The two stars of Justin Chadwick's biography share what it was like to play Nelson and Winnie Mandela. "Young audiences don't get a chance to see a living legend every day, heroes are few and far between now," says Elba.
THR learns what Mandela said when he saw a clip of Elba in prosthetics ("is that me?"), while director Justin Chadwick shares why he wanted to show "not just the saintly side, but the flesh and blood side" of the anti-Apartheid leader. Read more
What defines the best actors? The ability to transcend their own personalities and make us believe they are someone else. In an exclusive series, THR selects innovative actors and filmmakers embracing the contradictions of their craft. Read more
The second trailer from Justin Chadwick chronicling the life of South African anti-apartheid leader and politician Nelson Mandela. The film, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris is set to hit theaters on November 29. Read more
Behind the Screen explores the impact of technology on movies and TV shows, specifically content producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX shops and artists, sound mixers and editors, technical (including R&D) roles and the post-production community. This includes products from companies like Red, Canon, Dolby and Avid to new hires in key below-the-line positions on movies or at below the line post/VFX shops