Magazine article Screen International

Royal Premiere for Mandela Film

Magazine article Screen International

Royal Premiere for Mandela Film

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has been selected for this year's Royal Film Performance.

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund made the announcement about the film, which is based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography, stars Idris Elba in the title role and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last month.

The Royal and European Premiere event will take place on Dec 5 at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema, with members of the Royal Family, cast and filmmakers in attendance.

This film spans Mandela's life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is directed by Justin Chadwick and stars British actress Naomie Harris as Mandela's second wife Winnie.

William Nicholson (Gladiator, Les Miserables) wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Anant Singh of Distant Horizon and by David M. …

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