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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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Born:
Jun 30, 1983 In Oxford - Oxfordshire - England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
31
First Appeared:
In the series Trial & Retribution 1997-10-19
Latest Project:
Movie A Wrinkle in Time 2018-04-16
Known For
Poster of Free State of Jones
Poster of Belle
Poster of Touch
Poster of Doctor Who
Filmography

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Adventure Family Fantasy
Movie
as Dr. Kate Murry

Untitled Cloverfield Movie (2017)

Science Fiction Thriller
Movie

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Fantasy Romance
Movie
as Plumette
6.9 2044 votes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Action Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie

The Whole Truth (2016)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Janelle
6.1 100 votes

Free State of Jones (2016)

War Action Drama History Thriller
Movie
as Rachel
6.6 319 votes

Miss Sloane (2016)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Esme Manucharian
6.9 144 votes

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Science Fiction Fantasy Action Adventure
Movie
as Famulus
5.2 2259 votes

Concussion (2015)

Drama
Movie
as Prema Mutiso
7 654 votes

9 Kisses (2014)

Romance
Movie
as Bride
6.7 12 votes

Beyond the Lights (2014)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Noni Jean
6.9 114 votes

Odd Thomas (2013)

Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Viola Peabody
6.6 303 votes

Belle (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Dido Elizabeth Belle
7.2 174 votes

Touch (2012)

Science Fiction Drama Mystery
Series
as Clea Hopkins
7 54 votes

Larry Crowne (2011)

Comedy Romance Drama
Movie
as Talia
5.6 292 votes

Undercovers (2010)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series

Act of God (2009)

Thriller
Movie
as Rose

All My Dreams on VHS (2009)

Movie
as Erica

Fallout (2008)

Thriller Drama Crime
Movie
as Shanice Roberts

Bonekickers (2008)

Drama
Series
3.6 5 votes

Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley (2007)

Movie
as Jessica

Straightheads (2007)

Thriller
Movie
as Young PA
5.1 34 votes

Totally Doctor Who (2006)

Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Vital Signs (2006)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Viva Blackpool (2006)

Drama Music Comedy
Movie
as Pretty Young Woman
10 1 votes

Born Equal (2006)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Girl at King's Cross Station (uncredited)
6.5 2 votes

Doctor Who Confidential (2005)

Series
as Unknown
7.7 3 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 568 votes

Walk Away and I Stumble (2005)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Nurse

Spooks (2002)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.9 30 votes

Trial & Retribution (1997)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes