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Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a Actor British born on 21 april 1983 at Oxford (United-kingdom)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw
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Birth name Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 21 april 1983 (36 years) at Oxford (United-kingdom)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (pronounced /ˈɡuːɡuː əmˈbɑːtə rɔː/; born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha; 30 June, 1983) is an English stage and film actress.

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

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Sa mère est une infirmière anglaise et son père un médecin sud africain. Son prénom, Gugulethu, est la contraction de igugu lethu qui veut dire « notre fierté » en Xhosa. C'est aussi le nom d'une ville d'Afrique du Sud, dans la banlieue du Cap.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw a suivi les cours de la Royal Academy of Dramatic Art de 2001 à 2004. Elle pratique la danse, le chant, joue du saxophone et peut prendre de façon convaincante un accent américain et divers accents régionaux britanniques.


Carrière
Débuts sur scène et à la télévision
Elle a été remarquée en 2005 pour son interprétation de Juliette au Royal Exchange Theatre de Manchester, où elle a ensuite joué dans Antoine et Cléopâtre. Plus récemment elle a tenu le rôle d'Ophélie dans Hamlet au Wyndham's Theatre, dans le West End.

Elle a d'abord tenu de petits rôles dans des séries télévisées ; Bad Girls en 2006 (Fidelity), quatre épisodes de Doctor Who en 2007 (Tish Jones), Miss Marple la même année, dans l'épisode Témoin indésirable (Tina Argyle). En 2008 elle est Pirhana, l'amie d'Amanda Price, dans Orgueil et Quiproquos et Jenny Miller dans la onzième saison de Trial & Retribution.

En septembre 2010, elle tient le rôle féminin principal, celui de l'espionne Samantha Bloom, dans Undercovers du réalisateur J. J. Abrams mais la série est arrêtée au bout de deux mois.

À partir de juin 2011, Gugu Mbatha-Raw donne la réplique à Kiefer Sutherland et Danny Glover dans Touch. Elle y tient le rôle de Clea Hopkins, une assistante sociale. Cette même année elle est Talia au cinéma dans Il n'est jamais trop tard, un film écrit et réalisé par Tom Hanks.


Percée au cinéma

En 2014, elle joue dans le film Belle. Elle y tient le rôle principal, celui de Dido Elizabeth Belle. Elle reçoit les éloges pour son interprétation ce qui lui vaut plusieurs prix et citations lors de cérémonies de remises de prix.

La même année, elle séduit également dans le film Beyond the Lights de Gina Prince-Bythewood. Elle y tient le rôle principal, celui de Noni Jean.

En 2016 elle joue le rôle de Kelly dans l'épisode San Junipero de la saison 3 de la série britannique à succès Black Mirror.

En 2017, elle rejoint Emma Watson pour le blockbuster musical et fantastique La Belle et la Bête, adaptation en prise de vue réelle du classique d'animation des studios Disney, La Belle et la Bête, sorti en 1991. Elle incarne un personnage secondaire, Plumette. Le film est un succès colossal lors de sa sortie en salles, réussissant à dépasser le milliard de recettes au box office.

L’annee d’après, elle profite de cette exposition et occupe le rôle principal de deux productions d’envergure : d’abord le troisième volet de la saga Cloverfield puis, le blockbuster des Studios Disney, Un raccourci dans le temps.

Best films

Larry Crowne (2011)
(Actress)

Usually with

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1 films)
Gary Ross
Gary Ross
(1 films)
David Oyelowo
David Oyelowo
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gugu Mbatha-Raw (16 films)

