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The Great Pretender 

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender (original title)
Documentary looking at the relationships and solo career of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Director:

Rhys Thomas
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Mercury ... Self (archive footage)
Peter Freestone Peter Freestone ... Self
Roger Taylor ... Self
David Arnold ... Self
John Reid ... Self
Paul Gambaccini ... Self
Jim Beach ... Self (as Jim 'Miami' Beach)
Brian May ... Self
Paul Prenter Paul Prenter ... Self (archive footage)
David Wigg David Wigg ... Self
Jim Hutton Jim Hutton ... Self (archive footage)
Luciano Pavarotti ... Self (archive footage)
Mike Moran Mike Moran ... Self
Matt Lucas ... Self
Montserrat Caballé ... Self
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Documentary looking at the relationships and solo career of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

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Genres:

Biography | History

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Delivers on a difficult topic
27 December 2013 | by NozzSee all my reviews

Can a person have bigger teeth offstage than on stage? It seems Freddie Mercury gave very few interviews, and this documentary keeps going back to the same one. In it, Mercury's accent, gestures, and even face are scarcely reminiscent of the character he played on stage. But that's the main point of the movie, and of its title. Like most such documentaries, this one doesn't include complete songs; but it reminds us how many well- remembered hits Mercury accomplished while-- according to the film-- caring less for them than for the constant pursuit of the next, more ambitious project. It is insistent in its understanding of Mercury's behavior as a child of his times, reminding us that the idea of free love without consequences did not give up to the fear of AIDS without a strong fight. I'd say you don't have to be a fan of Mercury's music (I'm not) in order to be impressed by this tribute.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2012 (UK) See more »

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Color:

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