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
2011: Photos: Gugu at the BAFTA Brits To Watch Event
Brits To Watch
Welcome to Brits to Watch, an initiative first set up by BAFTA in 2011 with the aim of showcasing the best of British emerging talent, on-screen and off-screen, with many of the world's most talented and influential people in film, television and video games. In achieving this aim we have worked in close partnership with our US branches, BAFTA in Los Angeles and BAFTA in New York. In 2013 we also began working with The British Council to launch Brits to Watch: The Screenings.
Creativity and success are surely the spark of strong collaboration
Academy President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge
Nurturing talent is an essential part of BAFTA’s role in the creative industry and through Brits to Watch we hope to support talented individuals, strengthening their already promising careers by building a lasting and durable partnership with the top industry professionals in the US.
One of the Brits to Watch honoured during the event, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, was dressed in a Reem Acra dress and Daniel Swarovski clutch.