WITNEY-born actress Gugulethu Mbatha-Raw praised Hollywood's Time's Up movement for building a "wonderful sense of community" among women as she received an MBE at Buckingham Palace today.

The British film star, who appeared in Doctor Who, said she can now 'feel the difference' in the television industry after the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the start of the Me Too movement.

After collecting her honour from Prince Charles, she said: "Women are owning their space and it's a really exciting time for women in the industry.

"It's great to see the power dynamic being addressed.

"What is wonderful about everything that has been shifting in Hollywood is that it's giving a reason for women in the industry to unite together, and actually it's building a wonderful sense of community and activism."

The former Henry Box School pupil, 34, starred alongside Emma Watson last year in Disney's live-action remake of Beauty And The Beast.

The actress added she was delighted to learn during the ceremony the Prince of Wales 'is a Doctor Who fan'.

She said: "It was amazing to meet him.

"He remembered that I did Doctor Who, and I was like 'Wow, the Prince of Wales is a Doctor Who fan'."