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Why films “Chi-Raq” and “Beast of No Nation” are game-changers

Spike Lee's gang satire and the Idris Elba war drama couldn't get made in the traditional Hollywood system.

Anthony Horowitz apologises after calling Idris Elba ‘too street’ to play James Bond

James Bond author makes a statement after being criticised for telling the Daily Mail that Idris Elba should not play Bond.

Roger Moore denies racist comments about Idris Elba playing James Bond

Roger Moore has denied making racist comments about Idris Elba’s chances of replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond.

Long Walk to Freedom sequel to hit bookshops next year

Pan Macmillan announces it has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to the book which is likely to tackle Mandela’s divorce from his second wife Winnie.

Blockbuster star Idris Elba talks new indie film, ‘Mi Mandela’ and romcoms

Actor Idris Elba talks about ‘Mi Mandela’, a Luther-inspired album and his directorial film debut.

Idris Elba’s debut album a fitting tribute to Mandela

The M&G has been given one of the first listens to the award-winning actor's new album "Mi Mandela", a concept album based on the music Madiba liked.

Why do Hollywood stars play leads in South African stories?

A host of international productions are being filmed on our shores, but even the tales of Nelson Mandela’s life were played by foreign actors.

European gold mine for Mandela film

A film based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography is expected to rake in millions in Europe, say its producers.

More nominations roll in for Mandela film

"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" has received two more nominations, this time at the London Critics Circle Film awards.

Mandela film gets three Golden Globe nominations

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

Nelson Mandela in the movies

In film, the role of the former ANC activist and president of South Africa has traditionally been approached with great reverence.

Movie of the week: ‘Long Walk to Freedom’

The makers of "Long Walk to Freedom" have made a highly watchable film of Nelson Mandela's life story while remaining faithful to the facts.

It’s a story of love and forgiveness

The "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" director Justin Chadwick talks to the M&G's Shaun de Waal about making the long-awaited film.

Elba’s Madiba gets nod from Mandelas

When Idris Elba arrived at the premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom", he drew some of the ­adulation usually reserved for the great statesman.

Mandela movie: How do you capture the life of a legend?

Mandela film lead actor Idris Elba, director Justin Chadwick and producer Anant Singh explain what it took to do Madiba's story justice.

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