Chapter 22 baker street robbery on september 11, 1971, exactly forty years before the destruction of the twintowers of the world trade centre an attempt was made, via somewhat unorthodox means, to avert a similarly cataclysmic event from taking place in the united kingdom. Heres a recently released shot of jason statham from the upcoming film the bank job, due out in march. The bank job, clips of which were shown at the cannes festival last. The event was first reported on monday, september, 1971. Thieves broke into the vault and made off with thousands of pounds and, some claim, compromising photographs of princess margaret. In september 1971, thieves tunnelled into the vault of a bank in londons baker street and looted safe deposit boxes of cash and jewellery worth millions and millions of pounds. I also had the privilege of growing up there in baker street where the robbery actually took place. Reader is thought to have been part of a gang that took more than. Jason statham back in the bank job towleroad gay news.
Based loosely on the baker street robbery, it alleges that british intelligence had hired the gang to raid the safety deposit boxes at the bank to retrieve pornographic photographs of a prominent member of royalty. The bank job is everything a heist movie should be. No weapons were brandished, nor were any alarms triggered. The baker street burglary strange unexplained mysteries. A 2008 british movie, very loosely based on a true story, namely the 1971 baker street bank robbery. The tunnel started in leather goods shop le sac and ended inside the baker street branch of lloyds bank. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry along with a. Bank job, the 2008 the true story of the 1971 baker street bank robbery which was prevented from being told for over thirty years because of a government gagging order. This is pretty decent fun crime caper, partly based on the very famous baker street bank robbery that took place in the early 70s. Set in 1971, it stars jason statham, saffron burrows and keeley hawes, along with half the supporting actors in britain. Princess margarets affair with gangster was real reason. The baker street robbery has more recently become famous because of the 2008 film bank job which was based on the heist and also a channel 5. The most famous version of this theory was turned into an entertaining film in 2008 called the bank job. The robbers had rented a leather goods shop named le sac, two doors down from the bank, and tunnelled a distance of approximately.
The baker street robbery has more recently become famous because of the 2008 film bank job which was based on the heist and also a channel 5 documentary special at the end of last year. Basically, mi5 hire a bunch of criminals to rob a safety deposit vault that. This is the story of an audacious bank robbery which occurred on or rather below baker street in the autumn of 1971. Inspired by the real bank robbery in september 1971.
Bank job that opened the door on a royal sex scandal. The walkietalkie bank job this is where the famous walkietalkie bank job took place. It has been claimed the queens sister was involved in a whirlwind romance with a london gangster, which subsequently led to the infamous 1971 lloyds bank robbery in baker street. He gets roped into a big heist by a girl he once dated.
Here are a few you might like i added a mini summary so you can decide what you want to watch. But as they tunnelled into the vault of the baker street branch of lloyds bank, they had no. A movie was made about the raid called the bank job in. The robbery made headlines for a few days and then suddenly disappeared the result of a uk government d notice, gagging the press. Its based on the true story of an unsolved bank robbery in september 1971, the details of which remain so murky that screenwriters dick clement and. One of britains most infamous robberies occurred in 1971 on baker street in london.
Best bank robbery books a list of books about bank robberiesreal or fiction. In september 1971, thieves tunneled into the vault of a bank in londons baker street and looted safe deposit boxes of cash and jewelry worth millions and millions of pounds. There are several unsettling scenes of brutal violence, including one in which a friend of terrys is tortured for information. How mi5 raided a bank to get pictures of princess margaret. The scene of a robbery at the baker street branch of lloyds bank, on the corner with marylebone road, th september 1971. The scene of a robbery at the baker street branch of. Thieves had tunnelled into the vault of lloyds bank on baker street in london and.
Film uses informers revelations on unsolved 1971 crime. Baker street robbery and 5 related entities entities finder. Martine offers terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on londons baker street. Thieves tunnel into the vault of a bank in londons baker street and loot safe deposit boxes of cash and jewellery worth millions of pounds.
The baker street robbery was the burglary of safety deposit boxes at the baker street branch of lloyds bank in london, on the night of 11 september 1971. Ghostman by roger hobbs, the chase by clive cussler, the burning room by michael connelly, turn left at the cow by lisa bu. This robbery took place in 1971 at baker st and was unique in that the robbers were caught and over herd talking on a cb radio. The highlycharged heist thriller tautly interweaves highlevel corruption, murder and sexual scandal in 1970s england. A gang tunnelled 40 feet 12 m from a rented shop two doors away to come up through the floor of the vault. Rowland, who lived in wimpole street, had been tuned in to the 27. The film has a nice british budget quality about it and as to be expected theres plenty of violence, swearing, a nit of sex and lots of chuckles.
The heist was so widely talked about that, just as the more recent hatton garden heist was turned into a film titled the bank job. Thieves had tunnelled into the vault of lloyds bank on baker street in london and ransacked the safety deposit boxes, making off with a. But after the initial headlines, the unsolved robbery is soon forgotten due to a rare government d notice, gagging the press. In september 1971, thieves tunneled into the vault of a bank in londons baker street and looted safe deposit.
Untold story of baker street bank robbery the guardian. An amateur radio ham, robert rowland, alerted scotland yard that he had overheard a robbery in progress somewhere within a 10mile radius of central london. The film, set in 1971, is about a famous bank robbery on londons baker street. Supposedly, its based on the 1971 baker street robbery, in which a group of thieves burgled a series of safety deposit. Baker street bank job 11 september 1971 david ickes. Baker street bank job 11 september 1971 political manipulation coverups false flags. The robbers had rented a leather goods shop named le sac, two doors down from the bank, and tunneled a distance. From the moment i was born i went into a flat in baker street, called chiltern court. I have no idea how historically accurate the bank job is. Inspired by the infamous 1971 robbery that took place at the lloyds bank in marylebone london, the bank job stars jason statham and saffron burrows. Yet the gang who committed the heist managed to make off with an absolute fortune mysterious voices. The first time just for fun, the second to study the intricacies, and there are plenty. It is a comedy thriller based on the sensational 1971 robbery of safetydeposit boxes in lloyds bank in londons baker street.280 1626 511 377 1074 576 1348 47 913 453 395 1011 218 1066 230 1548 995 1086 1344 1390 419 839 1328 176 521 703 964 841 1656 97 1550 705 792 404 1558 1388 1145 1136 1007 751 528 241 900 18 561 672 1477 722 1250 184 1427