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Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu, short for Gugulethu which is Zulu for "Our Pride", was born in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse, and her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor. Her parents separated when she was a year old, and she was brought up by her mother in the town of Witney, Oxfordshire (she is still close to her father). She joined the local acting group Dramascope and, from the age of eleven, appeared in the pantomime at Oxford Playhouse every year. A talented singer and dancer as well as playing the saxophone, she joined the Oxford Youth Music Theatre in her teens. In 2001 she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. Since graduation in 2004 she has appeared in all media, including as an acclaimed Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre and on television in such varied series as Les condamnées (1999), Doctor Who (2005) and "Marple". - IMDb Mini Biography

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Jun 30, 1983 In Oxford - Oxfordshire - England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Trial & Retribution 1997-10-19
Latest Project:
Movie Blood Ties 2024
Known For
Poster of Free State of Jones
Poster of Jupiter Ascending
Poster of Belle
Poster of Vital Signs
Movie Blood Ties Detective Reese Rezek 2024
Movie Lift 2023-08-25
Series Loki Ravonna Renslayer 2021-06-09
Series The Girl Before Jane 2021-12-19
Movie Misbehaviour Jennifer Hosten - Miss Grenada 2020-03-12
Movie Summerland Vera 2020-07-24
Movie The Crystal Calls - Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 2019-08-30
Series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Seladon (voice) 2019-08-30
Movie Fast Color Ruth 2019-03-29
Movie Motherless Brooklyn Laura Rose 2019-10-31
Series The Morning Show Hannah Shoenfeld 2019-11-01
Movie The Cloverfield Paradox Ava Hamilton 2018-02-04
Movie Irreplaceable You Abbie 2018-02-16
Movie A Wrinkle in Time Dr. Kate Murry 2018-03-08
Movie Farming Ms. Dapo 2018-09-08
Movie Beauty and the Beast Plumette 2017-03-16
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017-12-13
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Self 2017-08-26
Movie The Whole Truth Janelle 2016-03-25
Movie Free State of Jones Rachel 2016-06-24
Movie Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker & the FSA Photographers Kelly 2016-10-21
Movie Miss Sloane Esme Manucharian 2016-11-25
Movie Jupiter Ascending Famulus 2015-02-04
Movie Concussion Prema Mutiso 2015-11-12
Movie Beyond the Lights Noni Jean 2014-11-14
Movie 9 Kisses Bride 2014-12-11
Movie Odd Thomas Viola Peabody 2013-01-29
Movie Belle Dido Elizabeth Belle 2013-05-01
Series Touch Clea Hopkins 2012-01-25
Movie Larry Crowne Talia 2011-06-30
Series Black Mirror Kelly Booth 2011-12-04
Series Undercovers Samantha Bloom 2010-09-22
Movie All My Dreams on VHS Erica 2009-09-21
Movie Act of God Rose 2009-01-01
Movie Fallout Shanice Roberts 2008-07-03
Series Bonekickers Viv Davis 2008-07-08
Series Lost in Austen Pirhana 2008-09-03
Movie Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley Jessica 2007-01-01
Movie Straightheads Young PA 2007-04-27
Series Totally Doctor Who Unknown 2006-04-13
Series Vital Signs Unknown 2006-04-20
Movie Viva Blackpool Pretty Young Woman 2006-06-10
Movie Born Equal Girl at King's Cross Station 2006-12-04
Series Doctor Who Confidential Unknown 2005-03-26
Series Doctor Who Unknown 2005-03-26
Movie Walk Away and I Stumble Nurse 2005-11-14
Series Spooks Unknown 2002-05-13
Series Trial & Retribution Unknown 1997-10-19