A landmark six-part miniseries on the life of Nelson Mandela.




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Series cast summary:
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 ...  Narobi 2 episodes, 2017


A landmark six-part miniseries on the life of Nelson Mandela.

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1 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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4 July 2019 | by bvw50See all my reviews

Who gave them PERMISSION to create such a CRAP series?!?

One of the world's most respected persons, deserves a series that matches his dignity and talks to his legacy. There should be a high budget series, that covers his life story over multiple seasons. It is impossible to cover Madiba's story in an immensely complex political situation in just 6 episodes like they do, with a low budget. This series is disrespectful to the people of South Africa!

The top 4 actors are NOT South African and are busier focusing on their terrible accents then the actual acting.

The series is a sequence of events. There is very little story writing where you actually understand the story, the context and feel any emotions that need to go with the events...

The camera moves and shakes and pans out and in and is annoyingly distracting, and at times very amateurish.

A great series should have NO room for bad acting. And in this series a lot of the additional actors act bad.

Lawrence fishburn does Not look like Madiba, he is too fat and too big. His hair is done badly. He plays a young Mandela whilst he looks 60....

The music, soundtrack, end title and during the series is incredibly bad. Sometimes you feel you watch a news channel, at other times you listen to music usually used for porn movies...

Overall, the locations, the events and overall intentions will make you cringe if you know the actual events and people involved.

There is a need of a high budget series in strong detail, with South African Actors and South African producers.

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