A Salford-born director will see his film about Nelson Mandela open in cinemas today.
Justin Chadwick says he owes much of his success to the Manchester Youth Theatre.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is based on the former South African President's autobiography.
Mandela died in December aged 95 as the film was being premiered in London.
More top news
Jo has the latest forecast for this weekend
Anthony Crolla is confident the support of Manchester can carry him to victory over Jorge Linares on Saturday night.
The Prince of Wales has visited victims of the Westminster attack in the hospital where an injured Lancashire student is being treated.