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Idris Elba based Mandela role on dad

Idris Elba based Mandela role on dad

Dec 6 2013, 3:04am CST | by Bang Movies

Idris Elba based his Nelson Mandela role on his late father. The 41-year-old actor plays the anti-apartheid revolutionary, who died last night (05.12.13) aged 95, in biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to...

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Idris Elba based Mandela role on dad

Dec 6 2013, 3:04am CST | by Bang Movies

Idris Elba based his Nelson Mandela role on his late father.

The 41-year-old actor plays the anti-apartheid revolutionary, who died last night (05.12.13) aged 95, in biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', and admits he looks very similar to his late father, who recently passed away from lung cancer aged 76, when portraying Mandela as an old man.

When asked how he felt when he saw himself with white hair and wrinkles while playing the former South African President at a later stage of his life, he replied: ''Funny, because that's how we designed the older Mandela to assimilate how I would look, and ironically I looked just like my old man. I designed my Mandela on my dad.''

Idris admits his father got emotional when he watched his son take on the iconic role because he knew it would be one of the last times he would see him on the big screen.

He added to The Sun newspaper: ''He cried. He was so emotional, because I think he must have known, if I'm really honest about it.

''He must have thought it was one of the last times he was going to see one of my really big performances.

''It's a sad film and now, when I think about it, it must have been emotional for him. He must have known. We were all in denial. It was a great moment to share.''

Idris attended the Royal Premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' in London's Leicester Square last night alongside his co-star Naomie Harris - who plays Mandela's ex-wife Winnie - as well as Prince William and Duchess Catherine, and the 'Luther' actor admits he did ''so much'' research before he started filming.

He told BANG Showbiz: ''I was more of a journalist than an actor when I first got the role [as Mandela]. I didn't know as much as I'd like to about him, there is so much to learn.

''Especially about his aura, about the way people feel about him because you can't really act that. You just have to have some understanding of it, so that's what I did.''

Mandela's daughters Zindzi and Zenani Mandela were also at the premiere and they immediately left the screening of the movie - which is based on the late leader's 1994 autobiography of the same name - upon hearing about their father's death.

A spokesman for the Nelson Mandela Foundation said: ''They received the news of their father's passing during the screening and immediately left the cinema.''

Source: Bang Movies

 
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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Shere Khan in Jungle Book: Origins

Aug 20 2014 1:20am CDT | Source: Total Film

After watching Disney make a series of canny casting announcements over the past few months, Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book: Origins has responded by adding Benedict Cumberbatch to its ranks. Cumberbatch will be supplying the dulcet tones of nefarious tiger, Shere Khan, a part that will be voiced by Idris Elba in the Disney version. No other cast members have been confirmed as yet, but with Scarlett Jo ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Shere Khan in The Jungle Book!

Aug 19 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Who doesn't love Benedict Cumberbatch? He's Smaug, Sherlock and Khan, and he is one of the nicest nerd-actors to boot. The man is just so darned polite! He actively changed the name of his fandom because he was uncomfortable with a word that he felt to be derogatory; how's that for fan appreciation? He dances, he's silly, he makes hilarious videos and always takes pictures with his fans, he offi ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Andy Serkis' Jungle Book: Origins

Aug 19 2014 2:42pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He'll voice Shere KhanWe’ve had a virtual ark’s worth of animal voice casting announcements for Jon Favreau’s Disney-backed take on a new Jungle Book film, yet heard very little about Andy Serkis’ competing project, Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros. That all changed today when The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch has agreed to lend his distinctive voice box to lethal tiger Shere Khan.Yes, ladies and gents: we have a Khan-off in the making! In the ...
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Cumberbatch Is Khan In "Jungle Book: Origins"

Aug 19 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play a different kind of Khan as he joins the voice cast of "Jungle Book: Origins" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Cumberbatch will voice Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger and villain of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of a boy named Mowgli who is raised by jungle animals. Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut on the movie which is expected to be quite faithful to the dark material and sport ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’ JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS

Aug 19 2014 11:52am CDT | Source: Collider

Jon Favreau’s version of The Jungle Book for Disney already has Neel Sethi, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito on board and is barreling towards an October 9, 2015 debut, but now Andy Serkis’ rendition for Warner Bros., which is now titled Jungle Book: Origins, is making some moves, too. Serkis’ Jungle Book just locked its v ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ As Another Khan

Aug 19 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Disney and Warner Bros. are both making Jungle Book movies. Disney’s will be out October 2015, and the Warner Bros. one comes out October 2016. Disney has Jon Favreau directing, Warner Bros. has Andy Serkis. Disney has Idris Elba voicing the villainous Shere Khan and now Warner Bros. has cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the same role in Jungle Book: Origins. Read more about the Benedict Cumberbatch Jungle Book casting below. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news ...
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Samantha Barks Heads Down A Hundred Streets

Aug 14 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Ken Stott, Charlie Creed Miles and more aboard the dramaWith Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba locked in to star, director Jim O’Hanlon has been busy building the rest of the ensemble for his slice-of-London-life drama A Hundred Streets. Les Miserables’ Samantha Barks is aboard alongside Charlie Creed-Miles, Ken Stott, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Cullen and Emma Rigby.Set in the teeming metropolis, A Hundred Streets aims to be something in the vein ...
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Exclusive: DC and Batman artist Lee Bermejo talks women, Idris Elba, and Comic-Con

Aug 1 2014 10:26pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

At this year's San Diego Comic Con, Moviepilot sat down with DC comic book artist Lee Bermejo, whose long body of work includes art and writing credits on titles such as Batman: Noël, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, Before Watchmen: Rorschach, and Joker. Bermejo sat down to discuss his hopes for upcoming superhero movies, his pick for a live-action Batman, and a "shift" in comics fandom that's really been here the whole time. Note: When you' ...
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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 from a scrip ...
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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 more about The Jungle Boo ...
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