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Friday, 7 June 2013
(PHOTO GIST): Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Hollywood actor, Idris Elba, 40, channels living legend Nelson Mandela in the new movie, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
Elba is the third Hollywood actor to play Mandela, others included Morgan Freeman and Terrence Howard.
Of his new role, Elba told The Guardian: “My film’s about his entire life. Anyone wanting to understand who Mandela was should go and watch my film. Morgan Freeman is outstanding. Terrence Howard is an outstanding actor. But my film is about his life.”
Elba has also been rumoured to be the next James Bond.