Gugu Mbatha-Raw


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Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England. Her father, Patrick Mbatha, is a Black South African doctor, and her mother, Anne Raw, is a Caucasian English nurse. 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 ... See full bio »

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Belle Dido Elizabeth Belle
(2013)
(2014)
Concussion Prema Mutiso
(2015)
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  Seacole (pre-production)
Mary Seacole
  Fabled (TV Series) (filming)
Dee
  Misbehaviour (post-production)
Jennifer Hosten
  The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.10 ... (voice)
- Episode #1.9 ... (voice)
- Episode #1.8 ... (voice)
- Episode #1.7 ... (voice)
- Episode #1.6 ... (voice)
 2019 The Morning Show (TV Series) (post-production)
Hannah Shoenfeld
- Episode #1.10 (2019) ... Hannah Shoenfeld
- Episode #1.9 (2019) ... Hannah Shoenfeld
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... Hannah Shoenfeld
- Episode #1.7 (2019) ... Hannah Shoenfeld
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... Hannah Shoenfeld
 2018 Farming
Ms. Dapo
 2018 Fast Color
Ruth
 2018 A Wrinkle in Time
Mrs. Murry
 2018 Irreplaceable You
Abbie
 2018 The Cloverfield Paradox
Hamilton
 2017 Beauty and the Beast
Plumette
 2016 Miss Sloane
Esme Manucharian
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Kelly Booth
- San Junipero (2016) ... Kelly Booth
 2016/II After the Storm (Short)
Mother
 2016 Easy (TV Series)
Sophie
- Chemistry Read (2016) ... Sophie
 2016 Free State of Jones
Rachel
 2016 The Whole Truth
Janelle
 2015 Concussion
Prema Mutiso
 2015 Jupiter Ascending
Famulus
 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Bride
 2014 Beyond the Lights
Noni
 2013 Belle
Dido Elizabeth Belle
 2013 Odd Thomas
Viola Peabody
 2012 Touch (TV Series)
Clea Hopkins
- The Road Not Taken (2012) ... Clea Hopkins (credit only)
- Gyre, Part 2 (2012) ... Clea Hopkins
- Gyre, Part 1 (2012) ... Clea Hopkins
- Tessellations (2012) ... Clea Hopkins
- Music of the Spheres (2012) ... Clea Hopkins
 2010-2012 Undercovers (TV Series)
Samantha Bloom
- The Reason (2012) ... Samantha Bloom
- Dark Cover (2012) ... Samantha Bloom
- The Key to It All (2010) ... Samantha Bloom
- Funny Money (2010) ... Samantha Bloom
- A Night to Forget (2010) ... Samantha Bloom
 2011 Larry Crowne
Talia
 2010 Capture Anthologies: Love, Lust and Tragedy (Video)
Erica (segment "All My Dreams On VHS")
 2009/II Act of God
Rose
 2009 All My Dreams on VHS (Short)
Erica
 2008 Lost in Austen (TV Mini-Series)
Pirhana
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Pirhana
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Pirhana (as Gugu Mbatha Raw)
 2008 Bonekickers (TV Mini-Series)
Viv Davis
- Follow the Gleam (2008) ... Viv Davis
- The Lines of War (2008) ... Viv Davis
- The Cradle of Civilisation (2008) ... Viv Davis
- The Eternal Fire (2008) ... Viv Davis
- Warriors (2008) ... Viv Davis
 2008 Fallout (TV Movie)
Shanice Roberts
 2008 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
Jenny Miller
- The Box: Part 1 (2008) ... Jenny Miller
 2007 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Tish Jones
- Last of the Time Lords (2007) ... Tish Jones
- The Sound of Drums (2007) ... Tish Jones
- The Lazarus Experiment (2007) ... Tish Jones
- Smith and Jones (2007) ... Tish Jones
 2007 Marple (TV Series)
Tina Argyle
- Ordeal by Innocence (2007) ... Tina Argyle (as Gugu Mbatha Raw)
 2007 Closure
Young PA
 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
 2006 Bad Girls (TV Series)
Fidelity Saunders / Fidelity
- Christmas Special (2006) ... Fidelity Saunders
- Episode #8.6 (2006) ... Fidelity
 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
 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:

Radio series: "Living with the Enemy", BBC Radio 4. See more »

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1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gugu Mbatha Raw

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on insisting that her hair be left in its natural state on screen whenever possible] I'm not afraid to have those tough conversations with directors about how I represent myself. Hair, for instance, sounds like a superficial conversation. But images remain in our subconscious. So when it comes to representing on screen, I can use my hair to send the important message to girls everywhere that ... See more »

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Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England. See more »

Trademark:

Mole on right side of upper lip See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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