The "Belle" Interview
with Kam Williams
Born in Oxford, England on June 30, 1983, Gugu Mbatha-Raw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her first professional role was as Celia in an open air production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Gugu subsequently landed roles at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre where she performed the title roles of Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" and Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," the latter opposite Andrew "Spider-Man" Garfield.