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  1. 'Mandela' Star Idris Elba Opens Up About Playing Nelson Mandela in Vogue (Exclusive)

    6:00 am 12/17/2013

    The British star -- who also happens to be a DJ -- tells the glossy how the late South African leader reminded him of his own dad, among other juicy nuggets. Read more

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  2. Golden Globes: Trio of Actors Score Double Nominations

    9:14 am 12/12/2013

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were all cited in both the film and TV categories.Read more

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  3. Nelson Mandela’s Death Announced After ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Royal Premiere

    1:59 pm 12/7/2013

    Producer Anant Singh told the audience about the unfortunate news after a screening in London’s Leicester Square. Read more

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  4. How 'Mandela' Royal Premiere Audience Reacted to News of Leader's Death (Exclusive Video)

    1:13 pm 12/7/2013

    The London crowd, which included Prince William and Duchess Catherine, gasped as Anant Singh and Idris Elba shared the news just after the credits rolled.Read more

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  5. Nelson Mandela's Death: World Leaders, Media React

    12:41 am 12/6/2013

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon honored Mandela as a “giant for justice,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls him a “shining example” while Indian media compares the late South African leader to Mahatma Gandhi.Read more

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  6. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Director on Adapting the Life of the South African Icon (Q&A)

    10:15 pm 12/5/2013

    Justin Chadwick speaks with THR about awards buzz, Idris Elba's transformative performance and why he first said no to an offer to tell Mandela's story.Read more

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  7. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Featurette with Idris Elba and Naomie Harris

    12:18 pm 12/3/2013

    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. Read more

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  8. Naomie Harris on Finding the Strength and Rage to Play Winnie Mandela

    12:03 pm 12/3/2013

    The 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' star shares how she was able to pull together the emotions to play the South Africa politician in Justin Chadwick's biography. Read more

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  9. 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Enjoys Box-Office Success at Home

    8:31 am 11/29/2013

    Major South African exhibition chains Ster Kinekor and NuMetro report big audience interest for the film, which opened as the top film in the country on Thursday.Read more

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  10. Prince William, Kate Middleton to Attend U.K. Premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    7:13 am 11/14/2013

    The film, starring Idris Elba as the South African leader, opens in British theaters in January.Read more

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