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Macbeth (1981)

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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Brett ... Macbeth
Piper Laurie ... Lady Macbeth
Simon MacCorkindale ... Macduff
Richard Alfieri Richard Alfieri ... Malcolm
Barry Primus ... Banquo
Millie Perkins ... Lady Macduff
Alan Oppenheimer ... Duncan
Franklyn Seales Franklyn Seales ... Lennox
Jay Robinson Jay Robinson ... The Porter
Brad David ... Ross (as Brad David Stockton)
Nomi Mitty Nomi Mitty ... Witch
Maria Mayenzet ... Witch
Eugenia Wright Eugenia Wright ... Witch
Johnny Crawford ... Seyton
Stanley Waxman ... Siward
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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Quite possibly the worst MACBETH on film
20 September 1999 | by peachamSee all my reviews

Not only is this the worst interpretation ( OR LACK THEREOF ) of Shakespeare's classic , it also includes one of the worst performances by a great actor ever witnessed. The brilliant Jeremy Brett is so over the top its laughable. not since peter o'toole's henry higgin's has there been such a loud bellowing performance so devoid of human emotion. Piper Laurie is also awful as his Lady. it seems the production was put up in a matter of days for a "take the money and run.' pay check. UNINSPIRED WITH NO VISION IS THE BOTTOM LINE.


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