Michael Fassbender hopes to inspire schoolkids with his Macbeth

And Fiona Crombie’s production design is superb in this rugged, entirely location-shot film, where eeriness abounds and Macbeth’s Inverness castle is traded for a humble yet hair-raisingly sinister campsite (making for an effective contrast once the pair are knocking around the vast, hollow palace in differing manifestations of madness).


During filming she had already suffered for her art and Aussie director Justin Kurzel recently revealed that she had lost her footing and tumbled into a bog.

He stopped to talk to fans, sign autographs and pose for selfies as he made his way to the screening at the Scottish capital’s Festival Theatre. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to many places in the world and it’s kind of hard to beat. Go see the film. It was a log of wetness of elements.

X Men star Fassbender, 38, said yesterday: “Poor Marion – she was there one minute, the next she fell down a hole”.

“I love the city – its architecture and the really great people”, he added. “A couple of thing happened a long the way so who knows and it was called the Scottish play on the call sheet after a while so maybe a few superstitions did creep in”.

Michael Fassbender has got the nation’s youth on his mind when it comes to his latest film.

“My training when I was at drama school was Shakespeare, and I was a bit sick of it then, but 30 years later I was ready to do a few again”.

David who has just finished a film about yachting round the world bright his sister nad friend to the premiere.

The epic scenery of Scotland (Andrew Milligan/PA) Scotland’s Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “I’m delighted Shakespeare’s iconic story of Macbeth has been transformed for modern audiences on screen. Someone has it in their lounge now”.


Also on the red carpet was actor Paddy Considine, who plays Banquo. She enthused: “it’s been wonderful”. I’m glad to be here – I’ve not been up for six years and I always love being here.

Michael Fassbender at the Macbeth premiere