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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.''

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Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Batman v Superman, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lego Batman 3

Nov 4 2014 7:00pm CST | Source: slash film

Is is actually possible Gwen Stacy could come back for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise? Did Scott Lang’s profession change in the Ant-Man movie? Where is Batman v Superman filming with the full roster of the cast? How does Joss Whedon feel about some of the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers? Want to read a few pages from a Black Widow script? When can you see some new Marvel Studios footage on TV? ...
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At Least One MCU Character Is Crossing Into ANT-MAN!!

Nov 3 2014 12:53pm CST | Source: aintitcool

ANT-MAN opens Summer 2015. Read the full article on AICN THIS WEEKEND we learned that Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki would be appearing in next Summer’s AGE OF ULTRON.   Given the amount of skillful continuity being brought to bear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe these days…and how thoroughly the ‘solo’ Marvel films seem to be interlaced with an over-arcing storyline…this news didn’t exactly come a ...
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Idris Elba Reveals 2 Cameos in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Nov 3 2014 9:58am CST | Source: Collider

We’ve already got Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and then some, but apparently there’s still room for more in Avengers: Age of Ultron because it’s just been revealed that we’ve got two additional charac ...
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Avengers Age of Ultron: Loki & Heimdall Will Appear!

Nov 3 2014 9:00am CST | Source: movie fanatic

Idris Elba either has confidence that he can say what he wants at this point in his career, and we think he does. Or, he’s just so excited about appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron that he let it slip. And not only did he let it out during an interview with Britain’s The Telegraph, he admitted that he and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki will share a scene in the flick with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor! "I'm in Avengers," Elba said. "And ...
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Two More Popular Marvel Characters Have Cameos In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Nov 3 2014 8:00am CST | Source: Slash Film

Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be big. Very big. Even the first teaser trailer hints at things we weren’t quite sure we’d see in a Marvel movie. Captain America’s shield broken, Steve Rogers somehow in the past, Iron Man fighting The Hulk, Black Panther references, etc. And, of course, some of that stuff can be explained when you look at the Phase 3 plans. Others can’t though and now a few more seemingly inexplicable, bu ...
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Movie News: Loki Returns for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'; Channing Tatum's 'Gambit' Moving Forward As 'X-Men' Spin-off

Nov 3 2014 7:22am CST | Source: movies.com

The Avengers: Age of Ultron: Idris Elba, who co-starred in the Thor movies as Heimdall, revealed that he and Tom Hiddleston will be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The casting was evidently meant as a surprise: "I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth [Thor] and Tom Hiddleston [Loki], and they’re like, [whispers] – ‘Aren’t you [meant to be] in Ibiza?’" All secrets will be unveiled when the movie hits theaters next May. [Telegraph]   Star Wars: Episode VII: As production on Star ...
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Idris Elba: Tom Hiddleston and I Appear in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Nov 3 2014 6:56am CST | Source: yahoo

Idris Elba tells a U.K. newspaper that he and Tom Hiddleston appear in a scene in 'Avengers: ...
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Three Big "Ultron," "Ant-Man" Cameos Revealed?

Nov 3 2014 5:39am CST | Source: Dark Horizons

Three surprise cameos in Marvel Studios' two big films for 2015 were seemingly revealed over the weekend. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD It began with "Luther" star Idris Elba, who played Heimdall in the two "Thor" films. In a new interview with The Telegraph, he indicated his character will make an appearance in the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron". Not only that, but he' ...
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New Cast Members Revealed For Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Nov 3 2014 3:20am CST | Source: Empire Online

In a single but likely significant sceneWith a big trailer now out there and the release only six months away, we pretty much thought we knew the entire cast of Avengers: Age Of Ultron by now. Joss Whedon is once again the writer and director, and in front of the camera we have the exhaustive roster of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, James Spader (via performance capture), Paul Bettany, Do ...
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Idris Elba reveals Heimdall and Loki will appear in Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Nov 3 2014 12:51am CST | Source: Total Film

Idris Elba has confirmed that he will make a brief appearance in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, having recently filmed a scene alongside some of his fellow Asgardians. Having spent the summer hosting a DJ residency in Ibiza, Elba reveals that he also took a brief break from the White Isle to link up with Earth’s mightiest heroes to reprise his role as Heimdall. “I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston,” Elba told the Telegraph, "and t ...
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