Sir Brian May is best known for being Queen’s guitarist but last year made his professional acting debut in CBBC’s Andy and the Band, as the Godfather of Rock.
Speaking previously with Express.co.uk the 76-year-old said: “I actually got quite emotional just reading the script; I got quite kind of teary. So I thought, ‘No, I have to do this’.
“The real-life band, Andy and the Odd Socks are all about anti-bullying, they’re all about recognising that every kid is different and we should all be proud of our differences.
“And that’s why they’re called the Odd Socks; that’s why they wear odd socks because they’re that little bit odd.
“Strangely enough, it’s not a million miles from what is said in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.”
Sir Brian pointed out the scene from the Queen biopic where Rami Malek, in his Oscar-winning performance as Freddie Mercury, told their manager John Reid, “We are the misfits.”
The Queen guitarist added: “It’s kind of similar and there’s a lot of truth in that. A lot of people end up in bands because of that: they are the odd people out.”
Now the rock legend has returned to the CBBC show, sharing an energetic guitar solo clip on his Instagram.
Sir Brian captioned the post: “Series 3 of Andy and the Band starts today. Here’s a little clip from the first episode featuring the incredible Nandi Bushell, and, apparently, Sir Brian May revisiting his rôle as the Godfather of Rock !!! On CBBC and bbc iPlayer. #andyandtheband Enjoy, kids of all ages ! Bri.”
On his first time playing a character on TV, he previously told us: “It’s kind of an acting debut. I have done a few things, I have done some comedy appearances like Monty Python’s Spamalot.
“But as regards a straight acting role, which this is even though it’s a kid’s programme, it’s a drama, then yes it is my debut. I took it very seriously. I felt an obligation to learn my lines and turn up knowing what the hell I was doing because otherwise, you waste everybody’s time.
“[My wife, actress] Anita [Dobson] had great advice for me. She said, ‘There’s two rules for being an actor: You have to learn your lines and not bump into the furniture.’”