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'So thanks to all at once'
12 December 2010 posted by John Wyver

If you watch Macbeth tonight (and apparently there's some kind of popular talent show on ITV1) you'll see that the closing credits zip past in a BBC-specified 30 seconds. Which is far too fast to read them -- and hardly fair to the many wonderful people who contributed to the film. So below is the full cast and crew list -- together with the others who were essential behind the scenes, including Chichester Festival Theatre (where Alan Finch and Jonathan Church have been brilliant) as well as the BBC's Mark Bell and executive producer David Horn at WNET's Great Performances. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Plus, one other thanks: to photographer Manuel Harlan, who took the picture of Rupert above, as well as the other great images that you've been seeing.

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

Based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Macbeth

Produced in the West End and on Broadway by Duncan C Weldon and Paul Elliott

Filmed entirely on location at Welbeck Abbey

Macbeth
PATRICK STEWART

Lady Macbeth
KATE FLEETWOOD

Macduff
MICHAEL FEAST

Banquo
MARTIN TURNER

Malcolm
SCOTT HANDY

Duncan, King of Scotland & Doctor
PAUL SHELLEY

Ross
TIM TRELOAR

Lennox
MARK RAWLINGS

Angus
BILL NASH

Lady Macduff
SUZANNE BURDEN

Witch & Gentlewoman
POLLY FRAME

Witch
SOPHIE HUNTER

Witch
NIAMH MCGRADY

The Porter
CHRISTOPHER PATRICK NOLAN

Bloody Sergeant & Murderer
HYWEL JOHN

Old Seyward & Murderer
CHRISTOPHER KNOTT

Donalbain & Young Seyward
BEN CARPENTER

Servant to the Macbeths
OLIVER BIRCH

Fleance
BERTIE GILBERT

Macduff Children
HUGO DOCKING
LILLIAN DUMMER
MADELEINE DUMMER

 

Russian poem "Wait for Me", written by Konstantin Simonov
Used by kind permission of FTM Agency, Ltd.

Archive Footage
BFI NATIONAL ARCHIVE

Casting Director
GABRIELLE DAWES CDG

Original Stage Lighting Director
HOWARD HARRISON

Original Stage Video Production Designer
LORNA HEAVEY

Movement Director
GEORGINA LAMB

Fight Director
TERRY KING

Conductor
TOM DEERING

First Assistant Camera
PHIL HUMPHRIES

Second Assistant Camera
STEFAN KRZYSIAK

Grip
SERGIO BERNUZZI

Digital Imaging Technician
DAN CARLING

Second Camera Operator
RODRIGO GUTIEREZ

Second Camera First Assistant
MATTHEW WAVING

Second Camera Grip
JOHN HEALD

Steadicam Operator
JOHN TAYLOR

Camera Trainee
JESS DOXEY

Gaffer
GARY CHAISTY

Best Boy
MARK DAY

Electricians
MARK JENKINSON
OWEN RICHARDS

Sound Maintenance Engineer
JAMES GIBB

 Art Director
JAMES WAKEFIELD

Standby Art Director 
LIZZIE KILHAM

Production Buyer
KATE THOMAS

Standby Props
LYNN BENNELLICK

Assistant Art Director
VERITY SADLER

Art Department Assistants
JAMES BOID

BLAIR BARNETTE
SEAN PRESSELEY
PAUL ROE

Art Department Trainees
KATIE LOCK
NIKHIL MCDUFF
TIM HEWITT
SIMON MASSEY

Armoury and Special Effects
SHELLEY ARMOURY SERVICES 

Assistant Costume Designer
KATERINA PESULOVA

Dresser
JESSICA ALLEN

Make-up Artists
ISSY WEBLEY
LUCY THOMPSON

Facilities Capatin
RICHARD GURNEY

Production Runners
PETER HANCOCK
GEORGE NOBLE

Floor Runners
ALI PAYNE-JAMES
KATE SELBY

Third Assistant Director
NATALIE MALLA

Second Assistant Director
CARLOS FIDEL

Production Accountant
KAY CUNDALL

Legal Services
TIM CURTIS

Post-production Coordinator
YONI SMITH

Computer Generated Effects
QURIOS

Colourist
ASA SHOUL

On-line Editor
SIÔN PENNY

Effects Editor
PETE SHAW

Foley Editor
BARNABY SMYTH

ADR Recordist
MARK NORGATE

Sound Designer
PAUL DAVIES

Sound Supervisor
ANDREW STIRK

Script Supervisor
ZOE MORGAN

Sound Recordist
ADRIAN BELL

Production Manager
JENNIE FAVA

Supervising Art Director
JAMES HENDY

Make-up Designer
DEANNE TURNER

Costume Designer
MIKE O’NEILL

First Assistant Director
RICHARD STYLES

Theatre Set and Costume Designer
ANTHONY WARD

Composer and Additional Sound Design
ADAM CORK

Director of Photography
SAM MCCURDY BSC

Editor
TREVOR WAITE

Executive Producer, BBC
MARK BELL

Executive Producer
DAVID HORN

Producers
JOHN WYVER
SEBASTIAN GRANT

Director
RUPERT GOOLD

A Co-production of THIRTEEN and Illuminations, and the BBC in association with WNET.ORG

© 2009 WNET.ORG

Comments

Keith Griffiths

12 December 2010 17:23

I really look forward to this - but it is incredibly awkwardly programmed for those of us who do not "record" - because TV should be watched as it goes out (debate at some future time). The issue is of course that it is goes out against not only the X-Factor, which I want to see - but also crosses with the awful C4 Drama series Any Human Heart (what went wrong here - debate?) - which however is trailed as the best episode. On Yesterday - those of us who follow nostalgia/history have also The Camomile Lawn to brood about and as Macbeth finishes and the remarkable movie La Fuate a Feidel picks up the tail, the excellent Desperate Housewives crashes in. Scheduling rules everything as ever. I am a bit surprised however that John, with his commitment to contemporary and historic TV drama, has not commented this week on the 50th anniversary of Coronation Street. I am not an avid fan myself, but dipped in & out of this very dramatic week, brilliantly scripted and acted, and in particular the live Tx episode on Thursday. The additional cash granted to this episode alone, I think, was about the cost of Macbeth. Whilst Coronation Street can justify this with "audience" it does not mean that more serious investment shouldn't be channeled to clearly distinctive filmed drama like Macbeth.

John Wyver

12 December 2010 18:39

Keith, you're right on so many counts, but can I humbly suggest that you invest in a DVR? Slightly more seriously, I suppose it goes to show that there's still a great deal to value about the least worst television in the world.

Lisa

13 December 2010 19:41

Great to see this - what a good idea! I hated when they did this with Hamlet.

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