A Performance of Macbeth (1979)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Drama


A Performance of Macbeth (1979) Poster

Macbeth (Sir Ian McKellen) is a daring member of the Scottish military, who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This ... See full summary »


7.6/10
727

Photos

  • Judi Dench and Ian McKellen in A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
  • Ian McDiarmid and Ian McKellen in A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
  • A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
  • A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
  • A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
  • A Performance of Macbeth (1979)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


5 June 2002 | Sylviastel
9
| can't get much better than this
Dame Judi and Sir Ian McKellen are unforgettable in their roles as MacBeth and Lady Macbeth. It is the best version and I plan to show this film to high school students in the future. It is amazing at how little props can mean and scenery. The actors have chewed it up to focus on the tragedy of Macbeth. Also performing is TV Cheers actor, Roger Rees in one of the supporting roles. Griffith Jones who is still kicking in his 90s plays the old King Duncan. This low budget version was first shown on British television which caused Dame Judi Dench to stop watching herself on television because she would only criticize herself for not being good enough. I don't know what that means to an accomplished actress like Dame Judi Dench. How good do you have to be to remembered in the same category as Dame Peggy Ashcroft, her mentor, Damme Ellen Terry, and Sarah Siddons?

Critic Reviews


More Like This

Macbeth

Macbeth

The Tragedy of King Richard II

The Tragedy of King Richard II

Edward II

Edward II

Hamlet

Hamlet

Richard III

Richard III

Walter

Walter

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Macbeth

Macbeth

Angels in America

Angels in America

Gods and Monsters

Gods and Monsters

Richard II

Richard II

Macbeth

Macbeth

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama

What Movie Makes John Cena Cry Like a Baby?

Dolittle star John Cena reveals what movie makes him ugly cry, his favorite acting brothers, and gets us excited for his new movie with Jackie Chan.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com