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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are currently on the second day of a three-day tour of Northern Ireland, and stopped off for a visit to Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, to take a look at some of the interior sets for Game of ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 21st, 2014
Today (April 21) is HM Queen Elizabeth’s 88th birthday, an event that has been marked with the kind of ceremonial events one would expect—guards firing cannons—and some that could only have happened in the modern era.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 16th, 2014
Political journalism is a terribly serious business. There is no scope, in the middle of an angry row about, say, Prime Minister’s Question Time, for any form of levity, in case it looks as though you are mocking the very ...
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, ...
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 ...
Songs that can be rewritten in order to express some of the latest research in physics are few and far between. One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ would probably struggle to match, in scansion as well as tone, ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 31st, 2013
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 ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 23rd, 2013
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 – ...
There are few things less attractive than whining, especially from people who are doing pretty well for themselves. It’s ungrateful, it’s bratty and it never, ever arrives with the same righteous fury that it had when ...
Note: these aren’t British instruments. In fact there aren’t many, if any, musical instruments that could be said to have definitely had their sole origin in the British Isles, although bagpipes come close.