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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 »

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William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sean Pertwee ... Macbeth
Greta Scacchi ... Lady Macbeth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorren Bent Lorren Bent ... Witch 2
Denise Black ... Witch
Richard Coyle ... Loon
Lorcan Cranitch ... Macduff
Jack Davenport ... Malcolm
Ruth Gemmell ... Lady Macduff
Jane Gurnett Jane Gurnett ... Gentlewoman
Lesley Joseph Lesley Joseph ... Witch
Dorian Lough Dorian Lough ... Seyton
Philip Madoc ... Duncan
Michael Maloney ... Banquo
Shane Richie ... Porter
Peter Theiss Peter Theiss ... First Murderer
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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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1998 (UK) See more »

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Макбет See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Motorcylce Macbeth
13 June 2007 | by emmatherrienSee all my reviews

This shortened version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, which my English class has affectionately named Motorcyle Macbeth, is incredibly modernized, with the addition of guns and grungy apartments. The actors are literally speaking word-for-word what is written in the book our class has, and we enjoy watching this a great deal. We shout out funny things when something funny happens, and have nicknamed the lead actor "Blondie." The ending was a little- okay a lot- different from the play version, and the even the witches seemed a little out there. Nevertheless, I enjoyed Motorcycle Macbeth and was the first to recognize Malcolm from Pirates of the Caribbean.


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