ShakespeaRe-Told: Season 1, Episode 2

Macbeth (14 Nov. 2005)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance
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A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

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Ella Macbeth
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Peter Macduff
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Harry Gibby
Richard Ridings ...
Maurice
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Barry
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Andy
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Malcolm
Gregory Chisholm ...
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Doyle
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DCI Varley
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In a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's "Scottish play," three strange garbage collectors make a glorious prediction for head chef Joe Macbeth's future. With his wife Ella goading him on, Macbeth makes plans to take ownership of the high-class Glaswegian restaurant where they are both employed. The first step: murder owner and celebrity-chef Duncan... Written by L. Hamre

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The line spoken by Harry Gibby, the health inspector - "...the sins of a bloke what has made me work for my pound of flesh..." - is a reference to another play by William Shakespeare, 'The Merchant of Venice'. See more »

Quotes

Joe Macbeth: [hears a helicopter] Is that a helicopter?
[laughs, a bit crazed]
Joe Macbeth: Is it landing on this building?
Joe Macbeth: Pigs will fly...! Pigs will FLY! Pigs are landing on my head...!
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Version of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2002) See more »

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Mercedes Benz
Written by Janis Joplin, Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth
Performed by Keeley Hawes
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Amazing!
25 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All I can say after watching this is "Wow." I watched it two nights in a row and I still feel that I have more to take in. Everything is masterfully done, the acting, direction, everything. A large part, in fact the largest, is definitely the casting of Macbeth as well as Lady Macbeth; they are fantastic..!! James McAvoy's performance was one of the strongest I have seen from any actor in a long while. There were a few scenes of his in particular that had me absolutely riveted. Keeley Hawes is incredible as well (to be honest I'd never seen her in anything before this, but she was absolutely perfect!); I believed that they were those characters. Even the fact that the dialogue was "updated", if you will, did not bother me (something that usually does). It's refreshing to see a Shakespeare adaptation that hasn't been dumbed down. If you're a fan of Macbeth this is definitely worth seeing. 10 out of 10.


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