On September 5th 2006, Freddie Mercury would have turned 60.
An accomplished musician and legendary showman, his band Queen sold a staggering 80 million albums around the world and helped define popular culture in the 1970’s and 80’s. But the fiercely private Freddie was equally famous for the gossip surrounding his colourful love life as well as a hedonistic lifestyle.
For the first time ever, this definitive profile will tell his true story and celebrate the life of the iconic Freddie Mercury.
This fascinating and entertaining documentary includes exclusive interviews with Mercury’s mother Jer Bulsara and sister Kashmira Cooke - and never heard before audio interviews of the great man himself.
After long negotiations with Jim Beach, Queen’s manager and one of the trustees of Freddie Mercury’s estate, ITV Arts department are delighted to have managed to secure unparalleled and exclusive access to Freddie’s close friends and collaborators including: his boyfriend Jim Hutton, his personal assistant Peter Freestone; close friends David Evans and Peter Straker; musical collaborators Roger Taylor and Montserrat Caballe; and celebrity fans including Robbie Williams, McFly and Mike Myers.
The original documentary "Freddie Mercury: A Kind Of Magic" was aired 3 days earlier on ITV1.
This is the Remixed version, 15 minutes longer, with additional footage and interviews.