Release date22 January 1961 (Canada) Based onThe Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare WriterWilliam Shakespeare (play), Paul Almond (adaptation) ProductionCanadian Broadcasting Corporation Story byWilliam Shakespeare, Paul Almond CastSean Connery (Macbeth), Sharon Acker (Lady Macduff), Zoe Caldwell (Lady Macbeth), Robin Gammell (Malcolm), Hedley Mattingly (Doctor)
Macbeth is a 1961 Canadian television film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth starring Sean Connery.
The Scottish lord Macbeth chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror to stay in power, eventually plunging the country into civil war. In the end, he loses everything that gives meaning and purpose to his life before losing his life itself.
Sean Connery – Macbeth
Zoe Caldwell – Lady Macbeth
William Needles – Banquo
Ted Follows – Macduff
Robin Gammell – Malcolm
Powys Thomas – King Duncan
This adaptation was filmed in black and white in Toronto, Ontario.