Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK / US
  • 1h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers
  • UK release: 24 October 2018

The Freddie Mercury story. Malek as Mercury does a great job, with a passionate and impressive performance, but despite the recreation of momentous performances it’s a disappointingly tame affair, with a by-the-numbers screenplay and a bland lack of insight into Mercury’s heritage or sexuality.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

The story of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and his bandmates, as Queen rise from obscurity to Live Aid glory.

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Lucy Boynton says sexual freedom is Bohemian Rhapsody's key message

28 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Lucy Boynton thinks sexual freedom is 'Bohemian Rhapsody's key message. The 24-year-old actress – who portrays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's partner Mary in the biographical drama – has claimed that her character's relationship Freddie was…

Rami Malek: I felt terrified playing Freddie Mercury

26 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Rami Malek felt "terrified" playing Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The 37-year-old actor stars as the iconic musician in the new movie, and Rami has admitted to initially feeling anxious about the challenge of playing Freddie. He confessed…

Brian May says Freddie Mercury 'would have loved' Bohemian Rhapsody

24 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Brian May thinks Freddie Mercury "would have loved" 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The Queen guitarist – who starred alongside the iconic musician in the band – has hailed the long-awaited biopic, but insisted it is "not a Queen movie, it's a Freddie movie".

Lucy Boynton opens up on Rami Malek's Bohemian Rhapsody transormation

24 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Lucy Boynton says Rami Malek was "a stranger" on the set of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The 24-year-old actress plays Freddie Mercury's longtime friend and former fiancee Mary Austin in the biopic, and she admitted her co-star's transformation into the Queen…

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Rami Malek puts in a passionate central performance in this disappointingly broad biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury

Taking artistic license with a dramatic version of a musician's life is par for the course in film. In Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, certain things are left out and dates of important events are merged to deliver a whopping, crowd-pleasing…

Lucy Boynton responds to Bohemian Rhapsody critics

22 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Lucy Boynton has defended 'Bohemian Rhapsody' over accusations it 'ignores' Freddie Mercury's sexuality. The 24-year-old actress – who plays the late Queen frontman's friend and former fiancee Mary Austin in the biopic opposite leading man Rami Malek…

Rami Malek 'is sensational' in Bohemian Rhapsody

20 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Rami Malek is "absolutely sensational" in 'Bohemian Rhapsody', according to cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel. The 37-year-old actor stars as Freddie Mercury in the biographical drama and Newton has hailed his performance in the new movie. He said: "I…

Rami Malek reveals his Bohemian Rhapsody doubts

19 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Rami Malek constantly doubted himself while filming 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The 37-year-old actor plays Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biographical drama, but Rami has admitted to frequently wondering whether he was the right man for the coveted role. He…

Rami Malek defends Bohemian Rhapsody against criticism

14 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Rami Malek insists 'Bohemian Rhapsody' doesn't "shy away' from Freddie Mercury's sexuality or battle with AIDS. The 37-year-old actor portrays the late Queen frontman in the upcoming biopic - which chronicles their rise to fame, culminating with their…

Bryan Singer given the directing credit on Bohemian Rhapsody

13 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Bryan Singer is the director credited with helming 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The long-awaited Queen biopic was originated by the 52-year-old filmmaker, who directed much of the movie, but he abruptly left the project during the production after clashing with…

Ben Hardy pretended he could play the drums for Bohemian Rhapsody

26 Apr 2018

Film gossip

Ben Hardy pretended he knew how to play the drums to secure a role in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The 27-year-old actor stars as Roger Taylor in the eagerly awaited biopic, but Ben has revealed he lied to producers in order to seal the job, admitting it was "a…

Dexter Fletcher replaces Bryan Singer on Queen biopic

7 Dec 2017

Film gossip

Dexter Fletcher has replaced Bryan Singer on the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The 51-year-old actor and director has helmed films such as 'Eddie the Eagle' and 'Wild Bill' and is now set to restart production on the Rami Malek-led biopic after…

Bryan Singer 'sacked' from Bohemian Rhapsody

5 Dec 2017

Film gossip

Bryan Singer has confirmed he is no longer directing 'Bohemian Rhapsody', claiming 20th Century Fox refused to give him time off to look after an unwell parent. The 52-year-old filmmaker has claimed his services were "terminated" by the studio after he…

Queen biopic suspended due to 'health matters' affecting director Bryan Singer

2 Dec 2017

Film gossip

Filming for the forthcoming 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has been temporarily suspended. Twentieth Century Fox have been forced to halt production for the Freddie Mercury biopic due to a personal "health matter" affecting the producer Bryan Singer. A statement…

Aidan Gillen joins Queen biopic

27 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Aidan Gillen has joined 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The former 'Game of Thrones' star and 'The Night Manager' actor Tom Hollander will portray Queen managers John Reid and Jim Beach respectively in the British band's biopic, according to Vanity Fair magazine.

Mike Myers wanted for Queen biopic

12 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Mike Myers is in talks to star in Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The 54-year-old Canadian actor-and comedian is reportedly being eyed up for a role in the upcoming biopic, according to Deadline, but the character he will play has not been revealed.

Allen Leech joins Bohemian Rhapsody

1 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Allen Leech has joined Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The former 'Downton Abbey' actor will star as Freddie Mercury's personal manager Paul Prenter in the Bryan Singer-directed motion picture, according to Deadline. Prenter was employed by the late…

Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee for Bohemian Rhapsody

22 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee have been confirmed for the new Queen biopic. The trio will join Rami Malek in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as the rock group's remaining band members, with 'X-Men: Apocalypse' star Hardy set to play drummer Roger Taylor…

Ben Hardy 'cast as Roger Taylor in Bohemian Rhapsody'

29 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Ben Hardy has been cast as Roger Taylor in an upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic. The 26-year-old actor - who starred in BBC soap 'EastEnders' before making his film debut as Archangel in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' - is reportedly set to play the iconic band's…

Brian May says Queen biopic is set for 2018 release

12 Apr 2017

Film gossip

Brian May has revealed the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' will be released in 2018. The band's 69-year-old guitarist has teased that the biopic - which tell the story of the legendary band and their late great frontman Freddie Mercury - is almost…

Rami Malek to play Freddie Mercury

5 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Rami Malek will play Freddie Mercury in a long-awaited biopic. The 'Mr. Robot' actor is attached to portray the late Queen frontman in 'Bohemian Rhapsody', while Bryan Singer has confirmed he is to direct the film. The 'X-Men' director confirmed the…

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