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Sir Ian McKellen introduces Throne of Blood
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Sir Ian McKellen introduces Throne of Blood 2016

1 mins United Kingdom Director. Jon Spira

The champion of BFI's Shakespeare on Film season introduces Akira Kurosawa's great Macbeth adaptation, looking at its place in the history of international translations of Shakespeare's work.

Directed by

Jon Spira

Featuring

Ian McKellen

Genres

Short documentary

Collection

Behind the Camera Shakespeare

Released

2016

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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