The 14th Doctor
Having made quite a name for himself in the cult Netflix show Sex Education, Ncuti Gatwa was proclaimed the 14th Time Lord last week. The Rwandan born actor who moved to Scotland when a mere two years old is replacing Jodie Whittaker, who played the show’s first female doctor.
The Writer Speaks
A far cry from his character Eric Effiong in Sex Education, the announcement about the new Doctor is definitely a sign that times are changing. Speaking on the appointment of Ncuti in the role, Russell T Davis, the writer behind the iconic TV show said “The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars.”
The Actor Speaks
29-year-old Gatwa, obviously delighted, said “This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care.” With a history that spans seventy decades and thirteen pairs of shoes to fill, the pressure, we are sure, will be on.
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