Daniel Craig pulls out of Broadway’s Macbeth with TWO HOURS notice after testing positive for Covid

Daniel Craig is forced to pull out of his performance in Macbeth on Broadway with just TWO HOURS notice after testing positive for Covid

  • An announcement on the show’s Twitter page read: ‘All tickets for the canceled performance will be refunded at the point of purchase’
  • Only the previous day, the BAFTA nominee ensured to comply with Covid recommendations as he masked up while entering the venue.
  • In the revival of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, the James Bond frontman stars alongside Ruth Negga, who makes her Broadway debut playing Lady Macbeth
  • Preview performances began at Midtown Manhattan’s Longacre Theater on March 29 with an opening set for April 28

Daniel Craig was forced to pull out of his Broadway performance in Macbeth after testing positive for Covid on Saturday.

The actor, 54, bowed out of the preview play with less than two hours until its commencement, through an announcement on the show’s Twitter page.

It read: ‘Today’s matinee and evening performance of Macbeth are canceled due to Daniel Craig just testing positive for COVID this afternoon.

Shock: Daniel Craig has been forced to pull out of his performance in Macbeth with just two hours’ notice after testing positive for Covid on Saturday (pictured in 2021)

‘We apologise for the inconvenience this causes ticket holders, but the safety of our audiences, the cast and crew remains our top priority. All tickets for the canceled performance will be refunded at the point of purchase.’

Only the previous day, the BAFTA nominee ensured to comply with Covid recommendations as he masked up while entering the venue.

As well as the black face covering, he wore a brown wool blazer and a pair of tan trousers, while accessorizing his look with a blue flat cap.

Talented: In the revival of William Shakespeare's tragedy, the James Bond frontman stars alongside Ruth Negga, who makes her Broadway debut playing Lady Macbeth

Talented: In the revival of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, the James Bond frontman stars alongside Ruth Negga, who makes her Broadway debut playing Lady Macbeth

In the revival of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, the James Bond frontman stars alongside Ruth Negga, who makes her Broadway debut playing Lady Macbeth.

Preview performances began at Midtown Manhattan’s Longacre Theater on March 29 with an opening set for April 28.

Tony Award-winner Sam Gold will direct. Barbara Broccoli, who produces the James Bond films with her brother, is a producer.

Oh no!  The actor, 54, bowed out of the preview play with less than two hours until its commencement, through an announcement on the show's Twitter page

Oh no! The actor, 54, bowed out of the preview play with less than two hours until its commencement, through an announcement on the show’s Twitter page

Daniel’s representatives have been contacted for comment by MailOnline.

Daniel was last on stage in a 2013 revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal opposite his wife, Rachel Weisz, and directed by Mike Nichols.

He also starred opposite Hugh Jackman in 2009’s A Steady Rain. Sam directed him in a 2016 off-Broadway production of Othello alongside David Oyelowo.

Safety first: Only the previous day, the BAFTA nominee ensured to comply with Covid recommendations as he masked up while entering the venue

Safety first: Only the previous day, the BAFTA nominee ensured to comply with Covid recommendations as he masked up while entering the venue

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