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Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Facts of Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Date of Birth: 1983 , April-21
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch

Quick Timeline of Gugu Mbatha-Raw

1983 Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
2001 Joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
2004 Began her acting career
2011 First feature film, Larry Crowne
2013 Appeared in the movie, Belle
2006 Appeared in the radio show Living with the Enemy
2012 Broke up with Harry Lloyd
2015 Won Black Reel Awards
2014 Won British Independent Film Awards
2014 Won African-American Film Critics Association

Detail Timeline of Gugu Mbatha-Raw

April 21 , 1983

Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was born as Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She was born to Patrick Mbatha and Anna Mbatha. She was raise in the town of Witney in Oxfordshire. She was born in the early 1980s. 

2001

Joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

When she was young, she was interested in music, acting and dancing. To accomplish those dreams, her parents enrolled her in National Youth Theater. In 2001, she joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she took her drama training.

2004

Began her acting career

She made her acting debut in 2004 by starring the role of Collette Hill in a British medical drama television series Holby City. In 2005, she appeared in the TV movie Walk Away and I Stumble. She has also appeared in the TV series like Vital Signs, Doctor Who Confidential, Doctor Who and many more.

2011

First feature film, Larry Crowne

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress who has starred in the stage shows as well as in the movies. She made her feature film debut in 2011 portraying the role of Talia in an American romantic comedy film Larry Crowne. 

2013

Appeared in the movie, Belle

She is best known for starring the role of Dido Elizabeth Belle in the drama movie Belle. She is also acclaimed for her role in the movies like Free State of Jones, The Whole Truth, Jupiter Ascending and many more. 

2006

Appeared in the radio show Living with the Enemy

She has also performed in several radio shows. In 2006, she played the role of Sophie and others in the radio show Living with the Enemy. Three years later, she performed in the show Choice of Straws. 

2012

Broke up with Harry Lloyd

She once had romantic affairs with Harry Lloyd. Harry Lloyd is also an actor and he if famous for his role of Will Scarlet in a British television programme Robin Hood. This love life lasted for few years and they broke up in 2012. 

2015

Won Black Reel Awards

In 2015, she got nominated in Black Reel Awards for her role in the movies like Beyond the Lights and Belle. She was also honored with this award that year for Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture and that was for her role in Belle. 

2014

Won British Independent Film Awards

She is best known for starring the role of Dido Elizabeth Belle in a British period drama film Belle. For this role, she got her first nomination in British Independent Film Awards in 2014 and she won this award that year for Best Actress. 

2014

Won African-American Film Critics Association

She has also once been honored with African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and that was in 2014. She was honored with this award as a Best Actress and that was for her famous role Dido Elizabeth Belle in a British period drama film Belle.

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Gugu Mbatha Raw was raised in Witney in Oxfordshire. As a child, she was enrolled at Henry Box School. When she was young, she was interested in music, acting, and dancing. To accomplish those dreams, her parents enrolled her in National Youth Theater. In 2001, she joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she received drama training. Three years later, she portrayed the role of Collette Hill in a British medical drama television series Holby City. 

She also appeared in the TV series like Vital Signs, Doctor Who Confidential, Doctor Who and much more. She made her feature film debut in 2011 by portraying the role of Talia in an American romantic comedy film Larry Crowne. She rose to fame after she portrayed the role of Dido Elizabeth Belle in the drama movie Belle

In the year 2017, Gugu Mbatha-Raw appeared in the Beauty and the fantasy/romance movie, Beauty and the Beast alongside Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. Made on a budget with a budget of $160 million, it grossed a total collection of $1.26 billion. In 2018, she will appear as Dr. Kate Murry in the action/adventure movie, A Wrinkle in Time which will hit the theatres on March 9, 2018. The budget for her upcoming is said to be $103 million.

With some of her notable works, the actress has maintained the net worth of $500 Thousand.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw has never been married in her life and she is still in search of her good husband. But she once had romantic affairs with the Game of Thornes star (since 2011) Harry Lloyd.Harry is also famous for his role of Will Scarlet in a British television program Robin Hood. She is of English and South African descent.