Gugu Mbatha-Raw



Place of birth:

Oxford - Oxfordshire - England - UK:


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


A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
as Dr. Kate Murry
Untitled Cloverfield Movie (2017)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
as Plumette
Miss Sloane (2016)
as Esme Manucharian
Free State of Jones (2016)
as Rachel
The Whole Truth (2016)
as Janelle
Concussion (2015)
as Prema Mutiso
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
as Famulus
9 Kisses (2014)
as Bride
Beyond the Lights (2014)
as Noni Jean
Belle (2013)
as Dido Elizabeth Belle
Odd Thomas (2013)
as Viola Peabody
Larry Crowne (2011)
as Talia
All My Dreams on VHS (2009)
as Erica
Act of God (2009)
as Rose
Fallout (2008)
as Shanice Roberts
Lost in Austen (2008)
as Pirhana
Doctor Who: The Last of the Timelords (2007)
as Tish Jones
Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums (2007)
as Tish Jones
Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment (2007)
as Tish Jones
Doctor Who: Smith and Jones (2007)
as Tish Jones
Straightheads (2007)
as Young PA
Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley (2007)
as Jessica
Born Equal (2006)
as Girl at King's Cross Station (uncredited)
Viva Blackpool (2006)
as Pretty Young Woman
Walk Away and I Stumble (2005)
as Nurse
Fast Color ()
Irreplaceable You ()
as Abbie