Naomi Harris promtes long walk to freedom A Nelson Mandela Biopic:

In her new movie Mandela: Long Walk to  Freedom, she plays the wife behind the politician.

But as Naomie Harris promoted the movie at  the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday there was no doubting she was the center of  attention.

At the event Naomie was joined by her  co-stars, including Idris Elba, who his garnering Oscar buzz for his portrayal  of Nelson Mandela.


Can’t keep his eyes off her: Idris Elba admires his  co-star Naomie Harris


And no wonder the pair looked so  delighted.

For just the night before, the film prompted  a standing ovation after its premiere screening at the Roy Thompson  Hall.

On Sunday, Harris wore a silk satin,  below-the-knee Burberry pencil skirt with wide black and red stripes paired with  a black cotton tank top and Christian Louboutin Dahlia ankle boots.

Her long hair was in loose waves.


Fashion week: Harris shined in a Burberry dress and  Christian Louboutin shoeties and the night before she rocked Marchesa at the  film’s premiere

At the film’s premiere on Saturday, the  37-year-old actress wore a black  tulle cocktail dress by Marchesa with silver  stilettos and Jessica  McCormack jewelry and her hair pulled back.

Elba, who wore a sleek black suit and  trainers to the premiere, sported a  more casual look at the press conference,  wearing a striped T-shirt and  navy trousers.



Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by  Justin Chadwick is adapted from Mandela’s 1994 autobiography.

It chronicles the iconic leader’s journey  from childhood in a rural South African village, his days as an anti-apartheid  revolutionary, which led to a 27-year prison sentence, and his inauguration as  the first democratically elected president of the country.

Funny business: Co-stars Idris Elba andNaomie Harris  share a laugh during the press conferenceThe film is produced by the Weinstein Co. and  also stars Riaad Moosa, Terry Pheto, Lindiwe Matshikiza and Deon Lotz.

Other films have been made about  Mandela,  who is currently battling a lung infection, but Elba recently  insisted that his  version is by far the best.

The London-born Harris played Miss Moneypenny  in the most recent Bond film Skyfall and has been cast in the same role for the  next Bond film.

Chat fest: Harris and co-star Terry Pheto share a story  after the press conference


Elba, who was also born in London, rose to  fame playing Stringer Bell in the acclaimed television series The Wire.

The actors will be the awarded The  Hollywood  Reporter’s inaugural Breakthrough in Film Awards on Sunday for their roles as  Nelson and Winnie Mandela.

The film will be released Stateside on  November 29.

Cast photo: Riaad Moosa, Terry Pheto, Naomie Harris,  Idris Elba, Lindiwe Matshikiza and Deon Lotz gather to promote Mandela: Long  Walk to Freedom

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