MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,630 this week

Macbeth (1998)

TV Movie  -  15 January 1998 (UK)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 115 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

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:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 86 titles
created 18 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1534 titles
created 24 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 05 Apr 2013
 
a list of 61 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 111 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Macbeth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Macbeth (TV Movie 1998)

Macbeth (TV Movie 1998) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Macbeth.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Macbeth (2015)
Drama

Spurred on by an eerie prophecy of the power he could gain if he were King, Macbeth, an army general, murders Duncan, the King of Scotland, and takes the throne. However, his guilt, and that of his wife, may prove to be their undoing.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Reynor
Macbeth I (1987)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Verdi opera, based on Shakespeare's play.

Director: Claude d'Anna
Stars: Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett, Samuel Ramey
Macbeth III (TV Movie 1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, Michael Hordern
Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Video 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Daniel Coll
Stars: Marek Oravec, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Hal Fowler
Macbeth (TV Movie 2002)
Music | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Thomas Grimm
Stars: Thomas Hampson, Paoletta Marrocu, Roberto Scandiuzzi
Macbeth (TV Movie 1987)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Brian Large
Stars: Renato Bruson, Mara Zampieri, Goetz Rose
Macbeth (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.4/10 X  

This post-apocalyptic film adaptation of Shakespeare's play was created entirely by students at East Hollywood High School in Salt Lake City, UT.

Director: Brandon Arnold
Stars: Jonathan Aspittle, Chrissy Ellison, Kirk Guthrie
Macbeth (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Shakespeare's classic tale of a noble general spurred to regicide by his ambitious, alluring wife and the prophecy of 3 mysterious fortune tellers.

Director: Paul Winarski
Stars: Stephen J. Lewis, Dawn Winarski, John Schugard
Macbeth II (2011)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Sue Judd
Stars: Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto, Liudmyla Monastyrska
Shakespeare's Macbeth (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Roma Theatre performs the play at a ruined castle on Gotland, Sweden.

Director: Thomas Segerström
Stars: Peter Sundberg, Karin Holmberg, Bert Rolfart
Macbeth I (TV Movie 1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Kirk Browning
Stars: Philip Anglim, Maureen Anderman, J. Kenneth Campbell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorren Bent ...
Denise Black ...
...
Loon
...
...
Ruth Gemmell ...
Jane Gurnett ...
Lesley Joseph ...
Dorian Lough ...
Philip Madoc ...
...
...
Peter Theiss ...
Edit

Storyline

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. Spurred by the pressure exerted by his equally power-hungry wife, Lady MacBeth (Greta Scacchi), the Thane conspires to kill, but is so overcome with guilt that he's unable to wash the blood off his hands -- literally and figuratively. Written by Polly_Kat

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1998 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

fast paced version aimed at schools
18 June 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This bare-bones and inspired version of 'Macbeth' appeared on Channel 4 Schools programming in instalments before being shown in its entirety for a wider audience. Michael Bogdanov's film puts the action strictly in the here and now, in the rough and violent world of an apocalyptic estate, with Macbeth himself as an unrepentant maniac heading straight for hell.

Macbeth is perhaps the best Shakespeare play to give a shot in the arm - its the shortest and perhaps the easiest of the tragedies to manipulate any which way you choose. So this version works completely in what it intends to do, i.e. speak to a younger audience and flip this play on its head.

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are admirably played by Sean Pertwee and Greta Scacchi, while others making a strong impression in the cast include Philip Madoc as Duncan, Michael Maloney as Banquo, and Lorcan Cranitch. Fans of the UK series 'Coupling' can see Jack Davenport and Richard Coyle in there too, alongside 'Birds of a Feather' star Lesley Joseph as one of the witches.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Macbeth (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?