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

Burberry marks 160 years with film about founder

British luxury brand Burberry celebrates 160th anniversary with a film about its founder.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (BURBERRY)- British fashion house Burberry, known for its trench coats and check print, is marking its 160th anniversary this year with a short movie, shot in the form of a cinematic trailer, about its founder.

“The Tale of Thomas Burberry” is a three-minute film which turns to fiction to tell the founder’s story and stars “The Revenant” actor Domhnall Gleeson as the protagonist.

Directed by Asif Kapadia, who won an Oscar for documentary “Amy”, the film, which kicks off Burberry’s Christmas campaign, recalls Burberry’s invention of weatherproof fabric gabardine as well as dressing the military. It also features actors Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James.

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


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