British film director Justin Chadwick during a news conference held on the eve of the South African premier of the film Mandela – Long Walk To Freedom, in Johannesburg, Saturday Nov. 2, 2013. The biographical film directed by Chadwick , is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s, on left, autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. British actor Idris Elba stars as Mandela, (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was amused by the elaborate makeup process a British actor went through to play him in a film based on his autobiography, the movie’s producer said Saturday of a special screening for the former South African president last year.
“Is that me?” Anant Singh, the South African producer of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” recalled a smiling Mandela as saying Login to read more