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Posted: 04 Oct 07, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've recently read somewhere that Andrew Lloyd Webber had been involved in plans for Freddie to play the lead in the film version of Phantom of the Opera.
"The whole of Hollywood was desperate for Freddie to take the part. he would have been brilliant."

I was wondering if anybody had any details about this. There is a movie based on the musical, but it was made a few years ago, not when Freddie was alive.

Does anyone have more information about this??? For example was Freddie actually contacted about this? If so, did he turn it down or something? I'm very curious about this, since it involves my favorite singer and favorite musical. I want to know if this is true, because I probably would have known about this awhile ago if it were.


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Posted: 04 Oct 07, 02:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QueenMercury46 wrote:

I probably would have known about this awhile ago if it were.


I think Mr Freestone was asked about this every time he went to a convention - his answer as I recall was that he was unaware of any approach, and didn't think Freddie would actually have done it. Other than that, AL-W's quote is all the information there is.

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