FOR LIFE: Nicholas Pinnock on playing a lawyer who is also an inmate – Exclusive Interview

Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night drama FOR LIFE, Nicholas Pinnock plays New Yorker Aaron Wallace. Wrongly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit, Aaron is a self-taught attorney, serving as a lawyer for his fellow inmates while trying to win his freedom and rejoin his wife Marie (Joy Bryant) and daughter Jasmine (Tyla Harris). Pinnock, originally from London, England, played Nelson Mandela in the telefilm MANDELA: THE PRISON YEARS. Other credits include the films CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT, VS, THE LAST TREE, and DARK ENCOUNTER, and the TV series CRIMINAL: UK, COUNTERPART, […]Read On »

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MADIBA: Orlando Jones on the Mandela miniseries – exclusive interview

Orlando Jones as Oliver Tambo in MADIBA | © 2017 Marcos Cruz/BET

Orlando Jones has had a long and extremely varied career, encompassing film, TV and stage, drama, comedy and stand-up. He’s even played a few real people before, including Bobby Seale in the 2011 film THE CHICAGO 8. Now the actor from Alabama has tackled playing the late former African National Congress (ANC) president Oliver Tambo in MADIBA, the BET miniseries that rolls out in three two-hour blocks on successive Wednesdays, starting February 1. “Madiba” is the Xhosa clan name often still used to refer to the late Nelson Mandela, the first post-apartheid President of South Africa, who had a law […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM movie poster | ©2013 The Weinstein Company

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto, Deon Lotz Writer: William Nicholson, based on the autobiography by Nelson Mandela Director: Justin Chadwick Distributor: The Weinstein Co. Release Date: November 29, 2013 Nelson Mandela, who spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged to become the first president of post-apartheid South Africa, is a man who has earned not only respect but study. His story is epic, complex, full of turns and an illustration of what can be accomplished with the right combination of will, wit, charisma, conviction and patience. What Mandela’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WINNIE MANDELA

WINNIE MANDELA poster | ©2013 RDJ Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson Writers: Andre Pieterse and Darrell Roodt, based on the book WINNIE MANDELA: A LIFE by Anne Marie du Prez Bezdrob Director: Darrell Roodt Distributor: RLJ Entertainment Release Date: September 6, 2013 The life of Nomzamo Wilfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela, better known as Winnie Mandela, is so eventful and complex that trying to condense it into one hour and forty-seven minutes of screen time is an immense challenge. Director Darrell Roodt and fellow screenwriter Andre Pieterse, working from the biography WINNIE MANDELA: A LIFE by Anne Marie Du Prez Bezdrob, don’t […]Read On »

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