U2 to perform Mandela song at Oscars

2014-02-13 08:47

Irish rock veterans U2 will play their Oscar-nominated song Ordinary Love from the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at this year's Academy Awards.

Gravity leads BAFTA nominations

2014-01-08 14:42

Gravity is leading this year's BAFTA Film nominations with 11 nods, while American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave are both up for 10 awards.

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.

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.


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

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Radebe: I cried during the film

2013-11-03 22:25

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe cried more than once during some of the scenes of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which premiered in Johannesburg.

Mandela film cost over R300m to make

2013-11-02 17:00

The film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" cost just over R350 million to make, film-maker Anant Singh says.

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.

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.

Mandela movie wins rave reviews

2013-09-10 09:29

The producers of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom have revealed the movie received an unprecedented 8-minute standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival.


A look at the star-studded international and South African cast as they meet the press upon the world premiere of the highly anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, and is set for release in SA on 29 November.

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Mandela movie gets ready for world stage

2013-09-05 15:38

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has lauded producer Anant Singh for his film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, which is due to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

First look: Mandela movie trailer

2013-07-19 12:16

The first full-length trailer for the long-awaited Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has been released. Watch it here.

Nelson Mandela role 'meant so much'

2013-07-17 09:41

Idris Elba says landing the role of Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom "meant so much" to him because he was able to represent a true legend.

First look: Mandela movie poster

2013-05-20 13:11

The first teaser poster for the long-awaited Nelson Mandela biographical film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, has been unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival.


Mandela movie praised for Golden Globe win

2014-01-13 15:00

A song by Irish rock group U2 composed for the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has won a Golden Globe award, the film's producer Anant Singh has said in a statement.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Naomie Harris back for Bond

2013-09-17 19:15

Naomie Harris is set to take on more action scenes as Miss Moneypenny in the new James Bond film when it begins shooting next year.

'Mandela with muscles' wows in Toronto

2013-09-09 14:01

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of reverence for its subject, and a few extra pounds of muscle, too.


South Africa is going big at the Toronto Film Festival, with six proudly South African films set to be showcased at 38th instalment of the prestigious festival which is seen as a good indicator of the movies to contend at the Oscars.

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Mandela movie to debut in Toronto

2013-07-24 12:43

A highly anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic, the story of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and a lesbian love story will headline in Toronto in the kick-off to Oscar season.


A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs, Grant Swanby. In SA cinemas 6 December.

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Watch the official teaser trailer for the Nelson Mandela biopic, starring Idris Elba as Mandela, Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, Gys de Villiers as FW De Klerk, Fana Mokoena as Govan Mbeki, singer Nomfusi Gotyana as Miriam Makeba, and SA comedian Riaad Moosa as Ahmed Kathrada. The movie is set for release in South Africa on 6 December.

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Idris Elba stunned by Mandela role

2013-02-11 14:17

British actor Idris Elba says he couldn't believe the news when he heard he had landed the role of Nelson Mandela in Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom.

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