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Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Jul 17 2013, 2:20am CDT | by

Idris Elba claims it ''meant so much'' to land the lead role in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. The 40-year-old actor plays Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biographical film and admits he was over...

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Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Jul 17 2013, 2:20am CDT | by

Idris Elba claims it ''meant so much'' to land the lead role in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.

The 40-year-old actor plays Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biographical film and admits he was over the moon when he was chosen to represent the South African anti-apartheid icon because it was such a big opportunity to educate people on a ''legend''.

Speaking to Reuters UK, he said: ''It meant so much to me, it's such a massive opportunity to be part of a true legend's life, and more importantly, the film re-educates people on this legend.

''I never met Mr. Mandela because he was very ill, so our interpretation of him was without his personal influence. But the script is such a good script, and obviously it comes from his book, and the book speaks for itself.''

Idris - who is known for playing Heimdall in 'Thor' - claims he felt immense pressure when he was handed the part because he'd never done a biopic movie before but isn't concerned about people judging him on his acting skills.

He explained: ''This is the first real biopic I've done, and there's no real difference in the process, but it's Mr. Mandela. So that's huge, everyone knows who he is and what he sounds like, and I look nothing like him.

''If I get judged, which I will, about my performance or how I sound or how I look, I think people miss the point. The point is that this is called 'Long Walk to Freedom', this is the book about his life and it's his own words.''

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Bill Murray to Play Baloo in Disney's 'The Jungle Book'

Aug 1 2014 8:06pm CDT | Source: yahoo

The actor joins the voicecast that includes Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o and Idris Elba. By Aaron Couch Bill Murray is headed to Disney’s The Jungle Book. He will voice Baloo. Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/animation combination ...
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‘The Jungle Book’ Adds Christopher Walken And Giancarlo Esposito

Jul 28 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: slash film

Jon Favreau is filling his jungle with the best of the best. He’s currently casting a new, live action take on The Jungle Book and just added Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito to the cast. That cast already includes Oscar winners Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o alongside popular actors Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson. They’ll all provide voices as Mowgli (newcover Neel Sethi) grows up among the animals in the jungle. Read ...
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EMMYS: British Continue To Invade Acting Categories

Jul 10 2014 1:25pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Cor blimey, the British aren’t coming — they’re here to stay. Including Ricky Gervais’ surprise Emmy nomination as Lead Actor in a Comedy series for Derek this morning, there are 15 nods for Brits in the acting races this year. If we add voice-overs, Jeremy Irons and Daniel Craig would make it 17 performance nods. Last year, there were 14 total. British actors have been plying their trade in U.S. series for ages, but this crop boasts a lot of British-based (or instigated) production ...
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Disney to Make a Live-Action 'Dumbo'

Jul 9 2014 1:39am CDT | Source: movie pilot

As Point of Geeks reports, there is a new film genre being made at Disney Studios. Disney has several top-tier licenses at their disposal, including Star Wars and Marvel Studios, but they haven't forgotten that their own brand is valuable as well. The studio had an enormous hit on their hands with Maleficent earlier this year. The modern reworking of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale has made over $215 million dollars domestically and continues to add to its total.Disney had it ...
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No Good Deed Trailer: Idris Elba Is Baaaaaad...

Jun 12 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Whoever saw The Wire knows: Idris Elba can charm and menace the bejusus out of the most fearless motherf+%ker - to employ the lingo of said HBO masterpiece. In the trailer for No Good Deed, a psychological thriller very much flying under our radar, the victim of Elba's overbearing presence is played by Taraji P. Henson. While the Luther star played his fair share of criminals (The Wire, American Gangster) this looks by ...
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