By Emilie Gilles
– Published on May 12, 2022 at 17:31
– Updated on May 12, 2022 at 5:31 p.m.
Ncuti Gatwa, revelation of the Netflix series Sex Education, will be the fourteenth doctor in Doctor Who! But who is the British-Rwandan actor?
This Sunday, May 8, the announcement shook the web and the world of pop-culture ! The BBC has announced that Ncuti Gatwa will be the next Doctor of the cult series Doctor Who. Trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland in Glasgow, he cut his teeth in the theater. He notably embodied Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s dream. But it is to Sex Education that he owes his popularity with the public.
One of the revelations of Sex Education
Broadcast since January 2019 on Netflix, the British series has put many young actors in the spotlight. Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey or even Simone Ashley, Ncuti Gatwa is no exception! He plays Eric Effiong, a young openly gay student. This role allowed him to stand out and receive particularly prestigious awards! He notably received the Best Actor in Television at the BAFTA Scotland 2020. He was also crowned three times in a row at the British Academy Television Awards.
“Thank you to the BAFTAs for continuing to support and recognize the Sex Education family and myself. 3th Consecutive nomination sounds crazy”, he said in the caption of his Instagram post. We already know that we will see it in season 4 of the Netflix series. However, we still don’t have a date to mark in our diaries.. Its creator, Laurie Nunn, told Canneseries last October: “We have already made progress on the writing of this season 4. I can’t wait to know how the public will react to these new plots. Unfortunately, it won’t be for a long time…” Thereby, we may well have to wait until early 2023 to see Ncuti Gatwa again in his role as Eric. One thing is certain, the actor will not have time to get bored!
A first in the history of Doctor Who
Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi or Jodie Whittaker, all played the Doctor. But this time, the series takes a real facelift! 30 years old, Ncuti Gatwa is the first black actor to play a Doctor. And unlike us, he knew it since last February! The secret was however kept for 3 months, which is quite surprising given all the information leaking on castings and filming. This is a real step forward for this series which has always celebrated diversity.
It was on the occasion of the British Academy Television Awards which took place in London this Sunday, May 8, that he was finally able to express himself. “There are no words to describe how I feel. This role and this show means so much to so many people around the world and including myself. Each of my talented predecessors took on this unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will do my best to do the same”did he declare. Its casting has also been unanimous with many actors. This is particularly the case of Gillian Anderson, with whom he played in Sex Education.
Congratulations to this ray of sunshine Ncuti Gatwa! ❤️❤️➕🟦 https://t.co/4nAO5gvGKi
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) May 8, 2022
“Congratulations to this ray of sunshine, Ncuti Gatwa”said the star of XFiles. During the first edition of the Paris Fan Festival, which took place the weekend of May 7 and 8, the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith also commented on his casting announcement.
For his part, Ncuti Gatwa wanted to thank on his Instagram account: “The Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker and Mr. David Tennant for your lovely words of support and encouragement on BAFTA Day”. He thanked more generally all those who supported him following the announcement of his casting in his story.
Ncuti Gatwa soon in dark rooms
While Ncuti Gatwa has become a series star, he will also soon have a new role in the cinema ! Until then, we have seen him in secondary roles, notably in The last letter from her lover alongside Shailene Woodley and Felicity Jones, released in 2021. This is a big screen adaptation of a novel by Jojo Moyes, known for Before you. Next year, we’ll see him in a bigger budget movie! In effect, he joined Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Barbieby Greta Gerwig. He finds there Emma Mackey, another revelation of Sex Educationas he shared on his Instagram account.
For the moment, we do not know more about the role he will have. In any case, the film is expected for July 23, 2023 in France. There is absolutely no doubt that a very fine career awaits Ncuti Gatwa!
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