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
"I got to ballroom dance with Ewan McGregor." And cue the excited screams (and jealously). While appearing on the Rachel Ray Show to promote Free State of Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw also discussed her involvement with Beauty and the Beast. The actress, who plays the feather duster Plumette in the live-action film, discussed her memories of the original film and shooting the film's finale with Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson.
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