Ncuti Gatwa

Rwandan-Scottish Actor

Massaro Ncuti Gatwa (born 15 October 1992) is a Rwandan-born Scottish actor. He currently plays Eric Effiong in the Netflix series Sex Education (2019–present), which earned him a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television and three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance. He has been given a lot of praise for his performance of a gay black teen in Sex Education. In 2022, Gatwa was announced as the fourteenth incarnation of the Doctor on the BBC television series Doctor Who, making him the first black and gay actor in this role.

Ncuti Gatwa
Gatwa in 2019
Massaro Ncuti Gatwa

(1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 31)
Years active2014–present

Life and Career change

Gatwa was born in Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda.[1] He grew up in Scotland, mostly in Edinburgh and Dunfermline.

In May 2022, Gatwa was chosen as the fifteenth actor to play the Doctor in the television series Doctor Who.[2] His first appearance as the Doctor is planned for 2023.

Filmography change

Film change

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Horrible Histories: The Movie Timidius
2021 The Last Letter To Your Lover Nick
2023 Barbie

Television change

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Bob Servant Male Customer 1 episode
2015 Stonemouth Dougie 2 episodes
2019–2021 Sex Education Eric Effiong Series regular
2022-present Doctor Who The Fifthteenth Doctor Main role
2023 Masters of the Air Lt. Robert Daniels

Stage change

Year Title Role Notes
2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Demetrius

Video games change

Year Title Role Notes
2022 GRID Legends Valentin Manzi (voice)

References change

  1. Anderson, Gillian (5 February 2020). "Ncuti Gatwa Embraces His Electrifying Power". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. "Ncuti Gatwa: BBC names actor as next Doctor Who star". BBC News. BBC. 8 May 2022. Archived from the original on 8 May 2022. Retrieved 8 May 2022.

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