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  1. Idris Elba Plays Nelson Mandela in 'Long Walk to Freedom' Trailer (Video)

    7:11 pm 7/18/2013

    The Weinstein Co. biopic about the iconic South African president is directed by Justin Chadwick and hits theaters Nov. 29.Read more

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  2. Nelson Mandela Making 'Dramatic' Progress, Daughter Tells British TV

    4:49 pm 7/17/2013

    The South African icon, who turns 95 on Thursday, "was watching television with headphones" on Tuesday and could be leaving the hospital shortly, she says.Read more

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  3. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' U.K. Teaser Trailer

    11:29 am 7/12/2013

    First look at Justin Chadwick's biography of Nelson Mandela featuring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. Read more

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  4. Nelson Mandela's Family Spars Amid Conflicting Media Reports on His Health

    12:57 pm 7/4/2013

    UPDATED: South African President Jacob Zuma says the ailing icon remains in "critical but stable" condition as a new court document claims he's on life support.Read more

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  5. Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

    2:32 pm 6/23/2013

    UPDATED: The inspirational South African president and force against apartheid was portrayed in Hollywood by such actors as Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman and Terrence Howard.Read more

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  6. South Africa Filmmaking: A Diverse Country Finds its Own Voice

    11:00 am 5/10/2013

    After years in the shadow of Hollywood location shoots, titles like Forest Whitaker's "Zulu" show domestic filmmakers are carving out their own identity.Read more

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  7. 'Stand Down Margaret': English Beat's Dave Wakeling Reflects on Anti-Thatcher Anthem

    11:00 am 4/9/2013

    Says the 80s ska band's guitarist and vocalist: "Most everything about Margaret Thatcher was pretend ... a way for the privileged to secure themselves at the expense of everybody else."Read more

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  8. The Weinstein Co. Acquires North American Rights to Nelson Mandela Biopic

    5:00 am 2/22/2013

    "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is produced by Anant Singh and based on Mandela's autobiography of the same name; Idris Elba plays the famed civil rights leader.Read more

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  9. Nelson Mandela's Granddaughters Starring in Cozi TV Reality Show (Exclusive)

    6:00 am 1/28/2013

    The new network from NBCUniversal's owned stations division is beefing up its programming with "Being Mandela."Read more

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