Northumberland castle back on screen in film trailer

Filming of Macbeth at Bamburgh.
Filming of Macbeth at Bamburgh.

A famous north Northumberland castle is back in the limelight after the trailer for a major new Shakespeare adaptation was released yesterday.

As reported by the Gazette in February last year, Bamburgh was the venue for some of the filming for a new big-screen version of the Bard’s famous Scottish tragedy.

Earlier that month, StudioCanal and Film4 announced the start of principal photography on See-Saw Films’ production of Macbeth, which shot for seven weeks in Scotland and England.

And yesterday, the full trailer was released for what is one of the most anticipated films out this autumn, which will be in cinemas from Friday, October 2. The castle makes a dramatic appearance in the clip around 35 seconds in and appears in two other shots about 10 seconds later.

Directed by Justin Kurzel, Macbeth will star Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, alongside Paddy Considine, David Thewlis and Sean Harris.

Bamburgh Castle and the village’s beach have been used as locations for numerous films and television shows over the years, including Roman Polanski’s 1971 version of Macbeth.

Filming of Macbeth at Bamburgh.

Filming of Macbeth at Bamburgh.

Earlier this summer, film crews returned to the beach for The BFG, a Steven Spielberg version of the Roald Dahl book, which stars Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant and Ruby Barnhill as Sophie.

Filming of Macbeth at Bamburgh.

Filming of Macbeth at Bamburgh.