Freddie Mercury was one of the most charismatic, complex and fascinating characters in British rock music. The story of Queen is much told, but this new documentary focuses on Freddie and the solo projects he worked on, outside of the band. Using extensive archive footage of interviews with Freddie as well as concerts, video shoots and personal material - much of it previously unseen - along with new interviews with friends and colleagues, a picture reveals the man behind the superstar image, The Great Pretender.
Rhys Thomas is an award winning writer, director, producer and actor. He produced several Queen DVDs, going back to the original rushes and making brand new videos, documentaries. The band were so pleased with the results that they asked him to produce their 40th Anniversary documentary, Queen: Days of Our Lives. He followed this with the even more successful, Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, this time directing and producing himself.