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Video: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris discuss Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom #OscarWatch

Idris Elba and Naomie Harris discuss Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom #OscarWatch - BlackTree TV

Published on 13 Nov 2013
[BlackTree TV - Los Angeles] We sat down with both Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, the stars of Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, to talk about the challenges of performing in Soweto and bringing these characters to life.

Segment Producer/Journalist jamaal finkley

Based on the 1994 autobiography of the same name, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM chronicles the inspirational life of Nelson Mandela as an international icon and one of the world's most revered leaders. Directed by Justin Chadwick (THE FIRST GRADER, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) and adapted by Academy Award® nominated screenwriter William Nicholson (SHADOWLANDS, GLADIATOR, LES MISERABLES), the film spans Mandela's exceptional life journey from his early years as a herd boy in South Africa's rural Cape region, to his days as a lawyer and Apartheid resistance leader, and on to his twenty-seven years spent in Robben Island prison before becoming the nation's first democratically elected President. Acclaimed actor Idris Elba (THE WIRE, LUTHER, PROMETHEUS, PACIFIC RIM, THOR) stars, with Naomie Harris (THE FIRST GRADER, SKYFALL) playing the role of his wife Winnie Mandela, with whom he shared a passionate and troubled love affair that endured over decades. A stellar South African supporting cast is headlined by Tony Kgoroge (INVICTUS), Riaad Moosa (MATERIAL), Fana Mokoena (World War Z, Machine Gun Preacher), Jamie Bartlett (Beyond Borders), Deon Lotz (SKOONHEID, SLEEPER'S WAKE), Simo Mogwaza (DISTRICT 9), Terry Pheto (TSOTSI), Thapelo Mokoena (NOTHING FOR MAHALA), and Praise Singer and Poet of the Nation, Zolani Mkiva.

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