British actor and singer Paul Ayres is portraying Chris Cornell in the upcoming television film special Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Chris Cornell. Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… is a docudrama television series that portrays the final hours of celebrities before their deaths.
Ayres shared a photo and wrote, “This time last week I was on set pretending to be someone else. Loved it. Thinking of growing my hair now!!! Autopsy: the last hours of….”
His music and dance talents are listed as, “Aerobics, Ballet, Falsetto, Guitar, Jazz Dancing, Pop Singing, R & B Singing, Rock Singing*, Tap, Tenor Baritone.” He performed on the We Will Rock You UK Tour in 2009. He performed on the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour in 2013.
This will be the first time Cornell will be portrayed by an actor in a film/television project. A character heavily based on Kurt Cobain, who went by the name Blake for legal reasons, was portrayed by Michael Pitt in Gus Van Zant’s 2005 film Last Days, which portrayed Cobain’s final days before he died by suicide at his home in Seattle in April 1994.
Below you can view a photo of Ayres in character as Chris Cornell, followed by his actor headshots.