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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, ... See full bio »

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7 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Beyond the Lights
(2014)
Concussion
Concussion Prema Mutiso
(2015)
Free State of Jones
(2016)
Jupiter Ascending
(2015)

Filmography

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 2016/II After the Storm (Short) (completed)
Mother
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series)
- San Junipero (2016)
 2016 Easy (TV Series)
Sophie
- Chemistry Read (2016) ... Sophie
 2016 The Whole Truth
Janelle
 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Bride
 2013 Odd Thomas
Viola Peabody
 2010 Capture Anthologies: Love, Lust and Tragedy (Video)
Erica (segment "All My Dreams On VHS")
 2009 All My Dreams on VHS (Short)
Erica
 2009/II Act of God
Rose
 2008 Lost in Austen (TV Mini-Series)
Pirhana
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Pirhana
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Pirhana (as Gugu Mbatha Raw)
 2008 Fallout (TV Movie)
Shanice Roberts
 2008 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Jenny Miller
- The Box: Part 1 (2008) ... Jenny Miller
 2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Tina Argyle
- Ordeal by Innocence (2007) ... Tina Argyle (as Gugu Mbatha Raw)
 2007 Closure
Young PA
 2006 Born Equal (TV Movie)
Girl at King's Cross Station (uncredited)
 2006 MI-5 (TV Series)
Jenny
- Episode #5.9 (2006) ... Jenny
- Episode #5.8 (2006) ... Jenny
- Episode #5.7 (2006) ... Jenny
- Episode #5.6 (2006) ... Jenny
- Episode #5.5 (2006) ... Jenny (uncredited)
 2006 Viva Blackpool (TV Movie)
Pretty Young Woman
 2006 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Eve
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Eve
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Eve
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Eve
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Eve
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Eve
 2005 Walk Away and I Stumble (TV Movie)
Nurse
 2005 Legless (TV Movie)
Beth
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Colette Hill
- Overload (2005) ... Colette Hill
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Other Works:

Played Wanda in the European premiere of "Big White Fog" by Theodore Ward - Almeida Theatre, London (2007). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gugu Mbatha Raw

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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But when you become a slave to a public persona and don't feel comfortable without it, it becomes a shield and it shouldn't come at the expense of your self-worth. See more »

Trivia:

Shared the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's 2016 Hollywood issue with, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong'o, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Charlotte Rampling, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and Saoirse Ronan. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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I'm still not convinced she's English! cupcakenightmare
Gosh she is so pretty Maddie_07
Looks likes a younger Victoria Rowell GeneC74
Another Doctor Who Alum patw_law
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