Idris Elba Interview: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Elba chats the challenges of playing an icon

Idris Elba is getting serious awards nomination buzz for his spectacular turn as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

And for good reason - while he may not necessarily look like the African icon, his performance is spine-tinglingly spot-on.

We sat down with Elba to discuss the difficulties of nailing the accent, playing a real life legend and much more.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is in cinemas now.