brief glimpse inspired by his full and extraordinary life, which threaded its way through the history of the twentieth century in all its tumultuous highs and lows. To do justice to this story, we turned to a team of truly great twenty- first century British talent: Asif Kapadia, a director whose work I admire enormously, and a cast of our brightest and our best actors: Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James. We feel very proud to be sharing The Tale of Thomas Burberry this Christmas – his spirit and his vision are still at the heart of everything we do at Burberry today.”