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orson welles as macbeth

Macbeth Nobleman of Scotland, Thane of Glamis, and soon becomes Thane of Cawdor after defeating the previous Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is a brave and loyal man, but succumbs to his desires and ambitions by murdering King Duncan in order to gain the throne.
Lady Macbeth Ambitious wife of Macbeth. She convinces Macbeth to murder, but in the end it is she who has a conscience and cannot deal with the events that have occurred.
Banquo Nobleman of Scotland. Witnesses the prophesy the three weird sisters tell to Macbeth. He suspects Macbeth for the murder of King Duncan and is consequently killed because of his suspicions.
Fleance Son of Banquo. He escapes the murderers sent to kill him and his father.
Malcolm Son of King Duncan. He and his brother are blamed for the death of their father, but eventually regains his family's throne.
Donalbain Son of King Duncan.
Macduff Nobleman of Scotland. He leaves Scotland to find Malcolm so he can convince him that he is needed in Scotland.
Lady Macduff Wife of Macduff. She is killed by murderers sent by Macbeth.
Lennox Nobleman of Scotland. Aids in the battle against Macbeth.
Ross Nobleman of Scotland. Knows of Macduff's plan to seek out Malcolm. He aids in the battle against Macbeth.
Menteith Nobleman of Scotland. He aids in the battle against Macbeth.
Angus Nobleman of Scotland. He aids in the battle against Macbeth.
Caithness Nobleman of Scotland. He aids in the battle against Macbeth.
Siward The Earl of Northumberland. Uncle to Malcolm and Donalbain. He aids Malcolm in defeating Macbeth and his army.
Young Siward The son of Siward. He is slain by Macbeth.
Macduff's son Obviously, he is the son of Macduff. He is killed by the murderers who also kill his mother.
The Weird Sisters The three witches who tell Macbeth the prophesy that he will be king. They set the wheels into motion that eventually destroy Macbeth.
There are other minor characters that are not listed here.  See your copy of Macbeth for more details.