Rod Stewart reveals the actor he wants to play him in biopic of his life and career

music news 28/05/2020

Following the success of recent Freddie Mercury and Elton John biopics Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, Rod Stewart has discussed the prospect of a movie about his life and career. 

Stewart said he would be “flattered” if a similar film was to be made about his own career in a recent interview with BBC Radio 2. His choice of actor to portray himself would be Notting Hill and Harry Potter actor Rhys Ifans.

“Rhys would be a very good idea. [But] he has got to do something with his barnet,” Stewart said.

Rhys Ifans previously dated Stewart’s daughter Kimberley, and has a musical background being the  founding member of Welsh band Super Furry Animals.

Stewart also said he’d like his fourteen-year-old son Alastair to play his younger self, believing they have a “remarkable similarity” in their looks.

If it does not happen it does not matter but I would be flattered if it did. But I tell you what, the Freddie Mercury one was so good. It was rock and roll. It would be hard to get something better than that but I would give it a shot.