The UK premiere of Justin Chadwick’s biopic of Nelson Mandela took place in London this evening and we were there to interview the cast and crew of this much-anticipated film.

Telling the story of the inspirational life of one of the world’s most well known men is no easier task, and Idris Elba has spoken of the difficulties faced in portraying the man as well as the legend.

His personal take on Mandela is a powerhouse of a performance and he is accompanied in fine form by Naomie Harris who plays Winnie Madikizela, later Mandela’s wife and Tony Kgoroge as Walter Sisulu.

Ben Mortimer and Colin Hart were on the carpet this evening and our interviews will be posted below.

HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge arrive

Idris Elba

Naomie Harris

Zindzi Mandela

Director Justin Chadwick

Tony Kgoroge

Producer Anant Singh