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Actress

The Cloverfield Paradox, 1h42
Directed by Julius Onah
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Temporal paradox
Actors Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Chris O'Dowd, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zhang Ziyi, David Oyelowo
Rating56% 2.8000752.8000752.8000752.8000752.800075
2028. La Terre souffre en raison d'une crise d'énergie majeure. Tous les regards et espoirs sont tournés vers une mission à bord d'une station spatiale internationale nommée Cloverfield. À son bord, l'accélérateur de particules Shepard est testé. Après une tentative de lancement de la machine, une surcharge se produit. Suite à cet incident, les scientifiques de la mission découvrent que la Terre a disparu. D'autres événements étranges vont alors se produire au sein de la station, mettant en danger l'ensemble de l'équipage.
Irreplaceable You, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, Christopher Walken, Steve Coogan, Timothy Simons, Claire Holt
Rating64% 3.221163.221163.221163.221163.22116
Abbie et Sam étaient, depuis l'enfance les meilleurs amis, jusqu'au jour où, amoureux l'un de l'autre, ils décident de se marier. Mais un jour, alors qu'ils pensaient à un événement heureux, ils apprennent en réalité qu'Abbie a un cancer en phase terminale. Face à cette douloureuse nouvelle, Abbie décide de partir en quête d'un nouvel amour pour Sam afin qu'il reste heureux. Lors de ses démarches, elle fait aussi la rencontre de trois patients, qui ont décidé de se concentrer sur la vie, alors qu'ils sont en train de mourir…
A Wrinkle in Time
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Witches in film, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Rating42% 2.112442.112442.112442.112442.11244
Deux enfants, Meg et le benjamin mais non moins précoce Charles Wallace, vivent avec leur mère scientifique. Leur père, lui aussi scientifique, a mystérieusement disparu depuis un certain temps.
Beauty and the Beast, 2h9
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen
Roles Plumette
Rating71% 3.593273.593273.593273.593273.59327
À la fin du XVIII siècle, dans un château proche d'un petit village français, vivait un jeune prince capricieux, égoïste et insensible. Pour avoir refusé d'abriter une fée déguisée en vieille mendiante, il est condamné à vivre sous l'apparence d'une bête monstrueuse jusqu'à ce qu'il puisse aimer une femme et s'en faire aimer en retour, ce qui le délivrerait du sortilège qui a frappé son château et ses habitants. Mais les années passent et la Bête perd peu à peu tout espoir de rompre un jour la malédiction.
The Whole Truth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Keanu Reeves, Gabriel Basso III, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Renée Zellweger, James Belushi, Sean Bridgers
Roles Janelle, a younger lawyer
Rating62% 3.102463.102463.102463.102463.10246
Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves), works on a tough case to defend 17-year-old Mike Lassiter (Gabriel Basso), who is suspected of murdering his wealthy father. Ramsay enlists the help of a young lawyer Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who is determined to find out the truth about what happened that day.
Free State of Jones
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Brendan Gleeson, Sean Bridgers
Roles Rachel Knight
Rating68% 3.447313.447313.447313.447313.44731
After surviving the 1863 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County and turns them against the Confederacy. Knight subsequently marries former slave, Rachel, effectively establishing the region's first mixed-race community, even though Native Americans and Europeans (such as the Mississippi Choctaws) have been doing it long before in their ancient homeland.
Miss Sloane, 2h12
Directed by John Madden
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Waterston
Rating74% 3.748923.748923.748923.748923.74892
Madeline Elizabeth Sloane est l'une des lobbyistes les plus réputées de Washington, D.C..
The Whole Truth, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gabriel Basso III, Sean Bridgers, Mattie Liptak
Roles Janelle
Rating62% 3.1024353.1024353.1024353.1024353.102435
Modèle:.Un procureur se bat pour faire innocenter son client, un adolescent accusé du meurtre de son père.
Jupiter Ascending, 2h7
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Vanessa Kirby
Roles Famulus, a half-human, half-deer combination.
Rating53% 2.6500552.6500552.6500552.6500552.650055
At the beginning of the story, Earth's residents are unaware that the human species on Earth and countless other planets were established by families of transhuman and alien royalty for the purpose of later "harvesting" the resulting organisms to produce a type of youth serum for the elites on still other planets. After the death of the matriarch of the House of Abrasax, the most powerful of the alien dynasties, her children, Balem (Eddie Redmayne), Kalique (Tuppence Middleton), and Titus (Douglas Booth), quarrel over the inheritance, with Balem inheriting an enormous refinery on Jupiter and Titus declaring his intention to dismantle the youth serum trade, of which Earth is the next intended source. Protagonist Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) narrates that her father, Maximilian Jones (James D'Arcy), met her mother, Aleksa (Maria Doyle Kennedy), in Saint Petersburg. After Maximilian is killed in a robbery, Aleksa names their daughter Jupiter, after his favorite planet, and they move to Chicago to live with Aleksa's family.
Concussion
Concussion (2015)
, 2h2
Directed by Peter Landesman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Medical-themed films, Sports films, Films about suicide, American football films
Actors Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson
Roles Prema Mutiso
Rating70% 3.549893.549893.549893.549893.54989
A dramatic storytelling depiction of Dr. Bennet Omalu's race-against-time to publicize CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in American football players and games and the attempts by the NFL to deny the problem and to disparage Omalu.
Beyond the Lights, 1h56
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Musical films
Actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker, Danny Glover, Hayley Marie Norman, Aisha Hinds
Roles Noni Jean
Rating69% 3.4503453.4503453.4503453.4503453.450345
Noni Jean is a hot new artist who has just won a Billboard Music Award without releasing an album and is primed for super-stardom, but the pressures of success compel her to nearly end her life. She is saved by a young police officer, Kaz Nicol, who has political ambitions. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz's love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas (2013)
, 1h33
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Crime
Actors Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, Leonor Varela, Patton Oswalt, Addison Timlin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Roles Viola, a waitress at the restaurant.
Rating68% 3.448043.448043.448043.448043.44804
Odd Thomas (Yelchin) is a psychic who lives in a small town in California. He describes his ability as, "I see dead people, but then, by God, I do something about it." One morning the ghost of a teenage girl, Penny Kallisto, silently leads him to Harlo Landerson. Odd accuses Harlo of raping and murdering Penny. Harlo flees. Odd chases him into a child's bedroom in a stranger's house. Harlo and Odd fight and Harlo is knocked unconscious. Odd's friend, police chief Wyatt Porter (Dafoe), is aware of Odd's psychic gifts and promises to spin the story to keep public attention away from him.
Belle
Belle (2013)
, 1h44
Directed by Amma Asante
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Susan Brown, Miranda Richardson
Roles Dido Elizabeth Belle
Rating72% 3.637013.637013.637013.637013.63701
Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay was born in 1761, the natural daughter of Maria Belle, an enslaved African woman in the West Indies, and Captain Sir John Lindsay, a British Royal Navy officer. After the death of Dido's mother, Captain Lindsay takes Dido from the slums of the West Indies in 1765 and entrusts her to his uncle William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, the Lord Chief Justice, and his wife, Elizabeth, who live at Kenwood House, an estate in Hampstead outside London. Lord and Lady Mansfield raise Dido as a free gentlewoman, together with their niece Lady Elizabeth Murray, who came to live with them after her mother died and her father remarried. When the two cousins reach adulthood, the Mansfields commission an oil portrait of their two great-nieces, but Dido is unhappy about sitting for it as she is worried that it will portray her as a subordinate, like other portraits she has seen depicting aristocrats with black servants. Dido's father dies and leaves her the generous sum of £2,000 a year, enough to make her an heiress. Lady Elizabeth, by contrast, will have no income from her father, whose son from his new wife has been named his sole heir. Arrangements are made for Elizabeth to have her coming out to society, but Lord and Lady Mansfield believe no gentleman will agree to marry Dido because of her mixed-race status, so while she will travel to London with her cousin, she will not be "out" to society.
Larry Crowne, 1h39
Directed by Tom Hanks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama
Roles Talia
Rating60% 3.0483353.0483353.0483353.0483353.048335
Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks), a middle-aged Navy veteran, is fired from his job at a big-box store due to a lack of college education, despite his seniority and satisfactory work. Larry, who is divorced and lives alone, cannot find a job and could lose his house. Larry's neighbor, Lamar (Cedric the Entertainer), advises him to enroll in the local community college and get an education.
Straightheads, 1h20
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rape and revenge films, Auto-justice
Actors Gillian Anderson, Danny Dyer, Adam Rayner, Anthony Calf, Ewan Stewart, Ralph Brown
Roles Young PA
Rating55% 2.798512.798512.798512.798512.79851
Adam, a 23-year-old self-employed security technician, is hired by a businesswoman, Alice Comfort, to set up a security system in her flat. After finishing the work, Adam falls asleep on a lawnchair on her roof-garden. When Alice arrives home and finds him there, she impulsively asks him to accompany her to a housewarming party for her boss. He is unsure, but eventually agrees.