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Macbeth (1997)

A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish laird seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Connery ... Macbeth
Helen Baxendale ... Lady Macbeth
Graham McTavish ... Banquo
Kenneth Bryans Kenneth Bryans ... Macduff (as Kenny Bryans)
Kern Falconer Kern Falconer ... Seyton
Hildegard Neil Hildegard Neil ... 1st Witch
Chris Gormlie Chris Gormlie ... MacDonwald
Jean Trend Jean Trend ... 2nd Witch
Phillipa Peak Phillipa Peak ... 3rd Witch
Iain Stuart Robertson Iain Stuart Robertson ... Ross
John Corvin John Corvin ... Duncan
Ross Dunsmore Ross Dunsmore ... Malcolm
Paul MacDonald Paul MacDonald ... Donalbain
Phil Wallace Phil Wallace ... Lennox
Dominic Borrelli Dominic Borrelli ... Angus
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In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin... Written by duncan shine <shine@telecall.co.uk>

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English

Release Date:

16 May 1997 (UK) See more »

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Макбет See more »

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Features 505 accredited "Associate Producers" all of whom made donations to finance the production. See more »

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When Duncan is to be woken and the murder discovered, Macbeth waits outside. First, he has his sword in its scabbard in his left hand and his right hand upon the hilt, then in the next shot he has the sword in its scabbard pressed against his body and his right hand upon his shoulder saying "Twas a rough night." In the next shot, he holds the sword as in the shot before with his hands on the hilt and the scabbard. See more »

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Version of Macbeth (2004) See more »

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Could be a lot worse
24 September 2015 | by robertasmithSee all my reviews

In terms of look and feel this is faithful to the period and Jason Connery and Helen Baxendale are excellent as the Macbeths, with the supporting cast in fine form. The film suffers from poor production values, cheesy music and some dialogue editing that is strange. However, and on balance, this is a good version of the Scottish play, and well worth a viewing. It compares favourably with most other versions and I await he new Fassbender version with trepidation, as the trailer shows totally inappropriate backgrounds. This Jason Connery version is a film interpretation of the play rather than a a film of the play as performed on the stage so allowances have to be made. The use of the Scottish accent is authentic and the costumes seem as accurate as they can be. Baxendales interpretation of Lady Macbeth is excellent, and Jason Connery makes a good fist of a difficult role.


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