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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.


Jeremy Freeston


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Connery ... Macbeth
Helen Baxendale ... Lady Macbeth
Graham McTavish ... Banquo
Kenneth Bryans Kenneth Bryans ... Macduff (as Kenny Bryans)
Kern Falconer Kern Falconer ... Seyton
Hildegard Neil Hildegard Neil ... 1st Witch
Chris Gormlie Chris Gormlie ... MacDonwald
Jean Trend Jean Trend ... 2nd Witch
Phillipa Peak Phillipa Peak ... 3rd Witch
Iain Stuart Robertson Iain Stuart Robertson ... Ross
John Corvin John Corvin ... Duncan
Ross Dunsmore Ross Dunsmore ... Malcolm
Paul MacDonald Paul MacDonald ... Donalbain
Phil Wallace Phil Wallace ... Lennox
Dominic Borrelli Dominic Borrelli ... Angus


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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16 May 1997 (UK) See more »

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Jason Connery's father Sean Connery also played Macbeth in the Canadian adaptation Macbeth (1961). See more »


When Duncan is to be woken and the murder discovered, Macbeth waits outside. First, he has his sword in its scabbard in his left hand and his right hand upon the hilt, then in the next shot he has the sword in its scabbard pressed against his body and his right hand upon his shoulder saying "Twas a rough night." In the next shot, he holds the sword as in the shot before with his hands on the hilt and the scabbard. See more »


Version of Dvenadtsataya noch (1979) See more »

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superb production
17 August 1999 | by honeybun-4See all my reviews

This low budget production of Macbeth brought the play back to life again and is by far the best version I have watched. Jason Connery and Helen Baxendale are superb in their roles and bring a humanity to their characters that makes you feel with them. There is solid support, in particular from Graham McTavish, Iain Stuart Robertson, Kenneth Bryans and Jock Ferguson is brilliant as the porter. Jeremy Freeman makes a good job of his directorial debut, and should go far. This film is well worth watching.

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