Ncuti Gatwa

Last updated 16 May 2022

Ncuti Gatwa
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Mizero Ncuti Gatwa

Born: Thursday 15th October 1992 (age: 31)


Ncuti Gatwa is a Rwandan-born Scottish actor who will play the role of the Fourteenth Doctor
Gatwa was born in Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda, the son of a journalist with a PhD in theology.
During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, the family fled to the United Kingdom and settled in Scotland, living in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. Gatwa attended Boroughmuir High School and Dunfermline High School before moving to Glasgow to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with a BA in Acting in 2013.
After graduating, Gatwa worked with on the Dundee Repertory Theatre acting graduation scheme based in Dundee, Scotland where he performed in several productions including David Greig's Victoria. He had a brief role in the 2014 sitcom Bob Servant which was also set and filmed in Dundee.
In 2015, he appeared in a supporting role in the miniseries Stonemouth, an adaptation of the 2012 novel of the same name. That same year, he performed in the Kneehigh Theatres production of 946, which was adapted from Michael Morpurgo's The Amazing Story of Adolphus. Gatwa played Demetrius in the 2016 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe directed by Emma Rice.
In May 2018, Gatwa was cast in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education as Eric Effiong. The show was released in 2019. He has earned numerous accolades for the role, which include winning a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television in 2020, and earning three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance, one in 2020, 2021 and 2022 consecutively.
On 8 May 2022, it was announced that Gatwa had been cast in Doctor Who as the fourteenth Doctor