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Must-See: Idris Elba on Staying in Robben Island Prison Cell For Mandela Role


During Idris Elba's preparation for his role in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom as South African political leader Nelson Mandela, he visited the exact prison where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, Robben Island. On another episode of Oprah's Next Chapter Elba recounts the details of staying overnight at the prison. "I had the most amazing sense of loss," reveals Elba. 

Listen to Elba share his experience in the Next Chapter clip above. Watch the full episode on Sunday at 9/8c.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nelson Mandela in the Movies

  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
  • Winnie
  • Mrs. Mandela (2010)
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