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Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa lands role as the new Doctor Who

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Netflix show Sex Education.Related: ‘Sex Education’: Still redefining what it means to be black and gay on TVDoctor Who started back in 1963.

Gatwa will make his debut in 2023 as the 14th Doctor. He’s the first Black actor to take on the role.Earlier this year, it was announced that Russell T Davies (writer of the original Queer As Folk and It’s A Sin), who previously helmed Doctor Who between 2005 and 2009 would be returning as showrunner for the 60th anniversary season.Davies and Gatwa both attended the prestigious BAFTA Awards last night in London and talked about the casting.

A post shared by Russell T Davies (@russelltdavies63) Gatwa told the BBC that the character of Doctor Who, “means a lot to so many people, including myself”.He added, “I feel very grateful to have had the baton handed over and I’m going to try to do my best.”“I’ve known since about February this year, so it’s been tricky trying keep this under wraps, because I’ve got a very big mouth.”Davies said Gatwa had blown him away with his audition.“It was our last audition.

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