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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. '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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  5. '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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  6. 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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  7. '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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  8. 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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  9. 'Long Walk to Freedom' Premiere: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris Celebrate Nelson Mandela in Style

    1:06 pm 11/12/2013

    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

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  10. Idris Elba Attached to Star in Terrorist Thriller 'Bastille Day'

    3:33 pm 11/11/2013

    Vendome and Anonymous Content are producing the feature, which is still in development. Read more

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