In the film, Patrick Stewart plays Macbeth, Kate Fleetwood plays Lady Macbeth, along with Michael Feast (Macduff). Martin Turner (Banquo); Scott Handy (Malcolm); Paul Shelley (Duncan); Suzanne Burden (Lady Macduff); and Christopher Patrick Nolan (The Porter).
Goold won a 2008 Critics' Circle Award for his direction of the production, and Stewart picked up the award for Best Shakespearean Performance. Goold and Stewart also won awards at the 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
After the PBS airing, the complete film will be available for viewing online.
For further information, visit www.pbs.org.