Latest Nelson Mandela News

'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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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 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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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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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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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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South African Premiere Of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" Preceded By Special Screening For Nelson Mandela

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd November 2013

The Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, saw its most important premiere event recently – a screening in South Africa, attended by the man himself. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his...

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Idris Elba Hospitalised After Suffering Asthma Attack On Way To South Africa

By Joe Wilde | 2nd November 2013

Idris Elba has been admitted to a unspecified UK hospital after suffering an asthma attack whilst on his way to the premiere of new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The Brit-actor suffered the attack...

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Oscars Talk A Tad Early For Idris Elba's Mandela, Mixed Reviews Damage Chances

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th September 2013

Idris Elba – one of the more exciting actors of his generation – portraying Nelson Mandela – one of the most important men for many generations – sounded like a sure-fire hit. The early reviews...

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After A Long And Bumpy Production, 'Winnie Mandela' Is Due Out This Year [Trailer + Stills]

By Victoria Pavlova | 9th August 2013

This year will see the release of a full-blown Nelson Mandela biopic, but before that, another film will focus on a crucial character in the Mandela story – Winnie Mandela, the woman, who stood by...

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Nelson Mandela Biopic To Debut At Toronto Film Festival

By Jack de Aguilar | 24th July 2013

The highly anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, will premiere in Canada at the Toronto Film Festival. The film – already collecting Oscar momentum – sees Idris Elba take the leading role,...

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As 'Luther' Comes To An End, Idris Elba Looks To A Bright Future

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd July 2013

It’s been less than a meteoric rise to the top for Idris Elba, rather a slow slog, with plenty of hard work and adapting in between. He’s been a top-level drug lord in HBO’s The...

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First Full Trailer For Ibris Elba's 'Mandela' Biopic Released Online [Watch]

By Joe Wilde | 20th July 2013

In what was definitely a well-timed publicity stunt that had long been discussed, the trailer for Idris Elba's star turn as Nelson Mandela was released in cinemas (and later online) the coincide with the former...

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'Mandela' Theatrical Trailer: Idris Elba's Biggest Challenge Yet

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th July 2013

Idris Elba has played some great characters in his acting career, but none more important, pertinent and challenging that than of Nelson Mandela in Mandela, which has today been handed a fantastic theatrical trailer. Take...

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Stevie Wonder To Boycott Florida Over 'Stand Your Ground' Legislation

By Elinor Cosgrave | 17th July 2013

Stevie Wonder will boycott the state of Florida due to its 'stand your ground' legislation. The singer was prompted to comment on the law following awareness of the legislation generated by the George Zimmerman trial,...

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Long Walk To Freedom: Idris Elba As Nelson Mandela Is Favourite For Oscar [Trailer]

By Michael West | 12th July 2013

Idris Elba is the man to beat the 2014 Academy Awards for his portrayal of South African President Nelson Mandela, according to the bookmakers, anyway. Elba's star has risen in recent years thanks to BBC...

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Special Praise For Nelson Mandela At Bet Awards 2013

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st July 2013

Don Cheadle took the time to pay tribute and focus attention towards Nelson Mandela last night at The BET Awards while presenting the Best Male R&B Pop Artist to Miguel.Nelson Mandela has been on life...

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