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27 June 2011 (USA) See more »
The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Brian May ... Himself

Roger Taylor ... Himself
Chris Smith ... Himself - Keyboards, Smile

Freddie Mercury ... Himself (archive footage)
Rosie Horide ... Herself - Disc Magazine
Tony Stewart ... Himself - New Musical Express
John Deacon ... Himself (archive footage)
Roy Thomas Baker ... Himself - Producer
Paul Watts ... Himself - EMI Records
John Reid ... Himself - Queen Manager 1975-77
Peter Hince ... Himself - Queen roadie (as Peter 'Ratty' Hince)
Paul Gambaccini ... Himself - Broadcaster
Harvey Kubernik ... Himself - Melody Maker, LA
Reinhold Mack ... Himself - Producer
Jim Beach ... Himself - Queen Manager
David Richards ... Himself - Producer (as Dave Richards)
Fred Mandel ... Himself - Session keyboards 1982-85
Midge Ure ... Himself - Live Aid organiser
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)

Bryant Gumbel ... Himself (archive footage)
Ian 'Molly' Meldrum ... Himself - Countdown Interviewer (archive footage)
Paul Prenter ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Matt O'Casey 
Produced by
Adam Barker .... executive producer: BBC
Jim Beach .... executive producer: Queen Productions
Richard Cook .... executive producer
Lesley Douglas .... executive producer
Iain Funnell .... executive producer
Simon Lupton .... producer
Rhys Thomas .... producer
Andrew Winter .... supervising producer: Eagle Rock
Film Editing by
Christopher Bird (film editor)
Matt Seccull (film editor)
Production Management
Cara Warwick .... production manager
Sound Department
Peregrine Andrews .... dubbing mixer
Patrick Duvoisin .... sound
Sam Mathewson .... sound
Ariel Sultan .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Ric Clark .... camera
Ken Morse .... rostrum camera
Editorial Department
Nick Mabbett .... colourist
Nick Mabbett .... on-line editor (as Nicky Mabbs)
Other crew
Keith Badman .... archive researcher
Morgan Fisher .... archive
Mark Hayward .... archive
Peter Hince .... archive
Harriet Howe .... production executive
Reinhold Mack .... archive
Camilla Wheeler .... archive researcher
Claire Bartlett .... with thanks to
Greg Brooks .... with thanks to
Justine Ellis-Morris .... with thanks to (as Justine Ellis)
Richard Gray .... with thanks to
John Halliday .... with thanks to
Bob Harris .... with thanks to
Graeme Hayes .... with thanks to
Peter Hince .... with thanks to
Josh Macrae .... with thanks to (as Josh MacRae)
Richard O'Casey .... with thanks to
Justine Shirley Smith .... with thanks to

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UK:120 min (2 parts)
Color (HD)
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Only two of the surviving members of Queen were interviewed for the documentary. Retired bass player John Deacon declined to take part but archive footage of interviews with him was used.See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The world's greatest novelty act, 8 April 2012
Author: paul2001sw-1 ( from Saffron Walden, UK

Queen were the world's biggest rock band for several years; but they were arguably almost a novelty act, their desire for innovation and the combination of traditional rock with more operatic elements creating a distinctive (but not entirely serious) catalogue of songs. In some ways, its remarkable that they managed to hold their fans' attention for so long. But of course, they had, in Freddie Mercury, a lead singer of amazing charisma and vocal power (he also wrote arguably their most interesting material, although all band members contributed creatively). Mercury, born in Zanzibar and a transparently gay man in an otherwise straight band, died young of A.I.D.S., and is in someways considered a symbol of rock-and-roll excess. The nice thing about this documentary is that it provides a view not only of his showman side, but also of the surprisingly quiet, even shy individual, when off the stage. Mostly this is a very straightforward documentary, offering an "official view" of Queen's history told mainly by surviving members Taylor and May - John Deacon, the bassist, does not participate, although generally the tone is mutually friendly. But it genuinely seems that mostly, the foursome's friendship held up until the end, in spite of some inevitable down-times. I enjoyed the film, mostly as a reminder of how unique, and talented, Mercury was - even if you don't actually like Queen's music, you still have to gasp as the band's audacity.

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