Ncuti Gatwa, of “Sex Education”, will be the new face of “Doctor Who”

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Ncuti Gatwa, of “Sex Education”, will be the new face of “Doctor Who”

We know him so far for his role as Eric Effiong, in the series “Sex Education”, available on Netflix. He will now be, from 2023, the new face of “Doctor Who” in the legendary British series. Ncuti Gatwa, 29, will be the 14th incarnation of the title role in this sci-fi series, as announced by the BBC, producer and broadcaster of the series, this Sunday.

“There are no words to describe what I feel, said the comedian in a press release posted on the site of the series. A mixture: I am deeply honored, very excited and of course a little scared. This role and this series mean so much to viewers around the world, including me. “Since the month of February, the young man kept this secret which burned his lips.

Already 13 different incarnations

We do not necessarily realize in France, where fiction does not have the same impact, but in England “Doctor Who” is a real institution. The adventures of this character who travels through space-time have been broadcast in England since… 1963. Interrupted in 1989, the fiction resumed in 2005. A 900-year-old hero, the doctor is able to regenerate and has already known thirteen different incarnations.

After William Hartnell – the very first – the doctor was camped by Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith or even Peter Capaldi. Since 2018, it’s even a woman, actress Jodie Whittaker, seen in “Broadchurch”, who played her in the 11th, 12th and 13th seasons of the new version. The broadcast of the last episode with this actress is scheduled for this fall. This will be the 300th episode, celebrating the BBC’s centenary.

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