News | Johnny Flynn to Star in Queen Biopic

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FFS favourite folk-rocker Johnny Flynn has been cast as legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor in an upcoming biopic about the band, according to a report by the Daily Mail. The film, called ‘Mercury’, is about the original line up of the band, up until the year 1985. Mercury will be played by British Academy Television Award-winning actor Ben Whishaw.

As well as his successful music career with folk-rock band The Sussex Wit, Johnny Flynn has made a number of film and television appearances. He has performed in several plays and has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Jez Butterworth’s play ‘Jerusalem’.

Johnny Flynn also stars opposite BAFTA Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway in the film ‘Song One’ due to be released this year. With a bit of luck it’s better than this Guardian review suggests.

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