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New Macbeth Movie Gets Go-ahead After Funding Campaign

A new movie adaptation of Macbeth featuring Rupert Grint will head into production after a successful crowd-funding campaign.The Enemy of Man will be made after members of the public pledged more than the target of...

Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth A Triple Winner At Manchester Theatre Awards

Sir Kenneth Branagh has won another stage award for his acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.The star, who staged the tragedy in an old church in Manchester, England, has claimed the Best Actor prize for...

Marion Cotillard Struggles With William Shakespeare For Macbeth Role

French actress Marion Cotillard was shocked to be offered a leading role in a new big screen adaptation of Macbeth because she struggled to understand William Shakespeare's classic text.The La Vie en Rose star will...

Ethan Hawke's Theatre Play Cancelled For One Show Due To Production Issues

Actor Ethan Hawke attempted to serenade a New York audience with an apology song after play, Macbeth, had to be cancelled on Thanksgiving eve (27Nov13) due to production issues.The show at Lincoln Center, New York...

Ethan Hawke's Macbeth Savaged By Critics

Actor Ethan Hawke has felt the wrath of America's theatre critics - they have savaged his turn as William Shakespeare's tragic king Macbeth on the New York stage.The Training Day star tackles the gruelling role...

James Mcavoy Broke Thumb Playing Macbeth

James Mcavoy has detailed the horrifying extent of the injuries he suffered playing Macbeth onstage, revealing he broke a thumb, incurred an axe wound, and had stitches in his head from a machete slash.The Wanted...

Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard Bring Macbeth Back To The Big Screen

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are to revive William Shakespeare's Macbeth for a new film adaptation.The Prometheus star will play the Scottish king in a new imagining of the tragedy, while French actress Cotillard will...

Kenneth Branagh To Make New York Stage Debut As Macbeth

Kenneth Branagh is to make his New York stage debut as Shakespeare's tragic king Macbeth.The thespian/director will hit the stage with fellow Brit Alex Kingston when the production he launched in a former church at...

Anne-marie Duff To Make Broadway Debut In Macbeth

British actress Anne-Marie Duff is poised to make her Broadway debut opposite Ethan Hawke in an upcoming staging of Macbeth.Duff will play Lady MACbeth in the forthcoming production of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy at the...

Actor Hospitalised After Fight Scene With Sir Kenneth Branagh Goes Wrong

An actor appearing alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in a U.K. production of Macbeth was hospitalised on Wednesday night (10Jul13) after a fight scene went wrong.The unnamed man sustained an injury while acting out a sword...

Ethan Hawke To Play Macbeth

Ethan Hawke will play Macbeth on Broadway. The 42-year-old actor has been confirmed as taking the leading role in the Shakespeare tragedy. The female lead playing Lady Macbeth has yet to be confirmed. Ethan will...

Ethan Hawke To Tackle Macbeth On Broadway

Ethan Hawke is heading back to Broadway to tackle the lead role in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.Fresh from the success of his latest movie The Purge, which topped the U.S. box office last weekend (07-09Jun13), the...

Michael Fassbender Tackling Macbeth On Film

Actor Michael Fassbender is set to tackle Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth on the big screen.The Prometheus star will portray the doomed Scottish king in an upcoming project directed by Australian moviemaker Justin Kurzel. Further details...

Is It Time To Recognize Macbeth's Alan Cumming As A Theatre Great? [Pictures]

Tony and Olivier Award winning Alan Cumming stars in a new Broadway production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, which has garnered strong reviews following its opening show at the Barrymore Theatre. The supporting cast includes Jenny Sterlin...

Alex Kingston To Star Opposite Kenneth Branagh In Macbeth

Actress Alex Kingston is preparing to tread the boards alongside Kenneth Branagh in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.The Er star will tackle the role of Lady MACbeth opposite Branagh as the Scottish...

James Mcavoy Stops Macbeth Performance To Reprimand Theatregoer

Scottish actor James Mcavoy halted a performance of Macbeth last week (ends07Apr13) to berate a theatregoer for filming the play on a cell phone.The X-Men: First Class star is currently tackling the title role in...

James Mcavoy's Macbeth Inspires Saoirse Ronan To Try Theatre

Saoirse Ronan has been inspired to tackle a theatre role after seeing her Atonement co-star James Mcavoy in Macbeth.The Irish actress, who appeared alongside the Scot in Joe Wright's 2007 film, recently went to see...

Ewan Mcgregor Defends James Mcavoy Over Theatre Criticism

Ewan Mcgregor has stepped up to defend fellow Scottish actor James Mcavoy over criticisms theatre bosses are "dumbing down" by hiring him to star in a new London production of Macbeth.The X-Men: First Class star...

James Mcavoy Messed Up Lines In Macbeth Performance

Scottish actor James Mcavoy was left cringing with embarrassment on Monday (04Mar13) after stumbling over his lines during a West End performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth.The X-Men: First Class star has been wowing audiences...

James Mcavoy Injured During Intense Scenes As Macbeth

James Mcavoy has been undergoing physiotherapy sessions to treat injuries he has sustained while playing Macbeth in a new stage adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy.The Wanted star stepped into the role of the doomed...

James Mcavoy Thrills Critics And Stars With Macbeth Debut

Scottish actor James Mcavoy won acclaim from critics and peers alike on Friday night (22Feb13) after debuting his portrayal of Macbeth in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's most famous tragedy in London's West End.The...

Alan Cumming To Stage Ambitious Solo Project On Broadway

Scottish actor Alan Cumming is taking his ambitious solo performance of William Shakespeare's Macbeth to Broadway.The Good Wife star will not only be playing the titular role, but every other part in the play himself,...

Floating Skulls At Their Ready: James Mcavoy To Take On Macbeth In New West End Production

James McAvoy can add future King of Scotland to his resumé when he takes to the West End stage early next year for a new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, run by director Jamie Lloyd.The updated...

James Mcavoy To Play Macbeth In The West End

Scottish actor James Mcavoy will become a Celtic king in a new West End production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.The Atonement star is set to tackle one of the Bard's most famous characters at London's Trafalgar...

Kenneth Branagh To Return To Stage As Shakespeare's Macbeth

Newly-knighted actor/director Kenneth Branagh is heading back to the stage to make his debut as Macbeth.The Thor director, who became a Sir last week (ends09Nov12), will play Shakespeare's tragic king as part of next year's...

Alan Cumming To Strip Off In One-man Macbeth

Scottish actor Alan Cumming is set to bare all in his new play, a one-man version of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.The Tony Award winner stars as an inmate in a mental asylum in the innovative adaptation...

Alan Cumming Injured In Theatre Rehearsals

Alan Cumming's first day of stage rehearsals for his one-man version of William Shakespeare's Macbeth got off to a shaky start - the actor cut himself on a prop.The X2 star is preparing for the...

Thai Movie Macbeth Banned

A modern movie take on William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth has been banned in Thailand over fears it may stir up political divisions in the nation.Director Ing Kanjanavanit's Shakespeare Must Die has been banned by censors...

Sydney's Macbeth Premiere Scrapped Over Food Poisoning

Bosses of a new production of Macbeth in Sydney, Australia have axed its premiere after three actors and the assistant director were struck down with food poisoning.The curtain was due to go up on the...

Alan Cumming To Stage One-man Macbeth

Actor Alan Cumming is set for one of his most challenging roles after signing up to stage a one-man version of William Shakespeare's Macbeth in his native Scotland.The Tony Award winner's adaptation will debut at...

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