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Idris Elba On His Way With First Single 'You Give Me Love' [Listen]

By Holly Williams | 6th November 2014

Actor and DJ Idris Elba returns to music with an elegant first single entitled 'You Give Me Love' featuring singer and rapper Maverick Sabre. The track is inspired by contemporary pop and R&B, fused with...

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Idris Elba Recruits Mumford & Sons For Mandela Album, Eyes Christmas Charts

24th September 2014

Actor-turned-musician Idris Elba has recruited Mumford & Sons and James Blake to work on an album dedicated to the memory of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela.The Wire star began working on the project shortly...

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Nelson Mandela's Ex-wife Contesting Will

6th August 2014

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is contesting the will of the late anti-apartheid hero in a bid to claim the country estate where he is buried.Relatives of the South African political icon have been bickering...

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Leonardo Dicaprio To Receive Overdue Nelson Mandela Gift

3rd August 2014

LEONARDO DiCaprio is set to receive a long overdue personal gift from Nelson Mandela thanks to a generous memorabilia dealer.The late anti-apartheid hero posed for a photo with the actor when DiCaprio was in South...

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Leonardo Dicaprio Challenged To Buy Nelson Mandela Photo

18th July 2014

A leading U.S. memorabilia dealer has challenged LEONARDO DiCaprio to bid for a photograph of himself with Nelson Mandela amid reports the actor is considering legal action to seize the image.Moments in Time boss Gary...

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Singer Alexandra Burke Distances Herself From Mandela Day Concert

17th July 2014

British pop star Alexandra Burke has warned fans she will not be performing at a tribute concert for late South African President Nelson Mandela in London on Friday (18Jul14), blaming promoters for lying about her...

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'Mandela's' Lack Of Awards Down To '12 Years' Guilt Hoover, Suggests Screenwriter

By Jack de Aguilar | 4th June 2014

‘12 Years a Slave’ was, rightfully, the recipient of huge praise and numerous awards. The remarkable story of Solomon Northrup - portrayed by Chiwitel Ejiofor - was masterfully directed by Steve McQueen. But that success,...

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New Nelson Mandela Opera Closes Due To Lack Of Funds

27th May 2014

A new South African opera based on the life of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela has closed just four days after its launch.Madiba: The African Opera premiered at the State Theatre in Pretoria last...

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Nelson Mandela Remembered At U.k. Memorial Service

3rd March 2014

British royal Prince Harry, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and actor Richard E. Grant were among those who turned out to remember Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in London on Monday (03Mar14).The civil rights...

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Nelson Mandela's Alleged Love Children Come Forward

11th February 2014

The families of two women claiming to be Nelson Mandela's secret daughters have contacted the executors of his estate in a bid to win legal acknowledgement of their parentage.The team looking after Mandela's estate following...

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Idris Elba Shrugs Off Golden Globes Loss

16th January 2014

Idris Elba insists he doesn't mind missing out on a Golden Globe. The 41-year-old actor was nominated for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture prize for his portrayal of the late...

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U2 Wins Golden Globe Award For Mandela Track

13th January 2014

U2 won the award for the Best Original Song at the Golden Globes last night (12.01.14) in California.The 'Elevation' rockers were honoured with the prize for their track 'Ordinary Love', which was recorded with Danger...

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U2 Win Golden Globe For Best Song

13th January 2014

U2 took home their second Golden Globe award on Sunday (12Jan14) for their song Ordinary Love from the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.The Irish rockers saw off competition from Coldplay, Justin Timberlake and Idina...

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Nelson Mandela's Daughters Insisted Film Premiere Should Go On After Father's Death

9th January 2014

Nelson Mandela's daughters insisted the royal premiere of their father's biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom should continue after learning the human rights icon had died.Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge were...

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Naomie Harris: Winne Mandela Was Hardest Role Of My Career

7th January 2014

Naomie Harris admits playing Winnie Mandela was ''the hardest role'' she's ever played in her career.The 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' actress struggled to portray the former wife of the late Nelson Mandela - who...

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Idris Elba Spent Hours In Make-up For Mandela Role

6th January 2014

Idris Elba spent hours in make-up every day for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. The 41-year-old actor - who plays the late South African president Nelson Mandela in the biopic about his life - spent...

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Idris Elba Wanted To Show 'Real' Mandela

5th January 2014

Idris Elba wanted to portray Nelson Mandela as a ''real'' person.The British actor was conscious of emphasising the human side of the late anti-apartheid campaigner in new biopic, 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom', by showing...

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Idris Elba Feels 'In-between Places'

3rd January 2014

Idris Elba can't find a home to settle down in.The 41-year-old star - who is expecting a baby with his make-up artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth - came back to England from Los Angeles before his...

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Morgan Freeman To Recite Mandela Speeches At Tribute Concert

2nd January 2014

Actor Morgan Freeman and former U.S. President Bill Clinton will celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at a tribute concert in New York next month (Feb14).The Hollywood veteran, who portrayed the ex-South African leader in...

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Oprah Winfrey Lands Nelson Mandela Biopic Tv Premiere

2nd January 2014

Oprah Winfrey's Own network has landed the Tv premiere of new Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.The film, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, will hit the small screen in 2017. Own...

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Oprah Winfrey To Finally Wed?

31st December 2013

Oprah Winfrey's fiancé is preparing for them to finally marry, more than 20 years after they got engaged.The talk show legend originally agreed to Stedman Graham's proposal in 1992 after six years of dating and...

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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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Ozzy Osbourne: 'Musicians And Politicians Should Not Mix'

20th December 2013

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne has taken aim at his fellow musicians in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death for using the civil rights leader's death to boost their image.When the former South African president passed away...

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Steven Van Zandt Looking Forward To Performing In South Africa

19th December 2013

Rocker Steven Van Zandt cannot wait to perform with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in South Africa for the first time since penning a song in honour of the late Nelson Mandela and...

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Eddie Izzard Will Tackle Marathon Challenge In Memory Of Nelson Mandela

16th December 2013

British comedian Eddie Izzard has vowed to put his endurance to the test once more to honour the memory of Nelson Mandela by completing 27 marathons in 27 days.The actor first attempted the huge feat...

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Thousands Mourn As Nelson Mandela Is Laid To Rest

15th December 2013

Stars including Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, and British royal Prince Charles were among the thousands of mourners who bid a final farewell to Nelson Mandela at his funeral on Sunday (15Dec13).Altogether, 4,500 guests gathered in...

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South African Film Company Unveil Commemorative Mandela Movie For Free Online

By Holly Williams | 13th December 2013

The Mandela Film Project have teamed up with Synergy Films to release 'Mandela: The World That Made Him'; a short documentary based on the childhood of late world hero Nelson Mandela.The 23-minute film explores 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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Kate Winslet 'Extremely Surprised' By Golden Globe Nod

12th December 2013

Kate Winslet is ''extremely surprised'' to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award just days after welcoming her third child.The 38-year-old actress, who gave birth to a nine-pound baby boy with her third husband, Ned...

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