MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,324 this week

Macbeth (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 November 1983 (UK)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 191 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 1 critic

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:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 132 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Mar 2011
 
a list of 426 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 51 titles
created 26 Jan 2013
 
a list of 141 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Macbeth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Macbeth (TV Movie 1983)

Macbeth (TV Movie 1983) on IMDb 6.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Macbeth.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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 (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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

Director: Jeremy Freeston
Stars: Jason Connery, Helen Baxendale, Graham McTavish
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
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 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Gregory Doran
Stars: Richard Armitage, Diane Beck, Ken Bones
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Bruce ...
Eileen Way ...
Anne Dyson ...
Mark Dignam ...
James Hazeldine ...
Christopher Ellison ...
John Rowe ...
Gawn Grainger ...
...
Ian Hogg ...
David Lyon ...
Jane Lapotaire ...
Gordon Kane ...
Alistair Henderson ...
...
Porter
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 1983 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Macbeth  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lady Macduff: Whither should I fly? I have done no harm. - But I remember now... I am in this earthly world, where to do harm is often laudable, to do good sometimes accounted dangerous folly.
See more »

Connections

Version of Shakespeare's Macbeth (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

close to perfect casting
23 July 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jane Lapotaire is a superb Lady Macbeth, as those who've seen her on stage would expect. Although the jury is often out on Nicol Williamson's acting in anything, I think he is brilliant in this - particularly in the banquet scene where Banquo's ghost returns. I'd probably bracket him with Ian McKellen when it comes to TV movie portrayals of what is essentially the portrait of a usurper gone mad.

It has to be said though that the towering presence of these two actors somewhat overshadow the others in the cast. Special mention must go to Ian Hogg as Banquo, and the late Tony Doyle as Macduff, however, as they are both excellent.

Jack Gold's production looks done either on the cheap, or in a minimalist way (or both!) but that would be my only quibble. This is my favourite of the BBC Shakespeares. Let's hope the whole series of them will be made available on video or DVD widely in the UK again soon.


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Macbeth (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?