Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
About the Film
About the Director
The great Idris Elba, best known for his roles on TV’s THE WIRE and LUTHER, transforms into the legendary Nelson Mandela in this exhilarating screen adaptation of the political leader’s autobiography. Director Justin Chadwick’s (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) portrait charts the incredible true story of the many struggles that took Mandela from South Africa's rural Cape region to armed struggle and arrest, and then to the president's mansion as his nation's first democratically elected leader. More than just a historical biopic, the film also tracks the incredible love story between Mandela and his wife Winnie, soulfully embodied by Naomie Harris.
Justin Chadwick was born in Salford, England and graduated from the University of Leicester. He has directed episodes for the television programs BLEAK HOUSE, SHAKESPEARE SHORTS, and SPOOKS, and the feature films THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL ('08), THE FIRST GRADER ('10), and MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM ('13).
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