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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 Misbehaviour 2020
Known For
Poster of Free State of Jones
Poster of Jupiter Ascending
Poster of Belle
Poster of Doctor Who
Movie Misbehaviour Jennifer Hosten 2020
Movie Farming Ms. Dapo 2018-09-08
Movie A Wrinkle in Time Dr. Kate Murry 2018-03-08
Movie Irreplaceable You Abbie 2018-02-16
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017-12-13
Movie Beauty and the Beast Plumette 2017-03-16
Movie Miss Sloane Esme Manucharian 2016-11-25
Movie Free State of Jones Rachel 2016-06-24
Movie The Whole Truth Janelle 2016-03-25
Movie Concussion Prema Mutiso 2015-11-12
Movie Jupiter Ascending Famulus 2015-02-04
Movie 9 Kisses Bride 2014-12-11
Movie Beyond the Lights Noni Jean 2014-09-10
Movie Belle Dido Elizabeth Belle 2013-09-08
Movie Odd Thomas Viola Peabody 2013-01-29
Series Touch Clea Hopkins 2012-01-25
Movie Larry Crowne Talia 2011-06-30
Series Black Mirror Kelly Booth 2011-12-04
Series Undercovers 2010-09-22
Movie All My Dreams on VHS Erica 2009-09-21
Series Bonekickers 2008-07-08
Movie Fallout Shanice Roberts 2008-07-03
Movie Lost in Austen Pirhana 2008-01-01
Movie Straightheads Young PA 2007-04-27
Movie Doctor Who: Smith and Jones Tish Jones 2007-07-06
Movie Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums Tish Jones 2007-09-15
Movie Doctor Who: The Last of the Timelords Tish Jones 2007-09-22
Movie Born Equal Girl at King's Cross Station 2006-12-04
Movie Viva Blackpool Pretty Young Woman 2006-06-10
Series Totally Doctor Who Unknown 2006-04-13
Series Doctor Who Unknown 2005-03-26
Series Doctor Who Confidential Unknown 2005-03-26
Series Spooks Unknown 2002-05-13
Series Trial & Retribution Unknown 1997-10-19