Cape Town – The iconic Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has changed the face of South Africa through her political action and her social outreach.
With the news of the 81-year-old struggle veteran’s death we celebrate her life by taking a look at four women that portrayed Ma Winnie on the big and small screen.
This list includes movies and TV series; featuring local and international stars.
1. Sophie Okonedo
This London-born actress played Winnie on the small screen in a TV series called Mrs Mandela (2010) and got rave reviews.
Here’s the trailer for the series that was broadcast on the BBC:
2. Naomie Harris
This Cambridge University educated actress played Winnie in a popular film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), alongside Idris Alba as the charming Madiba.
Here's the trailer:
3. Jennifer Hudson
While American Idol alumni Jennifer Hudson’s portrayal of Winnie did not win rave reviews for her performance in this film – which was called Winnie Mandela (2011) - her song from the soundtrack was a hit.
Here’s the trailer:
4. Terry Pheto
The latest addition to the rooster of actresses to step into the formidable shoes of Mrs Mandela; the title of the film in which she stars is Madiba (2017) and also features Laurence Fishburne.
Watch the trailer here: