Is Ncuti Gatwa gay? Everything you need to know about the next Doctor Who

Is Ncuti Gatwa gay? Everything you need to know about the next Doctor Who

There's no shortage of actors playing queer characters in TV series and films. But increasingly, LGBTQ actors are getting tapped to portray these roles. Additionally, many feel they have the capability and experience to bring these characters to life. However, actors like Ncuti Gatwa have played such roles seamlessly. But, is Ncuti Gatwa gay?

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Ncuti Gatwa during the 34th European Film Awards at Arena Treptow in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Franziska Krug
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Is Ncuti Gatwa gay? No, he is not. However, he plays a gay role in Sex Education hence the speculation. The entertainer is a talented Rwandan-Scottish actor. Thanks to his scene-stealing role as Eric in Sex Education on Netflix, he has quickly become a screen icon. Now, Ncuti has been announced as the new Doctor Who.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Mizero Ncuti Gatwa
  • Nickname: Ncuti Gatwa
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 15 October 1992
  • Age: 30 years (as of 2023)
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Place of birth: Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Current residence: Scotland
  • Nationality: Rwandan-Scottish
  • Ethnicity: African
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Height in feet: 5' 8''
  • Height in centimetres: 172
  • Weight in pounds: 154
  • Weight in kilograms: 70
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Mother: Josephine Gatwa
  • Father: Tharcisse Gatwa
  • Relationship status: Single
  • School: Boroughmuir High School and Dunfermline High School
  • University: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Profession: Actor
  • Instagram: @ncutigatwa

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Who is Ncuti Gatwa?

He is a talented and well-established Rwandan-Scottish actor. On 15th October 1992, he was born in Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda, to Tharcisse Gatwa (father) and Josephine Gatwa (mother). His father is a Rwandese journalist with a PhD in Theology.

Ncuti Gatwa gay
Ncuti Gatwa attends "The Last Letter From Your Lover" UK premiere at Ham Yard Hotel in London, England. Photo: Dave J Hogan
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In 1994, Ncuti and his entire family escaped from Rwanda to Scotland during the Rwandan genocide. They lived in Edinburgh and Dunfermline in Scotland, where he attended Boroughmuir High School and Dunfermline High School. Later, he relocated to Glasgow, where he studied BA in acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Is Ncuti Gatwa gay?

No, Ncuti is not gay in real life. The talented actor has not revealed anything about his sexuality to the public. During two interviews in early 2020 with The Guardian and Independent, he cunningly dodged the question regarding his sexual orientation.

The gay rumours and allegations came about after starring in Sex Education. He plays the openly gay and flamboyant Eric, who falls head over heels in love with Adam Groff, the high school bully. Even though he is openly gay in the film, he has not opened up about his sexuality in real life.

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In the interview, Harris talked about Gatwa as the new Doctor in Doctor Who:

“I got to meet and interact with him [Gatwa] a bit, and he is glorious. He’ll be the first gay Doctor, which is going to be super cool, a sexier Doctor.”

What is Ncuti Gatwa famous for?

Ncuti is famous for his outstanding acting skills, as seen in the movies and TV shows he has appeared in. After graduation, he began his acting career after he was granted a position in the Dundee Repertory Theatre.

In 2014, he had a brief role in the sitcom Bob Servant. The following year, he starred in the miniseries Stonemouth. Recently, he landed his breakthrough when he was announced as one of the Doctor Who actors.

So, who will be the 14th Dr Who? Gatwa will play this role. Other Doctor Who cast members include William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, and Colin Baker.

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Ncuti Gatwa's movies and TV shows

Apart from Doctor Who, the 14th doctor has also starred in:

  • 2019 - Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans as Timidius
  • 2021 - The Last Letter from Your Lover as Nick
  • 2023 - Barbie
  • 2014 - Bob Servant as Male Customer
  • 2015 - Stonemouth as Dougie
  • 2016 - Shakespeare's Globe: A Midsummer Night's Dream as Demetrius (stage production)
  • 2019 to present - Sex Education as Eric Effiong
  • 2022 - Grid Legends as Valentin Manzi (Video game)
  • TBA - Masters of the Air as 2cd Lt.Robert Daniels
  • TBA - Doctor Who as Fourteenth Doctor

Who is the 14th Doctor's girlfriend?

The actor does not have a girlfriend. He is single and focused on building his career as one of the best actors in Scotland. Even though nothing much is known about his dating history, he is rumoured to have been in a relationship before.

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Ncuti Gatwa performs during Letters Live at WOW Women Of The World Festival at Southbank Centre in London, England. Photo: David M. Benett
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Ncuti Gatwa's girlfriend was rumoured to be Jessica Hardwick, a London-based photographer. Ncuti Gatwa and his girlfriend (alleged) worked together on several projects. He was impressed by the photographer's work, as seen in his reaction:

Jess made me feel very comfortable, and I got a good variety of photos.

Ncuti Gatwa's fast facts

  1. Who is Ncuti Gatwa? He is a Rwandan-Scottish actor.
  2. How old is Ncuti Gatwa? He is 30 years old as of 2023 and he was born on 15th October 1992 in Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda.
  3. Is Ncuti Gatwa gay in real life? No, he is not gay in real life. He only plays a gay role in Sex Education hence the speculation. In addition, he has also not openly spoken about his sexuality.
  4. Who is Ncuti Gatwa dating? The actor is not dating anyone at the moment. He is single and focused on building his career.
  5. Who is the next Doctor Who in 2023? The talented actor Ncuti Gatwa is the next Doctor Who. He is the first black actor to take on this role.
  6. How much is Ncuti Gatwa's net worth? The actor's net worth has not been publicly revealed.

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