Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and Luther’s Idris Elba

Idris Elba has had a big 2013 with major roles in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and Pacific Rim. He’s capping the year off with Golden Globe nominations for both his title role in Mandela and his work on the BBC’s crime drama Luther. Elba is also known for his work on The WireSnowbizNow talks to Elba about his year.

Elba talks about his focus in the performance, saying that “the most important thing… was the presence of the man, which is a hard thing to capture and a very important component to capture,” and says that, because he doesn’t bear a physical resemblance to Mandela, he “really wanted to pay attention to the nuances about him, most importantly his voice.”

Listen to the full episode here.

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