Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw shines in this bawdy, irreverent romp through the life of Nell Gwynn, eighteenth-century actress and courtesan. Review for The Observer.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Sturzaker in 'Nell Gwynn'. Photo: Tristram Kenton

‘Luminous charm’: Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Nell and David Sturzaker as Charles II in Nell Gwynn. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

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