Thursday, 18 July 2013

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom: first trailer starring Idris Elba

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom: first trailer starring Idris Elba

This epic motion picture spans Mandela's extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa.






The biopic stars Luther's Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, the former South African President and iconic anti-apartheid revolutionary. The trailer shows a simple aerial shot of Elba's Mandela walking across a rural landscape with running children.
Elba is already being tipped for an Oscar nomination for his performance in the film, which is based on Mandela's own autobiographical book, Long Walk To Freedom, published in 1994.
However the choice of Londoner Idris Elba to play the part of the former South African president was a controversial one, as the much-loved leader has not yet been portrayed by a fellow South African on screen.
The film is directed by Justin Chadwick and stars Skyfall's Naomie Harris as Mandela's former wife Winnie.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Photos: Naomie arriving at Kensington Palace Fashion Rules Exhibition


Naomie Harris - Kensington Palace Fashion Rules Exhibition - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 5th July 2013




























Idris Elba and Naomie Harris star in new poster and trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom



Idris Elba and Naomie Harris star in new poster and trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

The Luther and Bond actors portray the former President of South Africa and his wife, Winnie, in this new biopic that's already looking like an awards contender...




Idris Elba and Naomie Harris star in new poster and trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Susanna Lazarus
Idris Elba is undoubtedly the man of the moment, with his hit BBC series Luther scaring the wits out of its audience on a weekly basis, plus a starring role in Guillermo del Toro's latest blockbuster, Pacific Rim. But his portrayal of former South African president, Nelson Mandela, looks set to launch his name amongst the coveted crop of Oscar hopefuls. 
The first trailer for upcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, co-starring fellow BritNaomie Harris as his wife, Winnie, charts Mandela's extraordinary life, from his early years in a rural village to the moment he became the first democratically elected President of South Africa. 
Mandela: Long Walk to FreedomWhile this first glimpse doesn't give us much footage, it does feature a rather spine-tingling voiceover from Elba, stating. "No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin. People learn to hate. They can be taught to love for love comes more naturally to the human heart."
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is scheduled for release just in time for awards season on 3 January 2014 - and based on this first glimpse, we have a feeling it's going to feature pretty heavily... 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Video:Naomie Harris on Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom BBC Breakfast interview



From Miss Moneypenny to Mrs Mandela: Naomie Harris on Nelson’s long walk to freedom

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Nelson Mandela is currently critically ill in hospital, but plans are still well underway to mark his 95th birthday next week.

People from all over the world will honour the man who became South Africa's first democratically elected president.

The remarkable story of his rural upbringing, his opposition to apartheid and how he coped with being in prison for 27 years was told in his autobiography - Long Walk to Freedom.

After a long wait, a film of the same name has finally been made.

Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom is due for release in January 2014.
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