MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 937 this week

A Performance of Macbeth (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 568 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 5 critic

Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(conceived for television by), (play)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

Shakespeare's Globe launches VoD service
| ScreenDaily
Guy Pearce, Dominic West join Genius
| ScreenDaily
Guy Piece, Dominic West join Genius
| ScreenDaily

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 28 Sep 2010
 
a list of 38 titles
created 09 Oct 2010
 
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie 1979)

A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Performance of Macbeth.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Macbeth (Video 1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Jeremy Brett, Piper Laurie, Simon MacCorkindale
Country Matters (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Peter Firth, Ian McKellen, Prunella Ransome
Macbeth I (2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

Director: Geoffrey Wright
Stars: Chloe Armstrong, Hanna Griffiths, Kate Bell
Macbeth (1971)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw
Macbeth (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: Brenda Bruce, Eileen Way, Anne Dyson
Macbeth (TV Movie 1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

English thespian Sean Pertwee plays the painfully ambitious royal who schemes to murder so he can ascend to the throne in this superior version of William Shakespeare's literary classic. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Bogdanov
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Greta Scacchi, Lorren Bent
Countdown to War (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.

Director: Patrick Lau
Stars: Ian McKellen, Michael Aldridge, Tony Britton
Macbeth (1948)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that ... See full summary »

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy
Walter and June (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Ian McKellen, Sarah Miles, Debby Bishop
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young London girl studying a doctorate in the British museum spends her nights trying to avoid the sexual admiration of men in her life.

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Sandy Dennis, Ian McKellen, Eleanor Bron
Macbeth (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Gregory Doran
Stars: Richard Armitage, Diane Beck, Ken Bones
David Copperfield (TV Series 1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Ian McKellen, Tina Packer, Flora Robson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
John Bown ...
Susan Dury ...
Judith Harte ...
...
David Howey ...
Griffith Jones ...
Marie Kean ...
...
...
Duncan Preston ...
...
Zak Taylor ...
Stephen Warner ...
Young Macduff
Edit

Storyline

Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a thirst for power, and with prompting from his wife, Lady Macbeth, he kills the current leader in order to take the throne. But he must continue to commit murders to keep his actions a secret, and soon, no one is safe. Written by Polly_Kat

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

A Performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was filmed on a circular stage. See more »

Connections

Version of Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
can't get much better than this
5 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dame Judi and Sir Ian McKellen are unforgettable in their roles as MacBeth and Lady Macbeth. It is the best version and I plan to show this film to high school students in the future. It is amazing at how little props can mean and scenery. The actors have chewed it up to focus on the tragedy of Macbeth. Also performing is TV Cheers actor, Roger Rees in one of the supporting roles. Griffith Jones who is still kicking in his 90s plays the old King Duncan. This low budget version was first shown on British television which caused Dame Judi Dench to stop watching herself on television because she would only criticize herself for not being good enough. I don't know what that means to an accomplished actress like Dame Judi Dench. How good do you have to be to remembered in the same category as Dame Peggy Ashcroft, her mentor, Damme Ellen Terry, and Sarah Siddons?


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie might just be the worst movie ever made. splingaking
what does everyone think of this film ? FlorenceLawrence
trying to identify the music used vquinn-4
Discuss A Performance of Macbeth (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?