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Macbeth 12 rating

Sir Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood star as Macbeth and his Lady in Rupert Goold's immediate and visceral adaptation.

Drama 2009 151 mins

Director: Rupert Goold

Overview

Starring Sir Patrick Stewart as Macbeth and Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth, Rupert Goold's immediate and visceral film is set in an undefined and threatening central European world. Shot on location in the mysterious underground labyrinth of Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire, this is a contemporary presentation of Shakespeare's intense, claustrophobic and bloody drama.

The film is based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production of the play that enjoyed sell-out runs in the West End and on Broadway. Patrick Stewart won Best Actor and Rupert Goold Best Director in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for the stage production and both Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood were nominated for Tony Awards for their performance. Macbeth is the debut film from the director of the critically acclaimed plays ENRON and American Psycho.