Peabody Award Winner
Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008 and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold's gripping stage production of Macbeth - starring Sir Patrick Stewart in a triumphant, Tony-nominated performance - has been filmed for television in a co-production agreement between WNET.ORG and Illuminations Television, in association with the BBC.
Originating at England's innovative Chichester Festival Theatre, director Goold's exciting interpretation relocates the bloody action to a nameless 20th-century netherworld. Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood also returns to reprise her performance as Lady Macbeth.
Shot in High Definition on UK locations, Goold maintains the atmosphere and tone of the critically acclaimed stage production, heightening the Shakespearean classic with an edgy style style reminiscent of Illuminations' recent film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet.
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Producer: Sebastian Grant, Bill O'Donnell, John Wyver
Executive Producer: Mark Bell, David Horn
Production Company: BBC; Thirteen
Production Year: 2010
Copyright Year: 2010
Director: Rupert Goold
Actors: Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Martin Turner, Michael Feast, Scott Handy
Talent: Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen