Gugu was born in Oxford, England. After Graduating from RADA in 2004 she appeared in TV series Bad Girls, Bonekickers and Doctor Who. In 2013 She starred in Amma Asante's film Belle, playing the eponymous historical character, Dido.Followed by starring in Gina Prince-Bythewood's film Beyond The Lights
The casting on Rian Johnson's Star Wars movie continues...
Right now, the Star Wars movie universe (are we calling it that?) has a fair few balls in the air. There's this December's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to which JJ Abrams is putting the finishing touches. Meanwhile, Gareth Edwards is currently shooting 2016's Star Wars: Rogue One.
Next after that? Looper helmer Rian Johnson is taking the megaphone for Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Thus far on the film, we've heard that Benicio del Toro is set to play a villain role in the movie. We'd assume that a fair few of the Star Wars: The Force Awakenscast will be turning up as well.
And now we learn that they'll be joined - as had been rumoured - by Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The Belle star is currently in negotiations to join the cast, although there's no firm idea as to what her role in the film will be.
Star Wars: Episode VIII - as it won't be called - is due in cinemas on May 26th 2017. More on the movie, of course, as we hear it...