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Articles Tagged 'Nelson Mandela'

Idris Elba

Idris Elba Makes His Mark in Toronto

Luther‘s Idris Elba has made a big impression on Toronto International Film Festival audiences with his portrayal of Nelson Mandela at the world premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Variety’s critic Scott Foundas has written: “Idris Elba gives a towering performance, a Mandela for the ages.” Elba found taking on the role quite a […]


Brits with Birthdays: ‘Luther’s Idris Elba Turns 41, and More

Idris Elba, the London-born actor who stars as the titular police detective in BBC America’s popular Luther series, celebrates his 41st birthday on Sept. 6. He has been in the news of late both because he has been giving interviews to publicize the long anticipated start ofLuther’s third season (which begins tomorrow, Sept. 3, on BBC America at […]

Free Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela and the Most Potent Protest Song Ever Recorded

Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 94, is currently critically ill in a hospital in Pretoria. He has been attempting to fight off a recurring lung infection, which has left him struggling to breathe unaided. Already his official spokesman has urged supporters not to hold out “false hopes” of a full recovery, and prepare for […]

Illness Updates: Amy Winehouse, Shirley Bassey

To Mandela or not to Mandela: that is the question for two of the greatest female singers of pop music. Amy Winehouse ‘s father says his daughter will perform at both Glastonbury and Nelson Mandela‘s 90th birthday concert – in spite of the fact she has been diagnosed with emphysema and was said to be […]