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Video: Mandela on the big and small screens

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-12-06

Nelson Mandela has been brought to life in various films over the years, played by actors from Sidney Poitier to Morgan Freeman to Idris Elba (left), star of the most recent biopic about the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon.

When the lights went up after the London premiere of the latest big-screen biopic about Nelson Mandela, Justin Chadwicke’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, the audience was informed that the South African leader had just passed away.

After the screening, the film’s star, Idris Elba, released a statement: “What an honour it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Elba is the latest actor to portray the internationally beloved figure, following in the footsteps of such performers as Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Terrence Howard and others.

Here is a look back at the trailers of films about Mandela.

 

Date created : 2013-12-06

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