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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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Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth
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Banquo
Kenneth Bryans ...
Macduff (as Kenny Bryans)
Kern Falconer ...
Seyton
Hildegard Neil ...
1st Witch
Chris Gormlie ...
MacDonwald
Jean Trend ...
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Phillipa Peak ...
3rd Witch
Iain Stuart Robertson ...
Ross
John Corvin ...
Duncan
Ross Dunsmore ...
Malcolm
Paul MacDonald ...
Donalbain
Phil Wallace ...
Lennox
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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Jason Connery's father Sean Connery also played Macbeth in the Canadian adaptation Macbeth (1961). See more »

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Version of Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1998) See more »

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Surprisingly effective Shakespeare on a shoestring
23 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Fresh, luminous Helen Baxendale and the magnetic Jason Connery, a slightly more subdued, less craggily Celtic version of his famous dad, make a sexy pair of doomed partners in this low-budget Scottish production. Many ingenious touches, and some scenes, especially those leading up to the murder, among the most compelling versions of the play I have ever seen. A worthy successor to Orson Welles' cheeseparing lensing for Republic Pictures. Good stuff.


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