The life story of Nelson Mandela
- a powerful tale of a charismatic lawyer and human rights activist working to dismantle apartheid, only to land in prison for 27 years and ultimately become country's first democratically elected president - has been told time and time again. Most recently, British star Idris Elba portrays the anti-apartheid figure on screen. Click through to see a sampling of actors who've depicted the revolutionary in film.
By Christy Khoshaba (Debbi Yazbek / AFP / Getty Images)
Television remembers and pays tribute to Nelson Mandela.
The official memorial service for Nelson Mandela, from the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, will begin at 1 a.m. PST, Tuesday (11 a.m. locally in South Africa), and will be covered as breaking news by the major networks and cable news channels. CSPAN and CSPAN2 will air live coverage from 1 a.m. thru 5 a.m., Tuesday, repeating at 5 p.m., Tuesday. President Obama is scheduled to speak.
Mandela: The Leader You Know, The Man You Didn't 8 p.m., IFC
Behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews with Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, and the process of making the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” (N)
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