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Idris Elba makes us believe in Mandela again
As the world lays the great Nelson Mandela to rest, the Weinstein biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" arrives, opening in theaters Dec. 25, and if it isn't the best possible biographical film about the great anti-apartheid leader, it is certainly welcome and good enough, thanks to the towering presence of British actor Idris Elba.
Stately - Mandela' humanizes an African icon
As Nelson Mandela, Idris Elba towers over the rest of the cast in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
The Ticket: Mandela, Apartheid and the movies
Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, listens to plans for the celebration of his 90th birthday in Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 5, 2008.
'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Director on Adapting the Life of The South African Icon
Justin Chadwick speaks with THR about awards buzz, Idris Elba's transformative performance and why he first said no to an offer to tell Mandela's story.
'Gripping' Madiba film tells our story
Based on Mandela's book, Long Walk to Freedom which was first published in 1994, the film chronicles his life's journey from his childhood in a rural village to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela and Idris Elba Deserve Better Than Mandela
What becomes a legend most? After prolonged incubation, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom offers the biopic's usual reply: legend itself.
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Idris Elbaa s transformation from drug dealer to a Mandelaa
Idris Elba got his big break playing Stringer Bell on HBO's "The Wire." Now, he's breaking out in the film world.