|Photo Credit DSTV|
If you are yet to hear about this beautiful actress, well take note now as the 31 year old is set to take the movie world by storm. Born Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha in Oxford, United Kingdom in 1983 to an English nurse and a South African doctor, Gugulethu (which means our pride) or Gugu grew up in the small town of Witney and attended The Henry Box School before moving to London to train at the Royal Academy of Arts.
She then went on to play minor roles on TV in shows such as Doctor Who, Bad Girls and Marple and played the lead role in the Fox pilot Touch starring opposite Kiefer Sutherland.
This year she stars in Amma Asante's Belle, playing Dido Elizabeth Belle, an 18th century English mixed race aristocrat.
|Belle Poster Courtesy FoxSearchLight Pictures|
The movie has garnered international attention with Oprah Winfrey reported to be so thrilled with the movie that she invited the cast over to her house for lunch and then endorsed Mbatha Raw as a 'rising star.'
|Gugu Mbatha Raw & Oprah Winfrey Courtesy Instagram|
The movie is due for a UK release on 13 June 2014. Will make sure to watch this one!