Ncuti Gatwa was chosen as new one Doctor Who of the BBC seriesAnd he will replace Jodie Whittaker from next season which marks the return of Russell T Davies as showrunner. The announcement was made unexpectedly by the UK network on Sunday afternoon.
Who is Ncuti Gatwa? Scottish actor of Rwandan origin, he was born on October 15, 1992 in Nyarugenge, Kigali (Rwanda), and made a name for himself thanks to his role as Eric Effiong in the hit Netflix series Sex Education (which will return for the fourth season). Thanks to his portrayal of him he won a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Television Actor and received three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy.
Ncuti Gatwa debuted on the small screen in 2014 initially with small parts, first in Bob Servant, then in Stonemouth. In 2019 she joins the main cast of Sex Education and gains great popularity. Critics appreciate the role of Eric, especially since he is not bound to the classic cliché of the black gay best friend acting as the protagonist’s sidekick. On the contrary: Eric is one of the main characters with an important storyline, and goes hand in hand with Asa Butterfield, starring in the role of Otis Milburn.
With his ad in Doctor Who 14, Ncuti will be the first black Doctor in the history of the British series, as well as the second black actor to play one of its reincarnations. (after Jo Martin in the role of the Runaway Doctor). Her debut is slated to be in one of the special episodes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who. He will later be the Fourteenth Doctor starting next season, airing in 2023.
The next project of the young actor is the ensemble film Barbie by Greta Gerwing, which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
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