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PERSONAL DATA OF GUGU MBATHA-RAW
Age: 37 years old
Height: 162 cm
Born in: Oxford, Great Britain
Born on: 21/04/1983
BIOGRAPHY OF GUGU MBATHA-RAW
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw, is born the April 21, 1983 in Oxford and raised in Witney. Since childhood he has shown an interest in the performing arts, studying dance and saxophone, but in particular for acting, joining the Dramascope group with whom he took part in several annual shows in the Oxford Penthouse. In 2001, thanks to a scholarship, he managed to enter the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where he graduated three years later, starting immediately to work for the theater. It is, in fact, 2005 when, following the interpretations of Juliet in Romeo & Juliet with Andrew Garfield in the role of Romeo and Octavia in Antonio and Cleopatra, she was nominated for Best Actress at the Manchester Evening News Theater Awards, an award reserved for emerging artists. It is always 2005 when he appears in an episode of the medical drama Holby City (2005) – spin-off of Casualty (1986) – giving way to several appearances for British TV, of which the most relevant remain those in the fifth season of Spooks (2006) and in the third of the new series of Doctor Who (2007).
The film debut comes in 2007 with the thriller Closure – Revenge for two, but it is a small appearance; in fact, after in 2009 the actress starred alongside Jude Law on West End stages like Ophelia in Hamlet, receives greater visibility and in 2011 joins the cast of Love suddenly of Tom Hanks. Given the surge in her career, even on TV she stops holding guest-star roles and is entrusted with leading roles in the series Bonekickers – The secrets of time (2008) and Undercovers (2012), although the latter, not finding the desired success, is canceled even before the actual airing of the last two episodes of the first season.
Gugu recovers very easily from the flop, thanks to the lead interpretation in The girl in the painting (2013), with which she is critically acclaimed, winning a British Independent Film Award for Best Female Performance in an Independent Film and receiving a Satellite Award nomination. Followed by minor or secondary parts in which you can still notice his abilities, as in the bio-pic Shaded area (2015), where he acts alongside international stars of the caliber of Will Smith is Alec Baldwin. 2016 is his year with three major films coming out in theaters. She plays the former slave and later wife of Matthew McConaughey in the bio-pic Free State Jones (2016), is the colleague betrayed by the lobbyist Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane – Power games (2016) and, finally, a young lawyer who works alongside Keanu Reeves in A double truth (2016). In the same year he also took part in the hit series by Netflix Black Mirror in the role of Kelly, a character who appeared in the fourth episode of the third season.
In 2017 he is in the cast with Emma Watson, Ian McKellen is Ewan McGregor of the live-action de The beauty and the Beast in the role of Duster, maid-duster engaged to the candlestick / maître Lumière. The following year is another milestone for the actress, who is back on Netflix with The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), sci-fi of the horror saga of which he is the protagonist, and the comedy The only one (2018), while at the cinema with fantasy In the folds of time (2018), in which he shares the scene with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Whiterspoon is Zach Galifianakis.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS OF GUGU MBATHA-RAW
Alice and Peter (Come Away)
The Contest (Misbehavior)
Motherless Brooklyn – The Secrets of a City (Motherless Brooklyn)
Year: 2018 Go to the complete Filmography
THE MOST RECENT TV SERIES OF GUGU MBATHA-RAW
Dark Crystal: The Resistance (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance)
The Morning Show
Year: 2011 Go to all TV series
THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF GUGU MBATHA-RAW
Drama: 22% Thriller: 13% …