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Articles Tagged 'Freddie Mercury'


WATCH: Rami Malek Gets into Character as Freddie Mercury

Last month it was announced Mr. Robot star Rami Malek would be playing Freddie Mercury in a new Queen biopic, but forgive us if we haven’t counted our chickens just yet. That’s because he wasn’t the first actor to be in line for the part. Before him it was Sacha Baron Cohen, who eventually dropped out of […]

Actor Rami Malek, winner of Best Actor in a Drama Series for “Mr. Robot”, poses in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Set to Play Freddie Mercury in ‘Queen’ Biopic

Fingers crossed, chaps. After eight years of more twists and turns than a twisty-turny thing, the Queen biopic might finally be about to happen. Deadline reports that the film, titled Bohemian Rhapsody after the band’s most famous song, has recently been fast-tracked, with X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Bryan Singer in talks to direct it. And that’s not all: Original […]

5th June 1982:  Freddie Mercury (1946 – 1991), lead singer of 70s hard rock quartet Queen, in concert in Milton Keynes.

Freddie Mercury Becomes a Shooting Star on His 70th Birthday

I’m a shooting star leaping through the sky! sang Freddie Mercury in “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and now it’s really true. Fellow band member Brian May announced yesterday (September 5) that an asteroid had been named in honor of the Queen frontman on what would have been his 70th birthday. In a video originally played in […]

SiriusXM’s ‘Entertainment Weekly Radio Special’ with Sacha Baron Cohen

Why Sacha Baron Cohen Dropped Out of Freddie Mercury Biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen was signed on to portray the late Freddie Mercury in a Queen biopic, but in 2013 he dropped out of the project. The surviving Queen members weren’t keen on the actor’s vision. Baron Cohen saw the picture as an R-rated retelling of their story, tapping into the wild side of rock and […]

QUEEN And Adam Lambert Tour –  Perth

Ring in the New Year with Queen Fronted by Adam Lambert

Are you already stressing over how to spend your New Year’s Eve and the best way to kick off 2015? This Anglophile/British hybrid might be the ticket. American singer Adam Lambert, who found fame as a runner-up on American Idol in 2009, will be fronting the iconic British band Queen, who was most notably led […]

Ben Whishaw

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, given that the previous lead actor in the film had been Sacha Baron […]

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