A landmark six-part miniseries on the life of Nelson Mandela.
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Laurence Fishburne ...  Nelson Mandela 6 episodes, 2017
Orlando Jones ...  Oliver Tambo 6 episodes, 2017
David Harewood ...  Walter Sisulu 6 episodes, 2017
Michael Nyqvist ...  H.F. Verwoerd 6 episodes, 2017
Terry Pheto ...  Winnie Mandela 6 episodes, 2017
Jason Kennett Jason Kennett ...  Joe Slovo 6 episodes, 2017
Kate Liquorish ...  Ruth First 6 episodes, 2017
Hlomla Dandala Hlomla Dandala ...  Govan Mbeki 6 episodes, 2017
Meren Reddy ...  Ahmed Kathrada 6 episodes, 2017
David Butler David Butler ...  John Vorster 5 episodes, 2017
Christiaan Schoombie ...  Young Guard 4 episodes, 2017
Dawid Minnaar Dawid Minnaar ...  P.W. Botha 4 episodes, 2017
Andre Jacobs ...  Kobie Coetzee 3 episodes, 2017
Katlego Danke Katlego Danke ...  Adelaide Tambo 2 episodes, 2017
Lerato Mvelase Lerato Mvelase ...  Albertina Sisulu 2 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Taylor Jonathan Taylor ...  Cecil Williams 2 episodes, 2017
Jaco Muller Jaco Muller ...  Special Branch Man / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Kajal Bagwandeen ...  Ameena Cachalia / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Paul Davies Paul Davies ...  Police Officer / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Nick Els Nick Els ...  Police Officer / ... 2 episodes, 2017
James Gracie ...  Hendrik Van Den Bergh 2 episodes, 2017
Alona Leoine Alona Leoine ...  Narobi 2 episodes, 2017
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A landmark six-part miniseries on the life of Nelson Mandela.

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Were any of these writers actually in South Africa during this time?
9 November 2017 | by tinyfordstSee all my reviews

Another series of propaganda where a terrorist is praised for killing people. Seriously it's shocking why the writers didn't just make a film about the amazing feats of Osama Bin Laden! Any South African who lost family members in terror attacks executed by the ANC will be the first to tell you that this is the ANC side of the story. If the writers actually told the whole story you would see thousands of people killed with bombs as well, but, this is just political propaganda to build up the name of a murderer.

That said, let's talk about the acting, even the great Laurence Fishburne couldn't breathe life into this role as he is forced to represent a fictional character instead of the real Mandela. But probably the worst role of them all was the horrible Russian type South African accent of Michael Nykvist! His acting and accent is not only unbelievable, but also SUPER INSULTING to any Afrikaner, if this is how the rest of the world hears Afrikaners I don't see any future for any Afrikaner as they sound way too stupid to not let anyone listening burst into laughter.

All in all I would say don't turn to this if you want accuracy of any sort, for just a drama you can give it a shot I guess


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