New film version of George Orwell’s classic1984

George Orwell’s seminal literary work 1984 could be getting a new movie adaptation. The book has been adapted several times in TV and movies, the most recent being in 1984 in a version directed by Michael Radford and starring John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton.

South African actors ‘not tall enough to play Nelson Mandela’

The casting of Idris Elba, the English star of The Wire, as Nelson Mandela, in an upcoming film, has caused a row after the casting agent suggested South African actors are not tall enough to play the former South African president.