Unveiled to the general public thanks to the role of Eric Effiong in the series “Sex Education”, Ncuti Gatwa succeeds Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to have camped the role of the famous extraterrestrial.
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Briton Ncuti Gatwa, noted for his role in the series Sex Educationwill be the first black actor to interpret the main character of Doctor Whothe hero of the cult BBC science fiction series, the British television channel announced on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Scottish actor, born in Rwanda, will become the 14th Time Lord from 2023, when the series celebrates its 60th anniversary, succeeding British actress Jodie Whittaker, who was the first woman to play the character.
“It’s really unbelievable. It’s a real honor. This role is an institution and so iconic“, reacted Ncuti Gatwa to the BBC.I’m very grateful to be handed over to me and I’ll try to do my best.”he added.
Doctor Who chronicles the adventures of its main character, an extraterrestrial of the race of Time Lords (Time Lords) who travels through space and time aboard a machine resembling a blue police telephone booth British, and who is able to survive by regenerating in a new guise. The series first aired in 1963.
Ncuti Gatwa will work alongside screenwriter and producer Russell T. Davies, creator of the series It’s a Sin on the beginning of the AIDS years in Great Britain, huge critical and public success of Netflix.
Jodie Whittaker herself took over in 2017 from Scottish actor Peter Capaldi and twelve men, before announcing her departure in July 2021.