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The cast and crew of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom discuss the making of the film


Released on 3 January, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom explores the extraordinary life of the former South African President. The cast and crew of the film, including star Idris Elba, discuss doing his story justice in this behind-the-scenes featurette.

"Think of Mandela and one has an image in their head immediately," says Elba, who is being tipped for an Oscar for his powerful performance as the late, iconic leader. "Our film explores who he was as a man."

Watch the featurette and tell us whether you think Idris will walk away with the Oscar next year.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is released on 3 January 2014.