First full trailer for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom: watch now

“My name is Nelson Mandela”

With Nelson Mandela having celebrated his 95th birthday yesterday, the timing seems perfect for the release of the first full trailer for upcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

The new film follows Mandela’s journey from rural village child to burgeoning anti apartheid figurehead, and finally his election to the South African presidency.

The new trailer gives us even more opportunity to savour what looks like a remarkable central performance from Idris Elba, who is understandably drawing Oscar speculation already…

Take a look, below…

Having seen Elba crop up in a range of bit-parts in big Hollywood blockbusters, this finally looks like the first post-Stringer role worthy of the actor’s talents. Put simply, he is truly stunning here.

Directed by Justin Chadwick and co-starring Naomie Harris, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom opens in the UK on 3 January 2014.

What do you think of the new trailer? Tell us, below!


    • funnyfaceking

      Jul 19th 2013, 8:33

      "this finally looks like the first post-Stringer role worthy of the actor’s talents." someone hasn't seen Luther

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    • gwales

      Jul 19th 2013, 8:48

      I'm quite partial to a bit of Luther actually. But Stringer Bell, it ain't...

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    • RAClements

      Jul 19th 2013, 11:04

      Of course it's nothing like Stringer Bell - that's the point, surely? Luther is, to me at least, the apotheosis of the maerick cop shop, and is brillaintly knowing in this. It's a world away from the ralisim of The Wire. It's apples and oranges.

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    • mattburgess

      Jul 19th 2013, 13:15

      Yet another mistake / comment-against-the-consensus from George Wales...

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 19th 2013, 14:39

      Idris you better hire a tailor for the beginning of next year cause it looks like you'll be doing the awards circuit.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 19th 2013, 15:06

      Tonight we are CANCELLING THE APARTHEID!

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Jul 19th 2013, 15:45

      @Ali1748, I am not going to lie, that really made me laugh!!!!!!

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    • FBMHobbs

      Jul 19th 2013, 15:48

      FFS TF don't give away the ending to this one...

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