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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. '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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. '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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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