4 user 3 critic

Mrs Mandela (2010)

1 nomination. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Director: Justin Chadwick
Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.

Director: Simon Godwin
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo, Tim McMullan
Criminal Justice (2008–2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Bill Paterson
Hawking (TV Movie 2004)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Martin
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins
Effie Gray (2014)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

Director: Richard Laxton
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Fourteen-year-old Maria is a fundamentalist Catholic, living her life in a modern fashion, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to be a saint and go to heaven. No one, not even a nice boy she meets, can stop her in this goal.

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann
Stars: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered, security man Daintry is brought in to investigate.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Okonedo ... Winnie Mandela
David Harewood ... Nelson Mandela
David Morrissey ... Maj. Theunis Swanepoel
Vusi Kunene Vusi Kunene ... Dr. Nthato Motlana
David Dennis David Dennis ... Ismail Ayob
Jacques Gombault Jacques Gombault ... Sergent Prinsloo
Rika Sennett Rika Sennett ... Helen Joseph (as Rika Sennet)
Philip Godawa Philip Godawa ... George Bizos
Lindani Nkosi Lindani Nkosi ... Cyril Ramaphosa
Craig Gardner Craig Gardner ... Senator Edward Kennedy
Jakkie Groenewald Jakkie Groenewald ... Prison Officer Gregory
Mangaliso Ngema Mangaliso Ngema ... Winnie's Young Lover (as Mongaliso Ngema)
Motshabi Tyelele Motshabi Tyelele ... Zanyiwe
Refilwe Pitsoe Refilwe Pitsoe ... Zindzi Mandela
Japan Mthembu Japan Mthembu ... Moses Kotane


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis






UK | France



Release Date:

25 January 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Winnie Mandelan tarina See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 March 2011 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A tour de force of acting by the lead actor
6 April 2018 | by csrothwecSee all my reviews

Saw this totally unexpectedly as I had missed it the first time around and the BBC put it out (with virtual no prior notice!) on the evening of the day on which the death (in real life) of the title character was announced. We were absolutely stunned by the acting of the lead actress who manages to cram so many feelings and emotions into just 90 minutes! She manages to portray every aspect of Mrs Mandela's life one can think of; the vulnerability and yet the core of steel running through her, the need for love and yet the unlimited ability to hate which develops, the mother who ends up instigating the killing of a young boy, the woman of enormous charisma and ability who is forced into "second place", the wife and mother who is abandoned and endures torment and degradation on scales which can hardly be imagined and YET can still emerge with head held (very) high and still refusing to be cowed, the woman who can gain the reverence of a whole township and appears assured, confident and determined, whilst fighting demons (not least out of a bottle) in her own private space etc. etc. All the other actors (even though turning in highly commendable and memorable performances in most cases) just pale in comparison with this master class in acting. Should be absolute required viewing for anyone wanting to begin to understand modern world history, the life of a tremendously gifted, but also deeply flawed, individual and, above all, wanting to see acting on the screen at its very best.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed