Looked similar initially but that was probably my mind trying to be clever.
If you check most photos of Paul Prenter his hair sweeps one way from his left to his right. (+ for similar) but his face looked slimmer. But that could be diet /party etc.
The thing that gets me is the nose; the ridge and tip are too wide and thick to be Paul Prenter unless he'd been punched in the face several times. Plus this fellas hair looks even toned.
My vote is no. 80% certainty (goofball approximation unless i made checklist criteria)
All the same that was late 70's early 80's? And these things aren't clearly defined. I see Paul pictures where his nose looks as a tapered tip and right after one where it doesn't.
Height similarity is about right. Fuck if i know. Ask Peter Freestone
I change my vote. From viewing photos - the nose is deceptive, but looks on par. The bushy eyebrows I can attribute to the various trends of the day.
On one hand before the 80's gay cult Freddie, you've got Prenter sporting a clean cut, fresh out of the shower look. Then post Burt Reynolds - into gay clone era, he likely grew the moustache out and left the eyebrows (*If they were not naturally blonde to begin with) out and invested in some boot black. But the rest adds up.
That's why his haircut and eyebrows looked so dour and puppet like. They were dyed to the point he looked more like Lady Elaine Fairchild from Mr Rogers Neighborhood. (*with darkened hair)
At first, I thought it could be Paul sans mustache, but looking at him again, Paul’s eyebrows are bushy and his nose is more pointy like an evil witch.
He was such a bad influence on Freddie. Can anyone explain how Paul went from the band’s manager to Freddie’s and why Freddie would put so much trust in him? He seems so sleazy right off the bat. link