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 Belle star is one of the first actors to be cast in the dystopian drama
By Alice Vincent, Entertainment Writer
11:03AM GMT 16 Dec 2015
If reports are to be believed, British rising star Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Canada's Mackenzie Davis are the first actors to be cast in Netflix's forthcoming series of Black Mirror.
Entertainment website The Wrap reports that the emergent actresses are "set to star" in one of the 12 all-new episodes of the chilling dystopian series written by Charlie Brooker.
No other details have been released about the episode, nor the 11 it accompanies, other than that it will be directed by Owen Harris. Harris directed Black Mirror's Be Right Back, an episode which starred then-unfamiliar actors Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson. The show gave an eerie look into a near-future where the bereaved could turned their lost loved ones into robots.
Netflix, the on-demand streaming service that has modernised traditional broadcasting, announced it would be putting out 12 new episodes of Black Mirrorin September. The show, which previously had two critically acclaimed series of three episodes each, and a one-off special, between 2011 and 2014 on Channel 4, had been in the middle of a bidding war between US networks HBO, Syfy and Netflix.