For Oscar and Grammy-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, the decision to play anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela in her first lead role was no easy matter, especially when she saw what the former South African first lady meant to the nation. In the biopic 'Winnie Mandela,' Hudson plays the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela from the time she met him as a young woman, through decades as the public face for her imprisoned husband's fight against white rule.
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. The film stars Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela. Theis is the first trailer in HD
The ex-wife of South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela says his condition is improving after three weeks in hospital. But Winnie Mandela, speaking on Friday outside his former Soweto home, issued a note of caution over media coverage.
Her real life is almost a fairy tale, filled with heartbreak, success, and triumphs against all odds. So it is appropriate that Jennifer Hudson channeled her inner spirit in playing Winnie Mandela, a strong woman who defies the odds and rallied a nation. She's in high demand but Hudson took time out to talk about putting this piece of history out there for the world to see.
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Award-winning documentary traces the life of South African president Nelson Mandela - from his boyhood days, work as an anti-apartheid activist, his prison time and eventual release are recounted.
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