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
Paul Heath from The Hollywood News and Dave Sztypuljak from HeyUGuys interview Gugu Mbatha-Raw at the 60th London Film Festival special screening for Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror Season 3 held on the King's Road in London. The six episode season of the horror anthology will be shown on Netflix from the 21st of October.
The screening was attended by Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, Joe Wright, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton, Malachi Kirby, Alex Lawther and Jerome Flynn.
Season 3 of Black Mirror will be shown on Netflix from the 21st of October.