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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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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 on ...
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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 th ...
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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 key teen demo. This is Washingto ...
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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 hop ...
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"Pirates" Mermaid To Become Guinevere

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

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‘No Good Deed’ Review

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

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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 ...
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5 weeks ago

Stringer Bell and Jimmy McNulty to reunite (probably as fish) in FINDING DORY!

Sep 11 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

No word on who they're playing, but presumably they appear as a pair. Read the full article on AICN After PLANES payed homage to TOP GUN by featuring Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards as talking fighter jets, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised by any more unlikely reteams in animated family films.   But who saw this coming?   A decade after they last faced down on THE WIRE, Dominic West and Idris Elba (a.k.a. Jimmy McNulty and Strin ...
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5 weeks ago

Denzel Washington As James Bond? “Yes I Would”

Sep 9 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

In a piece of news that is more fun than real, Denzel Washington took part of an AMA Reddit Q&A to promote his film The Equalizer and it was the usual question and answers until one fan posed a query that probably should have been asked 30 years ago. Would he play James Bond? “The next James Bond? They better hurry up! Yes I would! Who's doing James Bond now..Daniel Craig! Did they shoot another one? Everybody should twe ...
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