Macbeth (1971)

  • Genre: War, Drama
  • Release Date: 1971-12-20
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 242 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 21min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Caliban Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Roman Polanski
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Scotland, 11th century. Driven by the twisted prophecy of three witches and the ruthless ambition of his wife, warlord Macbeth, bold and brave, but also weak and hesitant, betrays his good king and his brothers in arms and sinks into the bloody mud of a path with no return, sown with crime and suspicion.

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  • Jon Finch

    as Macbeth
  • Francesca Annis

    as Lady Macbeth
  • Martin Shaw

    as Banquo
  • John Stride

    as Ross
  • Nicholas Selby

    as Duncan
  • Terence Bayler

    as Macduff
  • Stephan Chase

    as Malcolm
  • Paul Shelley

    as Donalbain
  • Noel Davis

    as Seyton
  • Richard Pearson

    as Doctor
  • Andrew Laurence

    as Lennox
  • Bernard Archard

    as Angus
  • Sydney Bromley

    as Porter
  • Ian Hogg

    as First Thane
  • Diane Fletcher

    as Lady Macduff
  • Bruce Purchase

    as Caithness
  • Frank Wylie

    as Menteith
  • Maisie MacFarquhar

    as First Witch
  • Elsie Taylor

    as Second Witch
  • Noelle Rimmington

    as Third Witch
  • Keith Chegwin

    as Fleance
  • Patricia Mason

    as Gentlewoman
  • Michael Balfour

    as First Murderer
  • Andrew McCulloch

    as Second Murderer
  • Mark Dightam

    as Macduff's Son
  • Bill Drysdale

    as King's Groom #1
  • Roy Jones

    as King's Groom #2
  • Vic Abbott

    as Cawdor
  • Geoffrey Reed

    as Second Thane
  • Nigel Ashton

    as Third Thane
  • William Hobbs

    as Young Seyward
  • Alf Joint

    as Old Seyward
  • Paul Hennen

    as Doctor's Apprentice
  • Christine Paul-Podlasky

    as Dancer
Camera Gilbert Taylor Director of Photography
Writing Roman Polanski Screenplay
Directing Roman Polanski Director
Production Timothy Burrill Associate Producer
Writing William Shakespeare Theatre Play
Art Wilfred Shingleton Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Mendleson Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Tom Smith Makeup Department Head
Art Jack Stephens Assistant Art Director
Camera Alec Mills Camera Operator
Production Miriam Brickman Casting
Crew Vic Armstrong Stunts
Sound Simon Kaye Sound Mixer
Production Andrew Braunsberg Producer
Editing Alastair McIntyre Editor
Production Hugh Hefner Executive Producer
Production Victor Lownes Executive Producer
Writing Kenneth Tynan Screenplay
Directing Hercules Bellville Second Unit Director
Crew William Hobbs Fight Choreographer
Directing Angela Allen Continuity
Directing Simon Relph Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Biddy Chrystal Hair Department Head
Crew Ted Samuels Special Effects
Art Fred Carter Art Direction
Art Bryan Graves Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Philippe Pickford Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Rebecca Breed Wardrobe Master
Crew Sally Gilpin Choreographer