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A Performance of Macbeth (1979)

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TV Movie | 145 min | Drama

Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a thirst for power, and with prompting from his wife...See moreMacbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a thirst for power, and with prompting from his wife, Lady Macbeth, he kills the current leader in order to take the throne. But he must continue to commit murders to keep his actions a secret, and soon, no one is safe. Written by Polly_Kat See less
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Trevor Nunn (conceived for television by) | William Shakespeare (play)
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Ian McKellen
Macbeth Macbeth   See fewer
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Judi Dench
Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth   See fewer
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John Bown
Lennox Lennox   See fewer
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Susan Dury
3rd Witch / Lady Macduff 3rd Witch / Lady Macduff   See fewer
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Judith Harte
2nd Witch / Gentlewoman 2nd Witch / Gentlewoman   See fewer
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Greg Hicks
Donalbain / Seyton Donalbain / Seyton   See fewer
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David Howey
Sergeant / 1st Murderer / Doctor Sergeant / 1st Murderer / Doctor   See fewer
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Marie Kean
1st Witch 1st Witch   See fewer
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Ian McDiarmid
The Porter / Ross The Porter / Ross   See fewer
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Bob Peck
Macduff Macduff   See fewer
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Roger Rees
Malcolm Malcolm   See fewer
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Zak Taylor
Fleance / Messenger Fleance / Messenger   See fewer
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Stephen Warner
Young Macduff Young Macduff   See fewer
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John Woodvine
Banquo Banquo   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 707 votes