Rupert Goold's immediate and visceral film of Macbeth, starring Sir Patrick Stewart as Macbeth and Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth, is set in an undefined and threatening central European world.
Shot on location in the mysterious underground labyrinth of Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire, Goold's cinematic re-interpretation is a contemporary presentation of Shakespeare's intense, claustrophobic and bloody drama.
The film is based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production on the play that enthralled audiences in the West End and on Broadway in 2007. Patrick Stewart won Best Actor and Rupert Goold Best Director in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for the play and both Stewart and Fleetwood were nominated for Tony Awards.
Patrick Stewart as Macbeth
Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth
Martin Turner as Banquo
Michael Feast as Macduff
Scott Handy as Malcolm
Paul Shelley as Duncan / Doctor
Suzanne Burden as Lady Macduff
Mark Rawlings as Lennox
Tim Treloar as Ross
Bill Nash as Angus
Christopher Knott as Old Seyward / Murderer
Christopher Patrick Nolan as Porter
Bertie Gilbert as Fleance
Running Time 211 mins
Main Language English
Release Date 21/05/2011
Number of Discs 1
Commentary by director Rupert Goold and producer John Wyver in addition to interviews with Rupert Goold and cast members Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood.