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  1. 'Long Walk to Freedom' Premiere: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris Celebrate Nelson Mandela in Style

    10:33 pm PST 11/12/2013
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    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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  2. New 'Mandela' Trailer: Idris Elba Launches a Revolution (Video)

    12:12 pm PDT 10/18/2013
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    The latest look at The Weinstein Co.'s upcoming biopic shows the anti-apartheid leader urging people to rise up against the government, and the campaign to free him from prison. READ MORE

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  3. Toronto: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris on Track for Oscar Noms for 'Mandela' (Analysis)

    10:19 pm PDT 09/08/2013
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    The two stars, who play South Africa's first black leader and his wife, could score lead actor and supporting actress nominations. READ MORE

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  4. Jennifer Hudson Attacks Apartheid in 'Winnie Mandela' Trailer (Video)

    11:52 am PDT 08/08/2013
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    The biopic of the South African activist's wife will be released Sept. 6. READ MORE

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

    7:27 pm PDT 07/18/2013
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    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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  6. Nelson Mandela Making 'Dramatic' Progress, Daughter Tells British TV

    4:49 pm PDT 07/17/2013
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    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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  7. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' U.K. Teaser Trailer

    12:29 pm PDT 07/11/2013
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    First look at Justin Chadwick's biography of Nelson Mandela featuring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. READ MORE

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

    1:16 pm PDT 07/04/2013
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    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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  9. South Africa Filmmaking: A Diverse Country Finds its Own Voice

    11:00 am PDT 05/10/2013
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    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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  10. 'Stand Down Margaret': English Beat's Dave Wakeling Reflects on Anti-Thatcher Anthem

    11:00 am PDT 04/09/2013
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    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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  11. The Weinstein Co. Acquires North American Rights to Nelson Mandela Biopic

    5:00 am PST 02/22/2013
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    "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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  12. Nelson Mandela's Granddaughters Starring in Cozi TV Reality Show (Exclusive)

    6:00 am PST 01/28/2013
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    The new network from NBCUniversal's owned stations division is beefing up its programming with "Being Mandela." READ MORE

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  13. AFM 2012: South Africa's Locations Boom Gives Locals a Boost

    2:41 pm PDT 10/30/2012
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    While local filmmakers still struggle in the shadow of big-budget offshore shoots, homegrown fare is beginning to benefit from the country’s thriving locations sector. READ MORE

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  14. Cannes 2012: THR's Daily Day 1

    11:26 am PDT 05/15/2012
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    Economic woes could lead to downturn after last year’s record dealmaking. READ MORE

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  15. Idris Elba's Nelson Mandela Biopic, ‘Long Walk to Freedom,' Gets a Start Date

    11:23 am PDT 03/19/2012
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    Backed by South African producer Anant Singh’s Distant Horizon and French-owned, British-based production house Pathe, the movie will detail the former president’s life story. READ MORE

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  16. Nelson Mandela's Grandchildren to Star in Reality Show

    6:43 am PDT 09/29/2011
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    "We're definitely not the African Kardashians," says Dorothy Adjoa Amuah. READ MORE

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