Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Wins ‘Best Actress Award’ At 2014 British Independent Film Awards

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British Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is having a breakthrough year, but her trajectory is still not making waves in the U.S. She started off 2014 with the ambitious film, “Belle” and a few weeks ago, “Beyond the Lights” quietly made it’s debut. But thankfully she can...

Beyond the Lights: A Director’s Love Letter to Young Black Women

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Film Director Gina Prince-Blythewood has been around long enough to understand the rigorous nature of Hollywood. Despite being responsible for 2000’s cult hit Love and Basketball starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan, Prince-Blythewood still has to fight for the right to tell the kind of...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Covers Elle Magazine’s ‘Women in Hollywood’ Issue

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The gorgeous and uber-talented Gugu Mbatha-Raw is slaying on the cover of Elle. For the november issue, Elle is honoring some of the most talented names in film for their 2014 ‘Women In Hollywood Issue.’ In addition to Gugu Mbatha-Raw — honorees Jessica Lange, Elizabeth Banks,...

5 Reasons to See Amma Asante’s Film ‘Belle’

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British filmmaker Amma Asante’s period film Belle is unlike anything we’ve seen on-screen in recent years. The film is based on the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle—the biracial daughter of an enslaved African woman known as Maria Belle and British Admiral Sir John Lindsay—and was...

Look Book: Our Favorite Gugu Mbatha-Raw Beauty and Style Looks

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The British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been on the acting scene for years. Gugu has been a supporting actress to actors like Tom Hanks, Boris Kodjoe, Kiefer Sutherland and David Tennant and now it’s finally her time to shine. Receiving her training at the Royal...

Beauty Muse: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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With a name meaning “Our Pride”, Gugu Mbatha-Raw was surely destined for greatness. The English actress is taking the film world by storm not just with her superb acting talent, but also with her timeless beauty. Gugu was born Gugulethu in Oxford, England. Her father...