Macbeth

1971

Roman Polanski
Director
Columbia Pictures
Production Company
Playboy
Production Company

Ambitious fellow spurred on by eerie prophecy and his good lady wife begins murdering his way to the Scottish throne.

Extremely bloody and powerful telling of the tragedy of Macbeth courtesy of Mr Polanski, with great performances from Finch and Shaw. The perfect antidote for anyone that thinks Shakespeare too dull.

Ronald Lacey oft appears in the cast list, but I see him not.



13th October 1971
Cinema





Macbeth (1971)
7th May 2002
DVD



140 mins
2.35:1




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Jon Finch
Macbeth
Francesca Annis
Lady Macbeth
Martin Shaw
Banquo
Terence Bayler
Macduff
John Stride
Ross
Nicholas Selby
Duncan
Stephan Chase
Malcolm
Paul Shelley
Donalbain
Maisie MacFarquhar
First Witch
Elsie Taylor
Second Witch
Noelle Rimmington
Third Witch
Noel Davis
Seyton
Sydney Bromley
Porter
Richard Pearson
Doctor
Patricia Mason
Gentlewoman
Michael Balfour
Murderer
Andrew McCulloch
Murderer
Keith Chegwin
Fleance
Andrew Laurence
Lennox
Bernard Archard
Angus
Bruce Purchase
Caithness
Frank Wylie
Sergeant
Mentieth
Diane Fletcher
Lady MacDuff
Mark Dightam
MacDuff's Son
Bill Drysdale
King's Groom
Roy Jones
King's Groom
Vic Abbott
Cawdor
Ian Hogg
First Thane
Geoffrey Reed
Second Thane
Nigel Ashton
Third Thane
William Hobbs
Young Seyward
Alf Joint
Old Seyward
Paul Hennen
Doctor's Apprentice
David Ellison
Old Soldier
Howard Lang
Old Soldier
Terence Mountain
Soldier
John Nickless
Caliban
Olga Anthony
Dancer
Roy Desmond
Dancer
Pam Foster
Dancer
John Gordon
Dancer
Barbara Ann Grimes
Dancer
Aud Johansen
Dancer
Janie Kells
Dancer
Dickie Martyn
Dancer
Beth Owen
Dancer
Christine Paul-Podlasky
Dancer
Maxine Skelton
Dancer
Don Vernon
Dancer
Anna Willoughby
Dancer
Victor Lownes
Hangman
Roman Polanski
Courtier
Clement Freud
Hanging Man
Victor Harrington
Courtier
Reg Thomason
Courtier
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Herald
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Bellringer
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Urchin
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Urchin
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Macduff's Porter
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