You probably know Ncuti Gatwa for his role in the hit UK tv show, Sex Education. He plays the loveable character, Eric, who has to juggle expressing his sexual identity with his conformative Rwandan family. At just 29 years old, Gatwa has already been nominated twice for a BAFTA Television Award for best male comedy performance in Sex Education. He has also won the Best Actor in Television Award for BAFTA Scotland. However, it’s fair to say that this is just the start for Gatwa as he’s just been announced as the new Doctor Who, set to replace Jodie Whittaker. So, if you want to know more about how he rose to fame, then read on. We’re here to discuss Ncuti Gatwa net worth and everything you need to know about him.
Ncuti Gatwa age and family background
Ncuti Gatwa was born in Rwanda in October 1992 and is 29 years old (in May 2022.) He moved to Edinburgh with his family, escaping the Rwandan genocide. He was educated at Boroughmuir High School and Dunfermline High School in Fife before studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. There he received a BA in Acting.
Ncuti Gatwa in Sex Education
His first big break came in 2018 when he was cast in the role of Eric Effiong in Netflix’s, Sex Education; the role that led to his first BAFTA. He stars in the show alongside other successful UK actors including Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey and Asa Butterfield. You can read more about Sex Education and where it is filmed here.
The first Black Doctor Who
In more recent news, Gatwa has just been announced as the new Doctor Who. The first Black actor that has been confirmed for the role. He will take over from Jodie Whittaker in 2023 and will be the 14th Doctor on the popular TV series. According to the director, Russell T Davis, the role of the 14th Doctor had already been found. However, Gatwa blew the team away with his fantastic audition.
Davis said: “The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars,”
Is Ncuti Gatwa single?
Gatwa has not publicly announced any relationship at the time of writing. He has also not announced his sexual orientation, despite starring as a gay character in Sex Education.
Ncuti Gatwa net worth
At just 29 years old, Gatwa’s career is already a success story. At present is estimated that Ncuti Gatwa’s net worth is around $1 million- and that only looks set to grow.
So, hands up, who’s excited to see Gatwa in his new role on Doctor Who? Leave your thoughts in the comments section. And if you’re a fan of Sex Education, read on to see what UK uni’s the characters would go to in real life…