IT’S been almost a month since Bohemian Rhapsody has been out in UK cinemas.
But the film, which focuses on the four members of the band – Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon – sparked questions about Freddie Mercury’s former manager Paul Prenter.
Who was Paul Prenter?
Freddie’s former manager Paul Prenter also features in the film, which is portrayed by Downton Abbey actor Allen Leech.
Although Prenter was Freddie’s manager from 1977 to 1986, the two were also lovers.
Their relations started to worsen in 1982, after Queen’s album Hot Space came out, as other band members were unhappy with the influence Paul had on their music at the time.
Prenter was also referred to as “Judas” by many Queen fans, after he sold a story to a national newspaper about Mercury’s personal life.
He went into deep detail about Mercury’s lifestyle, and claimed that he slept with hundreds of men.
Paul claimed that two former lovers of Freddie’s had died from AIDs.
According to reports and the film Bohemian Rhapsody itself, Freddie fired him as his manager and ended their relationship.
What happened to him?
After Pail sold all these photos, he went back to Belfast and spent all that cash.
He then reportedly went back to Freddie and asked for more money once it was gone.
But then Paul died in Belfast of AIDS just a few months after Mercury died in 1991.
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Who is Allen Leech?
Allen Leech was born in Killiney, Ireland.
The 37-year-old has previously starred in Downton Abbey and The Imitation Game.
He a three-time winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
He is engaged to actress Jessica Blair Herman, who is best known for her role in American Crime Story.
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