Rwandan-born Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa, who is known for giving life to Eric Effiong in Netflix’s hit ‘Sex Education’, has been announced to succeed Jodie Whittaker as the lead in the longest-running British TV series ‘Doctor Who.’ He will play the beloved Time Lord in the series, becoming the first-ever non-white actor to play the lead role.
But who is this new Doctor Who star? Here is everything you need to know about Ncuti Gatwa, the 14th Time Lord, from his family and relationship status to his impressive career so far.
Who is Ncuti Gatwa?
Born in Rwanda in October 1992, Ncuti Gatwa is a Scottish actor who rose to fame when he was cast in the hit Netflix series Sex Education in 2018, alongside Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield. His portrayal of Eric Effiong received critical acclaim and earned him a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television in 2020.
His other acting credits include Bob Servant, Stonemouth, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, and The Last Letter from Your Lover.
On May 8, 2022, BBC announced that Gatwa had been cast in Doctor Who as the fourteenth incarnation of the show’s protagonist, the Doctor, replacing Jodie Whittaker.
Ncuti Gatwa Family – Parents & Siblings
Though Ncuti Gatwa was born in Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda, his parents raised him in Scotland as his family moved there during the 1994 genocide. At the time, Gatwa was only two years old. His family then lived in Edinburgh and Dunfermline.
Gatwa’s family lived in university accommodation while his father, Tharcisse Gatwa, studied for a PhD in philosophy and theology. His father later moved to Cameroon, leaving the family, because he was unable to get work as an academic in the UK.
Growing up, Gatwa went to church and Bible study as his father, originally from Rwanda’s Karongi District, was a minister. According to the Sex Education star, his father still has faith but he is not the biggest fan of organised religion.
For Ncuti Gatwa, his parents are his role models. His parents have inspired his work ethic and a sense of responsibility.
Ncuti Gatwa Education
After moving to Scotland, Ncuti Gatwa attended Boroughmuir High School and Dunfermline High School. He then enrolled at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow to study drama. He graduated with a BA in Acting in 2013.
Is Ncuti Gatwa Married? His Wife or Girlfriend
29-year-old Ncuti Gatwa is still unmarried and doesn’t have a wife. And it seems, he has yet to find his wife-to-be.
As a celebrity who loves to keep his personal life private, Gatwa hasn’t revealed his current relationship status. It doesn’t appear as if the new Doctor Who star is in a relationship, and he hasn’t shared a photo online to suggest that he is.
Because Gatwa leads a life in the public eye as a result of his work, there’s also every chance that he is keeping some of his personal life private. He could be dating someone in secret, keeping his girlfriend, if he has, out of the spotlight.
According to Elle Australia, Gatwa appeared to have dated Jessica Hardwick in the past. However, neither Gatwa nor Hardwick confirmed their relationship.
Is Ncuti Gatwa Gay?
Gatwa played a gay character ‘Eric‘ in Netflix show ‘Sex Education,’ so people often question his sexuality and wonder if he is gay.
But Gatwa has never publicly discussed his own sexuality. He prefers not to talk about his personal life in interviews.
Is Ncuti Gatwa British?
Ncuti Gatwa is Scottish. He grew up in Edinburgh in Scotland and his parents are from Rwanda. He can speak with a Scottish accent.
How old is Ncuti Gatwa?
Ncuti Gatwa is 29 years old, born October 15, 1992.
Who is the first black Doctor Who?
Ncuti Gatwa is the first black Doctor Who.
How do you say Ncuti Gatwa?
Ncuti is pronounced ‘Shoo-ti’, while Gatwa is simply ‘Gat-wa’.
What is Ncuti Gatwa’s real name?
Ncuti’s real name is Mizero Ncuti Gatwa.
Who is Ncuti Gatwa’s girlfriend?
Ncuti is single and does not have a girlfriend. However, he once dated Jessica Hardwick.
What is Ncuti Gatwa’s net worth?
Accounts for Ncuti Gatwa’s company Gemini Moon Limited show he amassed assets of more than three-quarters of a million pounds last year. With his upcoming role in Doctor Who, his net worth will see quite an increase in the figure by 2023.
As of May 2022, Ncuti Gatwa’s net worth is estimated at $1 million US dollars.
How tall is Ncuti Gatwa?
Ncuti Gatwa is around 5ft 8 inches tall. This is 1.72 metres.