Dido was the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay, but raised by her aristocratic great-uncle, the Lord Chief Justice and 1st Earl of Mansfield, William Murray and his wife alongside her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray.Being part of such a noble family, Belle was accustomed to the finer things in life, but was still prevented from engaging in traditional social activities with her white family and acquaintances because of the colour of her skin.Mbatha-Raw played minor roles on television series such as Bad Girls (2006), Doctor Who (2007) and Marple (2007).One of her earliest breakthroughs in drama was in Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in 2005, playing Juliet opposite Andrew Garfield as Romeo.She also won a scholarship in prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.In her first year, she was selected to play Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure." After her graduation, she started to appear on the television since 2004.The British star takes on the lead role in period drama Belle, and she certainly looked the belle of the ball in her green satin Grecian-style gown, by Lanvin, at the New York premiere of the new film.Gugu was joined by her co-star and onscreen love interest Sam Reid, at the screening of the movie that tells the tale of a mixed race woman who could well have been one of the catalysts in stopping the slave trade in Britain.
She was brought up by her Caucasian mother after her father left her.The root of it is about having many, many stories told and having the people who hold he purse strings tell diverse and inclusive stories.It's got to go back to how films get green-lit in the first place." On shying away from the spotlight and social media: "Call me old-fashioned, but if there were ever a massive volcanic eruption like there was in Pompeii and, hundreds of years later, people looked at us as a species with our selfie sticks, they would think, God were we the most narcissistic culture ever? You can grab a copy of their covers when the issue hits newsstands April 19th.She was raised in Witney, a small town in Oxfordshire. She joined local acting group Dramascope at the age of 11.She was a very talented child who was brilliant in her studies including other extracurricular activities.