Physician Who: Ncuti Gatwa Tapped to Play New Physician for Season 14, Succeeding Jodie Whittaker


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Physician Who: Ncuti Gatwa Tapped to Play New Physician for Season 14, Succeeding Jodie Whittaker

BBC is tossing Ncuti Gatwa the keys to the TARDIS.

Gatwa has landed Doctor Who‘s iconic position of the Physician, making him the successor to Jodie Whittaker and the sequence’ 14th lead general.

The present confirmed the information on Twitter Sunday, writing: “The long run is right here! Ncuti Gatwa is the Physician.”

“There aren’t fairly the phrases to explain how I’m feeling,” the actor stated in an announcement. “A mixture of deeply honored, past excited and naturally a little bit bit scared. This position and present means a lot to so many all over the world, together with myself, and every one among my extremely gifted predecessors has dealt with that distinctive accountability and privilege with the utmost care. I’ll endeavor my upmost to do the identical… Not like the Physician, I could solely have one coronary heart, however I’m giving all of it to this present.”

“The long run is right here and it’s Ncuti!” showrunner Russell T Davies added. “Typically expertise walks by way of the door and it’s so vibrant and daring and sensible, I simply stand again in awe and thank my fortunate stars. Ncuti dazzled us, seized maintain of the Physician and owned these TARDIS keys in seconds… I’m certain you’re dying to know extra, however we’re rationing ourselves for now, with the fantastic Jodie’s epic finale but to return. However I promise you, 2023 will probably be spectacular!”

Gatwa at present portrays Eric Effiong on Netflix’s British teen dramedy Intercourse Training. His different TV credit embrace Stonemouth, Bob Servant and the upcoming Masters of the Air. He’s additionally set to star in subsequent 12 months’s Barbie movie, a romantic comedy based mostly on the Mattel toys.

Physician Who initially ran from 1963 to 1989 on BBC One, with the lead position crammed throughout these seasons by William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. The present was then relaunched in 2005 and, in its present kind, has starred Christopher Eccleston (Season 1), David Tennant (Seasons 2-4), Matt Smith (Seasons 5-7), Peter Capaldi (Seasons 8-10) and Whittaker (Seasons 11-13), who made historical past because the sequence’ first feminine Physician.

Whittaker confirmed in July 2021 that she’d be stepping down because the Physician after filling the position for 3 seasons; although Season 13 completed airing in December 2021, Whittaker returned to play the Physician in a trio of feature-length specials which have aired all through 2022. The primary two specials aired in January and April, whereas a premiere date for the third has but to be introduced. Showrunner Chris Chibnall additionally introduced that his tenure would finish when Whittaker’s did, and Russell T Davies — who initially served as Physician Who showrunner when the present was revived in 2005 — will take back the baton for Season 14.

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