Biography

Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha, MBE (born 21 April 1983), known as Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is an English actress.

Working in British television and stage productions, she gained prominence on the Doctor Who series as Tish Jones, sister of Martha Jones. She garnered attention in American productions, beginning with a supporting role in the Tom Hanks comedy Larry Crowne, and starring roles on the short-lived television series Undercovers and Touch. She earned critical acclaim for her performances in the British period drama Belle (2013) and the romantic drama Beyond the Lights (2014), receiving numerous accolade nominations from critics worldwide.

In 2015, Mbatha-Raw premiered the title role in Jessica Swale's play Nell Gwynn, an actress and mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. She was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance. Her performance as Kelly in the critically acclaimed "San Junipero", an episode in season three of the cult anthology series Black Mirror, was highly praised.

Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha, MBE (born 21 April 1983), known as Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is an English actress.

Working in British television and stage productions, she gained prominence on the Doctor Who series as Tish Jones, sister of Martha Jones. She garnered attention in American productions, beginning with a supporting role in the Tom Hanks comedy Larry Crowne, and starring roles on the short-lived television series Undercovers and Touch. She earned critical acclaim for her performances in the British period drama Belle (2013) and the romantic drama Beyond the Lights (2014), receiving numerous accolade nominations from critics worldwide.

In 2015, Mbatha-Raw premiered the title role in Jessica Swale's play Nell Gwynn, an actress and mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. She was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance. Her performance as Kelly in the critically acclaimed "San Junipero", an episode in season three of the cult anthology series Black Mirror, was highly praised.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1983-04-21

Place of Birth Oxford, Oxfordshire, England UK

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Also Known As

  • Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha
  • Gugulethu Mbatha
  • Gugulethu Mbatha-Raw
  • Gugu Mbatha Raw

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Motherless Brooklyn
Come Away
Summerland
Misbehaviour
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance(0 episodes)
2018 Farming as Ms. Dapo
2018 Fast Color as Ruth
2018 A Wrinkle in Time as Dr. Kate Murry
2018 Irreplaceable You as Abbie
2018 The Cloverfield Paradox as Ava Hamilton
2017 August 28: A Day in the Life of a People
2017 Beauty and the Beast as Plumette
2016 Miss Sloane as Esme Manucharian
2016 Easy(1 episode) as Sophie
2016 Free State of Jones as Rachel
2016 The Whole Truth as Janelle
2015 Concussion as Prema Mutiso
2015 Jupiter Ascending as Famulus
2014 9 Kisses as Bride
2014 Beyond the Lights as Noni Jean
2013 Belle as Dido Elizabeth Belle
2013 Odd Thomas as Viola Peabody
2012 Touch(13 episodes) as Clea Hopkins
2011 Black Mirror(1 episode) as Kelly Booth
2011 Larry Crowne as Talia
2010 Undercovers(14 episodes)
2009 All My Dreams on VHS as Erica
2009 Act of God as Rose
2008 Lost in Austen(4 episodes) as Pirhana
2008 Bonekickers(6 episodes)
2008 Fallout as Shanice Roberts
2007 Straightheads as Young PA
2007 Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley as Jessica
2006 Born Equal as Girl at King's Cross Station
2006 Viva Blackpool as Pretty Young Woman
2006 Vital Signs(3 episodes)
2006 Totally Doctor Who(1 episode)
2005 Walk Away and I Stumble as Nurse
2005 Doctor Who(1 episode) as Tish Jones
2005 Doctor Who(3 episodes)
2005 Doctor Who Confidential(2 episodes)
2002 Spooks(2 episodes)
1997 Trial & Retribution(2 episodes)

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