Freddie Mercury

  • 09 March 2006

Date of birth

5th September, 1946

Date of death

24th November, 1991

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Rami Malek Is The Spitting Image Of Freddie Mercury In Biopic's First Look

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 06 September 2017

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The actor plays the Queen frontman in the forthcoming movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

The world has desperately been waiting on a Freddie Mercury or Queen biopic for years, and now we're finally getting one in the shape of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' starring Rami Malek next year. The first picture of the actor as the late singer has now been unveiled and it's totally uncanny.

Image caption Rami Malek at Mont Blanc For Unicef collection launch

The 'Mr. Robot' star recreated Freddie's iconic look from the Live Aid concert in 1985 in the first official photo from the movie, and it comes only a week after Rami teased its imminent arrival on Twitter following his first costume fittings.

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Queen: Biopic Is 'finally Happening'

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 17 July 2017

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Queen have confirmed their biopic is ''finally happening'' and is due to start filming in September.

Queen have confirmed their biopic is ''finally happening''.

The rockers - comprised of Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as past member John Deacon and the late Freddie Mercury - have announced that work on their biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is officially underway, with principal photography due to start in September.

In a new post published to the band's official website QueenOnline.com (QOL), the band said: ''Yes folks, it IS finally happening. You've been hearing rumours about Bohemian Rhapsody The Film for some time, but now QOL is about to become your most direct source of official information. This will be the place to come to stay ahead of all the very latest news and updates as the film gets underway - and hopefully we'll have some regular insider information to share with you too. (sic)''

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Brian May Pays Tribute To Freddie Mercury's Mother, Who Has Died Aged 94

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 20 November 2016

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Like her son, Jer Bulsara “always had a strong twinkle in the eye”.

Queen guitarist Brian May has paid tribute to Jer Bulsara, the mother of the late Freddie Mercury, who has died aged 94.

May announced on Facebook that Bulsara had passed away last Sunday, quietly and peacefully in her sleep.

Image caption Freddie Mercury's mother, Jer Bulsara, has died aged 94

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Brian May: Sacha Baron Cohen Not Involved In Freddie Mercury Biopic, Contrary To Rumours

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 31 March 2015

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Sacha Baron Cohen is not involved - in any capacity - with the Freddie Mercury biopic.

We know what you're thinking: Sacha Baron Cohen, the master of disguises and impressions, would have been the perfect actor to play Freddie Mercury. But, alas, it wasn't meant to be. Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, has confirmed Cohen is not involved in any film project relating to the life of Mercury.

Image caption Sadly we will not get to see Sacha Baron Cohen sing 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

According to the Daily Mail, Beach had told the audience “You have probably followed the saga of the famous Queen-Freddie Mercury biopic which has been developing in Hollywood for the last seven years. An important breakthrough is that we have now managed to persuade Sacha Baron Cohen to write, produce and direct this movie, and he has also agreed to star.”

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Sacha Baron Cohen Will Play Freddie Mercury In Upcoming Queen Biopic

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28 March 2015

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The actor has rejoined the planned biopic after leaving in 2013.

Sacha Baron Cohen has been confirmed as playing Freddie Mercury in a upcoming Queen biopic, according to the band’s manager Jim Beach. Beach, who has managed the band since 1978, made the announcement on Thursday night at the Artist & Management Awards at London's Troxy.

Image caption Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury.

Along with starring as the band’s iconic frontman, Cohen will reportedly also be producing, writing and directing the film, according to the Daily Mail.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Liza Minnelli

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 20 March 2015

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Liza Minnelli has been admitted into rehab but is progressing well. Here are five things you need to know about the 69-year-old entertainer.

Liza Minnelli has recently been admitted into rehab so she can get help with substance abuse problems. The 69-year-old reportedly checked herself in early this week and is already showing signs of "excellent progress". Just in case you're struggling with the Minnelli trivia, here are five things you need to know about the Cabaret actress:

Image caption Liza Minnelli has checked herself in to rehab.

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Michael Jackson And Freddie Mercury Duet To Appear On New Queen Album

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 20 September 2014

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The band have just revealed details of a new compilation entitled ‘Queen Forever’

Queen Forever, a new album being compiled by Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, will feature a previously unreleased duet between frontman Freddie Mercury and the King of Pop Michael Jackson.

Image caption Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May

‘There Must Be More To Life Than This’ was first written by Mercury during Queen’s Hot Space album sessions, but was never finished. Mercury later visited Jackson to record his vocals for the 1984 LP The Works, but the song was still left unfinished. It would later appear as a solo track on Mercury’s album Mr Bad Guy.

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John Deacon Rules Out Any Involvement In Freddie Mercury Biopic

By Joe Wilde in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17 December 2013

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The bassist has refused to cash in on the death of Freddie Mercury since his passing and continues to do so, according to Brian May

Former Queen bassist John Deacon is apparently having nothing to do with the upcoming biopic of the group's late singer Freddie Mercury as he continues to maintain his exile from the surviving group member's work under the Queen name. According to the group's guitarist Brian May, Deacon has given the script for the film his approval, but wants nothing more to do with the upcoming movie project, or the potential new Queen album rumoured to be in the works.


Mercury will be remembered in the upcoming biopic

"We kinda mourn for John as well as Freddie in a sense," May recently told Rolling Stone. "I do know John's read the script and he's in approval...[But] he just doesn't want to be walking those roads ... He's in his own space and we respect that. It's a shame, because we would love to have him around but he doesn't want to be in that arena anymore."

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Brian May Teases Possible 'New' Queen Album After New Demos Are Found

By Joe Wilde in Music / Festivals on 01 December 2013

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The guitarist claims that the band have unearthed more unheard clips featuring Freddie Mercury than they had anticipated

Its been more than two decades since the passing of Freddie Mercury, but before his tragic passing, the powerful Queen vocalist may have spent more time in the recording booth than was initially anticipated. In addition to the recently unearthed duets with Michael Jackson, it turns out that Mercury also spent a good amount of solo time in the studio, as the treasure trove of recently unearthed demos suggests.