The Film

The Tale of Thomas Burberry

The Tale of Thomas Burberry

Discover The Tale of Thomas Burberry, 160 years in the making

Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James, and directed by Asif Kapadia

Thomas Burberry began the company at the age of 21 and in 1879 invented gabardine – the fabric with which our signature trench coat is made today

Starring Sienna Miller as Thomas’s fictional first love Sara, wearing a selection of custom Burberry products

A pioneering spirit

The production

Shot over six days in England, with the screenplay written by Academy Award nominee Matt Charman. Sets from the film, including Thomas Burberry’s workshop, were inspired by archive materials.

Daring and determined