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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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42 Star Chadwick Boseman to Star in BLACK PANTHER; First Concept Art Revealed

Oct 28 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Collider

Marvel just dropped the mic and walked away on their huge Marvel Event announcing the movies that will fill their Phase 3 lineup.  Among the announcements was that one of the studio's worst-kept secrets, a Black Panther movie, has been confirmed and also has a release date.  The movie is set for November 3, 2017. Additionally, Marvel announced that the very talented Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) would be playing the title role (sorry, people who wa ...
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Idris Elba Begins Filming "Bastille Day"

Oct 20 2014 9:34pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Principal photography has officially begun on James Watkins' action thriller "Bastille Day" for Studio Canal and Focus Features. Charlotte Le Bon plays a young French woman Zoe who intends to plant a bomb in Paris to make a radical political statement without hurting anyone in the process, but changes her mind at the last moment. Unfortunately an American pickpocket (Richard Madden) steals her bag and dumps it ...
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'Game of Thrones' King Richard Madden is Celebrating 'Bastille Day'

Oct 3 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: First Showing

It seems like every week, one of the cast members of "Game of Thrones" books a role on the big screen. That's likely because there are so many characters in the HBO series that the cast is rather sizable, but it's also a testament to just how that show has made many of those actors in demand. The latest star of the fantasy series heading to the big screen is Richard Madden, the deceased former King of the North Rob St ...
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Richard Madden Is Celebrating Bastille Day

Oct 3 2014 3:48am CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's joining Idris Elba in the action thrillerIt’s been a while since the action thriller Bastille Day pinged our news radar. The last we heard (nearly a year ago), Idris Elba was attached to star. He’ll have some company, in the shape of Richard Madden.The thriller follows a rogue CIA operative assigned to interrogate a young American con artist and then make him disappear to as to avoid red faces in the government when the man is accused as the prime suspect in an attack ...
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Richard Madden Celebrating Bastille Day

Oct 2 2014 7:51pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Joining Idris Elba in the action thrillerIt’s been a while since the action thriller Bastille Day pinged our news radar. The last we heard (nearly a year ago), Idris Elba was attached to star. He’ll have some company, in the shape of Richard Madden.The thriller follows a rogue CIA operative assigned to interrogate a young American con artist and then make him disappear to as to avoid red faces in the government when the man is accused as the prime suspect in an attack on the Pari ...
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The Equalizer Shoots To The Top Of The US Box Office

Sep 28 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

The Boxtrolls steal thirdDenzel Washington has proved he’s got what it takes once again to open a film, collaborating for a second time with Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua to drive the violent, bloody film version of The Equalizer to the top of the US box office charts with $35 million, according to studio estimates.The success of the film is impressive given its mixed notices and the fact that it’s aimed more squarely at a more grown up audience than the usual ...
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Astrid Berges-Frisbey Is King Arthur's Guinevere

Sep 18 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

She'll join Charlie Hunnam at the Round TableWhile Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur film promises to be loaded with testosterone thanks to its knight-heavy ensemble, there will be at least one  balancing female presence in the group. Deadline reports that Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ mermaid Astrid Berges-Frisbey has been cast as Guinevere.Ritchie is currently filling his cast for the film, which Warner Bros. is hoping could launch a new franchise spanning as many as six instalme ...
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"Pirates" Mermaid To Become Guinevere

Sep 18 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "I Origins" actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey has signed on to play Guinevere in Guy Ritchie's "Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Frisbey beat out a number of other famed names vying for the role including Elizabeth Olsen, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander. Guinevere is of course the lover of Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) who ultimately betrays him for Lancelot. It's not kn ...
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‘No Good Deed’ Review

Sep 12 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: screen rant

In the end, No Good Deed is pretty much what it promises to be: your standard home-invasion thriller. No Good Deed follows Terri (Taraji P. Henson), an Atlanta housewife and mother of two, who finds herself having to make a risky decision on a dark and stormy night. That decision is whether or not to provide aid to one Colin Evans (Idris Elba), a tall, dark and handsome man who was apparently injured in car crash. Being the good woman that ...
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No Good Deed Exclusive: Taraji P. Henson Calls Idris Elba a "Monster!"

Sep 11 2014 4:53pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

In No Good Deed, star Taraji P. Henson plays Terri. And Terri makes a bit of an error in judgment when her husband’s out of town and she lets a stranger (Idris Elba) into her home who has car trouble. As you see in the No Good Deed trailer, it starts a terrifying journey that finds both actors channeling new heights of awesomeness. For Henson, tackling a character in Terri that finds inner strength that was there all along was such a joy. She also hopes it inspires those who share ...
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