Rami Malek’s Academy Award-winning performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the 2018 musical biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” was undoubtedly captivating. From the voice to the outfits to the mannerisms, Malek delivered a brilliant interpretation of a larger-than-life rocker who, 30 years after his death, remains a towering figure in music and pop culture history. Only the most stoic viewer resisted the urge to sing along with Malek as he channeled and honored Mercury’s genius.
In addition to Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody” included strong performances from Aidan Gillen of “Game of Thrones” fame, Lucy Boynton from “Miss Potter,” and Mike “Austin Powers” Myers. The film also starred Irish actor Allen Leech in the role of Paul Prenter, Mercury’s manager, lover, and betrayer. Leech should be a familiar face to fans on both sides of the Atlantic; here’s where you’ve seen him before.