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Idris Elba to narrate BBC’s 3D doc “Enchanted Kingdom”

BBC Earth Films has tapped Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom actor Idris Elba (pictured) to narrate its 3D nature film Enchanted Kingdom, which is being screened and sold at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
May 12, 2014

BBC Earth Films has tapped Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom actor Idris Elba (pictured) to narrate its 3D nature film Enchanted Kingdom, which is being screened and sold at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

The big budget doc, which is a coproduction with Reliance Entertainment, focuses on wildlife in Africa, and launched to a box office of more than US$5.4 million in Japan, with an opening weekend box office of $3 million, according to BBC Worldwide.

The film is directed by Neil Nightingale (Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie, Great Barrier Reef) and Patrick Morris (Life, Wild Africa), and produced by Myles Connolly, Amanda Hill and Nightingale. Deepak Nayar, Stuart Ford, Marcus Arthur, Mike Newell, Mike Devlin and Miles Ketley serve as executive producers, along with co-executive producers Martyn Freeman and Mike Gunton.

International sales company IM Global will be screening the film and handling worldwide sales on the Croisette.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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