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Gugu Mbatha-Raw


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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Known For

Concussion
Concussion Prema Mutiso
(2015)
Beyond the Lights
(2014)
Free State of Jones
(2016)
Beauty and the Beast
(2017)

Filmography

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 2018 Fast Color (post-production)
Ruth
  Farming (pre-production)
Ms. Dapo
 2016 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Kelly Booth
- San Junipero (2016) ... Kelly Booth
 2016 Easy (TV Series)
Sophie
- Chemistry Read (2016) ... Sophie
 2016/II After the Storm (Short)
Mother
 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:

Stage play: "Nell Gwynn" - playing Nell, at Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gugu Mbatha Raw

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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For me, after emotionally intense roles, I'd need to take a step back because then there's the promoting of the film which is another job in itself. 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 »

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Taurus

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