Macbeth Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

25th June 2014

Fact: Actors Annette Bening, Ellen Burstyn, Lucy Liu, John Lithgow and Nathan Lane and director Oliver Stone were among the stars in the audience for Kenneth Branagh's final Macbeth performance at New York's Park Avenue Armory on Sunday night (22Jun14). The production of the classic Shakespeare play came to an end after a sold-out limited run, which lasted less than three weeks.

26th June 2013

Tweet: "Contrary to some rumors I've been hearing, I'll only be doing 17 more MACbethBroadway perfs Ever!! No London, La, Japan or tours. For realz (sic)." Actor Alan Cumming dismisses gossip he is planning to tour his Broadway production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

20th May 2013

Tweet: "I just worked the @MACbethBroadway box office for the rush tix. Thanks to all who braved the rain. Now you must brave the thane!" Scottish actor Alan Cumming personally sells tickets to theatre-goers for his one-man performance of Macbeth on Broadway on Sunday (19May13).

1st May 2013

Fact: Natalie Portman will play Lady Macbeth in a reworked movie adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Macbeth, opposite Michael Fassbender. The pair became friends on the set of director Terrence Malick's untitled new film about Austin, Texas' music scene.

3rd March 2013

Fact: Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh is returning to his stage roots and testing theatrical superstitions by performing William Shakespeare's Macbeth in a deconsecrated Manchester, England, church. Eleven years after he played Richard Iii at the Sheffield Crucible, Branagh will lead the cast of the play in July (13) as part of the Manchester International Festival.

25th February 2013

Quote: "I'm not orange down there. I've had people ask do I dye my top, but I don't. I don't know why it's orange, but I dig it, I like it." Scottish actor James McAvoy on his new red-flecked beard, which he has grown to play Macbeth in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy in London.

3rd July 2007

Quote: "I've never really had a desire to do SHAKESPEARE... For me, it's just too many lines." JAMES BOND Daniel Craig has no plans to play HAMLET or Macbeth.


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