Hard acts to follow? Actors who played musicians best and worst

With the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, The Sunday Times looks at who played musicians best and worst

Rami Malek is the spitting image of late British rocker Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

He is the latest in a long line of actors who have played musicians on screen, from Joaquin Phoenix as American country legend Johnny Cash to Zoe Saldana as singer Nina Simone to Jennifer Lopez as Latina star Selena.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline 'Hard acts to follow?'. Print Edition | Subscribe