Gugu Mbatha-Raw


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GuguMbatha Raw is an amazing British actress known for her work on stage, theater and films. She started working with British stage and television productions.

The breakthrough was provided by the role in “Doctor who” featured by the BBC, where she played an acquaintance character. She took her acting skills to the next level by acting in Tom Hank’s comedy film. She then constantly got offered from different short lived television series in the United States.  She also got immense appreciation when she acted in the drama “Belle”. The critics acclaimed the work done in a romantic drama “Beyond the Lights”, where she had a chance to prove her professional acting skills. At the start of her career, she got minor roles in British Television series, in the year 2005; she got the role of Juliet in the drama “Romeo and Juliet”.  She was lucky enough to be nominated as the best actress for the role she played for Romeo and Juliet.  She also played “Cleopatra” in Royal Exchange Theater, Manchester and was voted for the best actress as well.

Gugu was born in June 30th, 1980. Her father, Patrick Mbatha is a professional doctor and her mother, Anne Raw is a professional nurse. Her parents got divorced when she was only one year old. She is raised by her mother in Whitney, Oxford shire.

During her teenage, music and dance always fascinated her and for the same reason she joined Oxford youth music theater. She handled saxophone exceptionally well, even at her teenage.

At the age of eleven, she joined local drama groups and to polish her acting skills. She got the scholarship to the Royal academy of the Dramatic Arts.  She graduated in year 2004 and then soon after the graduation, she acted in “Romeo and Juliet” and the fans admired her role a lot.

Gugu is one of those actors in the British film and theater industry that gradually improved the skills, at the young age she found herself in the list of top actors with an appealing face and the enchanting smile.

GuguMbatha-Raw always kept her personal life secret and rightly so, some people say that she is engaged to Harry Lloyd, but still there is no confirmation about the engagement as yet. She has always been a kind of lady that is career oriented, she has always focused on her acting and for the same reason she has got immense popularity over the years in England as well as in the United States. She successfully maintained a low profile in order to avoid media, she is very keen to keep personal life away from the professional life.

With a good American Intonation, she got different roles in American Television and theater. She was recommended  for a satellite award for best actress and also won most talented newcomer in British independent film awards. There are two major upcoming roles in 2015, the first one is “blackbird”, the film is about the young talented musician.


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