Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Beyond the Lights  star Gugu Mbatha Raw will return to her theatical roots this summer in the London production of Nell Gwynn.  According to the THR, Raw will star as a young woman raised in a brothel who becomes the toast of the town and the mistress to King Charles II. The production will begin previews in September and takes place at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Raw was most recently added to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences along with Common, John Legend and Kevin Hart. She also has a very active film schedule this year with two more films coming out including The Whole Thing  with Keanu Reeves and Concussion  with Will Smith. She also has a new project in 2016 titled, The Free State Jones and a role as “Plumette” in the higly anticipated film adaptation of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast  in 2017.


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