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Idris Elba To Dj At London Hotspot

24th December 2013

Idris Elba will make a special DJ appearance at London's Sway nightclub on Friday (27.12.13).The actor-and-DJ will provide the soundtrack to a night of partying at the Covent Garden hotspot, marking his first DJ set...

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Idris Elba Recalls Emotional Moment With Royals At Mandela Premiere

20th December 2013

Idris Elba shared a "surreal" moment with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge at the screening of his Nelson Mandela biopic when news filtered through that the civil rights icon had died.The...

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Idris Elba Had Concerns About Mandela Role

13th December 2013

Idris Elba had concerns about playing Nelson Mandela in the new biopic about the late leader. The 41-year-old actor initially refused the part of South Africa's first black president in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'...

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Idris Elba Based Nelson Mandela Role On His Father

12th December 2013

British actor Idris Elba looked close to home for inspiration when playing late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela as he based the part on his own father.The Wire star slipped into the former South African...

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Idris Elba Recorded Album In Tribute To Nelson Mandela

12th December 2013

British actor Idris Elba has recorded an album in honour of late South African leader Nelson Mandela.The Wire star worked on the project in South Africa after completing filming for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,...

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Idris Elba Initially Refused To Play Mandela

12th December 2013

Idris Elba put the phone down on his agent when he was asked to play Nelson Mandela.The 41-year-old actor was so worried about being cast as South Africa's first black president in the biopic 'Mandela:...

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Idris Elba's Album Is 'Love Letter' To Mandela

11th December 2013

Idris Elba's next album will be a ''love letter'' to the late Nelson Mandela. The 41-year-old actor and musician plays the South African civil rights activist and former president - who died on December 5...

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Naomie Harris Feels Guilty Over Idris Elba 007 Rumour

10th December 2013

Bond girl Naomie Harris blames herself for rumours suggesting Idris Elba will be the next 007.Speculation about The Wire star slipping into the superspy's shoes has gathered pace since Harris suggested he would be the...

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Idris Elba Opens Up About His Father's Death

9th December 2013

Actor Idris Elba has revealed his work promoting Nelson Mandela's biopic hasn't given him time to properly mourn his father's death.The Thor star's dad lost his battle with lung cancer in September (13), and the...

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The Things They Say: 3990337

9th December 2013

"This film is in honor of my old man." Actor Idris Elba has dedicated his performance in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom to his father, who passed away from lung cancer in September (13).

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Idris Elba Opens Up On Nelson Mandela Album Side Project

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th December 2013

Idris Elba’s turn as Nelson Mandela became infinitely more pertinent in the context of the great man’s death on December 5th after a long and ultimately unsuccessful battle against illness. He was 95.Idris Elba (left)...

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Idris Elba Struggled With Mandela Accent

9th December 2013

Idris Elba struggled to perfect Nelson Mandela's accent.The 41-year-old actor plays the south African president in the biopic about his life, 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', but he admits it took him a long time...

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A Week In News: Paul Walker Dead, Amazing Spider-man 2 Trailer, X-men Apocalypse

By Michael West | 6th December 2013

Paul Walker Dead: Tributes have been pouring in this week for the late actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Los Angeles on Saturday (November 30). His friend's Porsche Carrera GT crashed...

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The Things They Tweet: 3985438

6th December 2013

"I'm stunned, crushed, in mourning with you and his family, I feel only honoured to have portrayed him. He's in a better place now. Rip Nm." British actor Idris Elba, who plays Nelson Mandela in...

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Naomie Harris: Mandela Role Took Me To Dark Places

6th December 2013

Naomie Harris says playing Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' took her to ''some really dark places''. The 37-year-old actress was emotionally affected by some of the scenes in the new...

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William Nicholson Wished Mandela Watched Biopic

6th December 2013

Screenwriter William Nicholson wishes Nelson Mandela could have seen 'Long Walk To Freedom' before his death on Thursday (05.12.13).The 65-year-old Oscar-nominated writer penned the adaptation of Mandela's autobiography of the same name and he would...

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Idris Elba Mourning Loss Of Nelson Mandela

6th December 2013

Idris Elba is saddened by the loss ''of one the greatest human beings'' ever after hearing Nelson Mandela died on Thursday (05.12.13).The 41-year-old star plays the beloved South African civil rights activist and former president...

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Idris Elba Based Mandela Role On Dad

6th December 2013

Idris Elba based his Nelson Mandela role on his late father. The 41-year-old actor plays the anti-apartheid revolutionary, who died last night (05.12.13) aged 95, in biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', and admits he...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela

5th December 2013

Stars have rushed to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela after he passed away today (05.12.13).The South African activist and former President died aged 95 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family.Mandela...

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Idris Elba Tried To Capture Mandela's Aura

5th December 2013

Idris Elba tried to capture Nelson Mandela's ''aura'' when filming 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.The star thoroughly researched his role as the South African civil rights activist and former president - who was imprisoned...

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Superman Is Super-sexy: Henry Cavill Tops 'Sexiest Man Alive' Poll

By Joe Wilde | 3rd December 2013

Henry Cavill has topped the latest poll by Glamour magazine to determine the '100 Sexiest Men Alive.' The Man of Steel actor took the top spot from four-time winner of the accolade Robert Pattinson, who...

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Paul Walker Dead At 40: Hollywood Remembers The Fallen Star

By Joe Wilde | 1st December 2013

Following the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker earlier this week, there has been an outpouring of emotion from Hollywood on behalf of the 40-year-old actor. A number of celebrities have taken to their social...

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Pre-us Release, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Conquers South African Box Office

By Victoria Pavlova | 29th November 2013

Justin Chadwick’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is far from typical box office fare. Nevertheless, the film is enjoying quite a bit of success in this department, particularly when it comes to South African audiences....

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Heading To The Movies This Thanksgiving? 'Frozen' And 'The Hunger Games 2' Leading The Way In Our List Of 5 Must-see Films

By Lauren James | 29th November 2013

Still undecided as to which movie you want to see this Thanksgiving weekend? Well worry not because we've put together a list of five of the top movies released this weekend for all ages and...

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'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Gives Idris Elba A Real Oscars Chance

By Michael West | 29th November 2013

Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom, the Weinstein's biopic based on the autobiography of South African President Nelson Mandela, has received mixed reviews from critics ahead of its release this weekend, though Idris Elba's...

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Idris Elba, Star Of 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' On The Challenges Of Fame And His Latest Part

By Victoria Pavlova | 26th November 2013

This week sees the release of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba as the South African leader. Elba’s star has been steadily rising since he played DCI John Luther in the eponymous crime...

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The Things They Say: 3962967

20th November 2013

"I'm an honorary Mandela now. His daughter Zindzi calls me 'Dad'. It's weird, but it's cool!" British actor Idris Elba is flattered to have won over Nelson Mandela's family with his portrayal of the former...

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Adam Levine Crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive

20th November 2013

Adam Levine has been crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive.The Maroon 5 frontman beat off stiff competition from the likes of 'Luther' actor Idris Elba, singer Justin Timberlake and retired soccer star David Beckham to the...

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The Wire Ended Idris Elba's Desperate Times

16th November 2013

Actor Idris Elba has opened up about his desperate life just before he landed a role in cult drama The Wire, revealing he was broke and expecting a child.Now a well-off movie star and Dj,...

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Prince William And Duchess Catherine To Attend Mandela Premiere

14th November 2013

Prince William and Duchess Catherine will attend the royal premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' next month.The royal couple will leave their three-month-old son Prince George at home to walk the red carpet in...

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