Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Idris Elba's Nelson Mandela movie is phenomenal

FIONA PHILLIPS COLUMNIdris Elba's Nelson Mandela movie is phenomenal


Elba and Harris are phenomenal as Nelson and Winnie, with Idris having to endure four hours of make-up before playing the older Mandela


Iconic: Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Iconic: Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedo
m
At last year’s Pride of Britain awards, actor Idris Elba caused a series of spontaneous swoons around the room.
So it was a great privilege to meet him and his beautiful co-star Naomie Harris at a special screening of the forthcoming movie Mandela.
Elba and Harris are phenomenal as Nelson and Winnie, with Idris having to endure four hours of make-up before playing the older Mandela.
Lawyer Iqbal Meer, who represented the iconic South African leader while in prison, told me how, when he first went to Robben Island, “I saw Nelson in prison shorts and sandals.
"He was my hero. And I cried to see him like that”.
Mr Meer joked he was at the screening to make sure there wasn’t anything untoward in the film.
“You’ll see me twitching if there is,” he said. He didn’t.
The movie’s released early next year.


Check out all the latest News, Sport & Celeb gossip at Mirror.co.uk http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fiona-phillips-mandela-filth-movies-2313277#ixzz2gPBg1VLg
Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook

Mandela film wins international award

Mandela film gets international award




A film about the life of former president Nelson Mandela received an award at the Aspen Filmfest, its producers said on Thursday.

The film, titled "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom", which premiered at the Toronto film festival last month, received the Audience Favourite Feature Award in the United States on Wednesday night.

It was up against The Fight Estate, August, Osage Country, Nebraska, and One Chance. Some of those movies included actresses Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.

In the Mandela production, Idris Elba played Mandela while Naomi Harris played Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

South African actress Terry Pheto co-starred in the film.

The Aspen Filmfest, which is an affiliate of Aspen Film, one of Colorado's most active film arts organisations, is an internationally recognised film festival.

"Even though the Aspen Filmfest is a small festival, it is very prestigious. It has the best of the line-up for Oscar contenders for the year-end in the run up to the 2014 Academy Awards," Anant Singh, the film producer, said in a statement.

"We are delighted that [this movie] came out tops, especially in contention with these quality films."

-Sapa