Tag Archives: Freddie Mercury

It’s True! Ben Whishaw IS Playing Freddie Mercury

About six weeks ago, we ran a story claiming that Queen’s Roger Taylor had set his heart on getting Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in the biopic of his band’s lead singer. At the time, it seemed like a fanciful idea, ...

Queen Want Ben Whishaw To Play Freddie Mercury

Hands up who thought the Freddie Mercury movie was doomed from the moment Sacha Baron Cohen walked out? And for those of you with your hands up, how many of you assumed he was the only performer with the precise skillset required to ...

Brits with Birthdays: ‘Downton’s Rob James-Collier Adds a Year, and More

Rob James-Collier, who plays scheming servant Thomas Barrow on the popular TV series, Downton Abbey, turns 37 today (Sept. 23).

The Story Of Those Freddie Mercury And Michael Jackson Demos

Unless that noise is my monitor  on the fritz, the internet has been abuzz with rumors of an official, finished release for three songs that Michael Jackson worked on with Freddie Mercury of Queen, in the early 1980s. They would have ...

We Aren’t The Champions: Sacha Baron Cohen Won’t Play Freddie Mercury

It always seemed like a perfect moment of casting, to have Sacha Baron Cohen – a performer with no visible sense of shame or self-consciousness, and the ability to rock a fine moustache – to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury – ...

Did You Hear The One About Princess Diana In A Gay Bar In Drag?

Here’s a delightful story that emerged over the weekend, which is the only reason we can be reasonably sure it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag.

The Brit List: 10 Famous British Moustaches

Tom Weston-Jones and Kevin Ryan have some work to do. (Photo/BBCA) I moustache you a question, why do moustaches always give us a giggle? Possibly it’s because they do look ticklish!

Adam Lambert to Take Freddie Mercury’s Throne as Queen Frontman

Today’s announcement that American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert would serve as lead singer for the still-touring Queen, replacing the late Freddie Mercury, has set the Twitterverse ablaze.

Happy Freddie Mercury’s Birthday!

Oh hello there! I didn’t want to disturb you in the middle of putting up the bunting or decorating the commemorative crown on this most exciting of holidays, but we here and Anglophenia just wanted to wish you and yours every ...

Sacha Baron Cohen ‘Pushed’ Queen Into Freddie Biopic

If I’m honest, I never thought Queen were the choosiest of bands with regard to how their legacy is maintained. There’s the stage musical We Will Rock You for example, or the collaboration with the pop group Five on the song ...