The BBC announced today that Ncuti Gatwa is the new Doctor to take charge of the TARDIS. The star of stage and screen, Ncuti, is best known for his critically acclaimed performance in Sex Education as the iconic Eric Effiong, for which he was awarded the Best Actor Award at the Scottish BAFTAs in 2020, including for Best Male Performance in a Comedy. He is known for his numerous nominations.
Talking about her new role, Ncuti said, “There aren’t exactly words to describe how I feel. It’s a mix of deeply dignified, highly excited and of course a little scared. This role and the show mean so much to many people all over the world, including me. and each of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled this unique responsibility and privilege with great care. I will do my best to do the same. Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself, and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic. , exciting, incredibly intelligent, and full of danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground. The entire crew is so welcoming and they really put their hearts into the show. And while it’s intimidating, I realize that I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may have one heart but all of them. I’m giving it to this show.” said.
Showrunner Russell T Davies said: “The future is here and Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright, bold and bright that I step back in awe and thank my lucky stars. Ncuti was dazzled, he had the Doctor and within seconds that TARDIS “It’s an honor to work with him and I can’t wait to get started. I’m sure you’re dying to learn more, but for now, we’re holding our own with the epic finale of the great Jodie that has yet to come. But I promise you, 2023 is going to be amazing!”
Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore said: “Ncuti is an incredible dynamism, striking and fearless young actor whose talent and energy will set the world on fire and will take Doctor Who on extraordinary adventures in Russell T Davies’ new era.”