ARTICLES RELATING TO IDRIS ELBA

Idris Elba: From Mandela to murderer

2014-09-17 06:00

British actor Idris Elba has come a long way from his east London roots. The son of a car factory worker, he is now one of Hollywood's most sought-after stars.

Mandela star wants a cameo in Girls

2014-01-23 17:30

Idris Elba is eager for a cameo role in HBO comedy Girls after meeting Lena Dunham on The Graham Norton Show.

Shock as Mandela actors fail to secure BAFTA nominations

2014-01-09 17:00

Idris Elba has joked he will fly into a rage as his Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom co-star Naomie Harris was snubbed for a BAFTA award.

Idris Elba to DJ at London hotspot

2013-12-27 16:00

Idris Elba will make a DJ appearance in London, marking his first gig since the whirlwind success of his latest movie.

Mandela film gets 3 Golden Globe nominations

2013-12-13 08:20

A film about the life of former president Nelson Mandela titled Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has received three Golden Globe nominations.

Idris Elba's new album is 'love letter' to Madiba

2013-12-12 20:00

Idris Elba has revealed that his next album is a "love letter" to the late Nelson Mandela, who he plays in the forthcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Idris Elba struggled with Mandela accent

2013-12-09 16:30

Idris Elba admits he was concerned about taking on the role of Nelson Mandela in his new biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom because he couldn't perfect Mandela's accent.

Idris Elba based Mandela role on his dad

2013-12-07 09:00

Idris Elba based his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on his late father.

Mandela inspired music, movies and poems

2013-12-06 19:00

Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community.

Actors who have played Nelson Mandela

2013-12-06 15:46

Actors have described it as a great honour to potray Nelson Mandela. Here are the men who have played Mandela.

Celebrities pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

2013-12-06 13:27

Celebrities including actor Idris Elba, musician Paul Simon and TV personality Oprah Winfrey have paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.

Mandela movie rakes in R4m at SA box office

2013-12-02 20:03

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has emerged as the highest grossing film in South Africa this past weekend, earning over R4m.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

2013-11-20 09:29

Mandela does not shy away from Madiba’s flawed past, with Idris Elba shining as the freedom icon, but it does lack something to make it truly awe-inspiring.

George Clooney says Typhoon Haiyan is 'a terrible disaster'

2013-11-11 11:32

The mounting death toll in the Philippines weighed heavily on the minds of George Clooney and Idris Elba, honoured at the Britannia Awards in Los Angeles at the weekend.

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Video footage of the Mandela movie stars and South African politicians attending the Johannesburg premiere on Sunday.

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Red carpets at Mandela film premiere

2013-11-03 17:55

Bright lights and rolling cameras have lined the red carpet at the premiere of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Thor: The Dark World (3D)

2013-10-29 09:03

In true Marvel movie style, Thor: The Dark World is like running a marathon through the entire universe, leaving the plot where you expect it to be - in the deep dark corners of space.

Mandela film to be screened in US schools

2013-10-16 07:58

The film based on the life of former president Nelson Mandela, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, will be introduced to American classrooms, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has said.

Idris Elba claims fame has ruined his love life

2013-10-03 20:30

Idris Elba insists becoming famous has ruined his love life and he misses the days before he shot to fame when he was more accessible to women.

 

Disney planning live action Dumbo movie

2014-07-11 05:00

Disney are planning to release a live action Dumbo film which will re-tell the touching story of a baby elephant who learns to fly with a new human story.

Idris Elba feels 'in-between places' and can't settle down

2014-01-04 10:00

Idris Elba feels like he's "in-between places" and "can't really settle down yet" and decide on a permanent home for him and his pregnant girlfriend Naiyana Garth.

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Glamour Magazine UK compiled their list of the sexiest men for 2013. Do you think they got it right?

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Idris Elba initially refused to play Mandela

2013-12-13 07:00

Idris Elba hung up the phone on his agent when he was first approached to play Nelson Mandela.

Applause as Idris Elba is nominated for Mandela movie

2013-12-12 16:53

Idris Elba has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in the film Nelson Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom.

Hollywood hails Mandela, after long walk to big screen

2013-12-09 17:30

Hollywood has a long history with Nelson Mandela, whose life story was seemingly made for the big screen - and stars and filmmakers have lined up to pay tribute to him.

Mandela film shifts from tribute to eulogy

2013-12-09 07:45

With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom transforms from a living tribute to a big-screen eulogy.

Mandela film breaks box office records in SA

2013-12-06 20:00

A movie depicting the life of Nelson Mandela has become South Africa's highest grossing picture after its opening last week, its producers have said.

Idris Elba mourning loss of Nelson Mandela

2013-12-06 17:00

Idris Elba was saddened at the loss "of one the greatest human beings to have walked this earth" after hearing Nelson Mandela died.

Actors who have played Nelson Mandela

2013-12-06 14:26

Actors have described it as a great honour to potray Nelson Mandela. Here are the men who have played Mandela in the movies over the years.

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New Mandela trailer

2013-12-06 07:33

The latest trailer for the critically acclaimed Nelson Mandela biopic about the struggle of South Africa's most famous former president.

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Top 10 at the box office

2013-12-02 12:47

Catching Fire has earned $75m and Frozen has brought in $67m to become the largest Thanksgiving opener.

Sacha Baron Cohen pushes 87-year-old woman off the stage at televised awards

2013-11-11 10:26

Sacha Baron Cohen spiced up the newly televised Britannia Awards at the weekend by "accidentally" pushing a woman's wheelchair off the stage as he accepted an award.

Does Idris Elba have a girlfriend?

2013-11-07 19:00

Idris Elba is reportedly dating make-up artist Naiyana Garth and their relationship is beginning to get serious after she was introduced to his family and friends recently.

5 photos from the Mandela movie premiere that made us feel good inside

2013-11-04 08:54

The film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom about former president Nelson Mandela's life was emotional to watch.

Hollywood stars flying to SA to promote Mandela movie

2013-10-31 08:19

British actors Idris Elba and Naomi Harris will be in South Africa over the weekend to promote their film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

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New Mandela trailer

2013-10-18 09:12

The latest trailer for the critically acclaimed Nelson Mandela biopic about the struggle of South Africa's most famous former president.

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Mandela film gets royal premiere

2013-10-11 07:49

A film about the life of former president Nelson Mandela has been selected as the Royal Film Performance for 2013, in the United Kingdom, its producers have said.

Mandela actor talks about 'tragic' secret

2013-09-20 22:00

Idris Elba has opened up about the most "tragic" moment of his life - when he realised his son was another man's child.

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