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Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen joins cast of Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody

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Irish actor Aidan Gillen has joined the cast of upcoming Queen movie biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s been confirmed.

Best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones, Gillen will play Scottish music manager John Reid, who managed Queen from 1975 to 1978.

Gillen has also starred in shows including Queer as Folk and The Wire, and will appear in the fourth series of hit BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders.

As Vanity Fair reports, acclaimed English actor Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean, Rev., Pride & Prejudice) will play long-time Queen manager Jim Beach in the film.


Tom Hollander © PA Images

Both actors join a cast that features Mr. Robot's Rami Malek (singer Freddie Mercury), Gwilym Lee (guitarist Brian May), Ben Hardy (drummer Roger Taylor) and Joseph Mazello (bassist John Deacon).

Wayne’s World star Mike Myers was reported to be negotiated a role the film earlier this month, however he has yet to be confirmed.

Queen’s Brian May unveiled the first photo of Rami Malek portraying Freddie Mercury on 6th September.

In the image, the 36-year-old American actor can be seen throwing an iconic Freddie pose in a recreation of Queen’s legendary performance at Live Aid at London’s Wembley Stadium on 13th July 1985.

Rami said of his transformation to EW.com: “When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it’s a very affirming moment.”

Brian has been sharing a series on photos from the film shoot on Instagram, which you can check out below.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is set for release in December 2018 and is being produced by 20th Century Fox.

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