Marion Cotillard misses Macbeth premiere

Michael Fassbender, who plays the lead role, told The Times that this had extended to filming on Skye a year ago.

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Fassbender says he would encourage teenagers to go and see the epic blockbuster, in which Scotland’s dramatic countryside has a starring role.

Michael Fassbender suits up in blue while attending the premiere of his new movie Macbeth held at Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Sunday (September 27) in Edinburgh, Scotland.

“We were lucky enough to film a bit up here and I was here in 2006 doing a play at the Fringe Festival so I love being back”.

Paddy Considine plays Banquo, David Thewlis is King Duncan and Scots actor David Hayman plays Lennox.

Macbeth is out in United Kingdom cinemas on October 2, 2015.

“[It was] stunning, breathtaking really. I’m glad I did it and I tried, but I don’t think it’s where my future lies”.

The movie, directed by Australian director Kurzel, features the landscape of the Isle of Skye and tourism bosses are hailing its potential to attract thousands more visitors to Scotland.

Malcolm Roughead, the VisitScotland chief executive, said: “This wonderful new Macbeth movie is fantastic for Scottish tourism”.

Film fans voted Scotland top of a poll for USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards, beating Petra in Jordan and New Zealand, which finished second and third respecively.

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So take a look at these stunning images of Scottish scenery that prove Scotland is a filmmaker’s paradise in the gallery above.

Fassbender poses with fans at Macbeth premiere