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Ncuti Gatwa      

Rwandan-Scottish Actor Best Known for his Roles in 'Sex Education' & 'Doctor Who'

Ncuti Gatwa is a Rwandan-Scottish actor. He began his career on stage at the Dundee Repertory Theatre. He was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for his performance as Mercutio in a 2014 production of "Romeo & Juliet" at HOME. Gatwa had his breakout role as gay teenager Eric Effiong in the Netflix comedy-drama series "Sex Education" (2019–2023), which earned him a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television and three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance. In 2022, he was cast in Greta Gerwig's Barbie and as the fifteenth incarnation of The Doctor in "Doctor Who."

Gatwa publicly came out as queer in an August 2023 interview with Elle magazine, having previously avoided discussing his sexuality in spite of popular speculation. In the interview, Gatwa noted that he preferred not to label himself, and that he had been inspired by both his work on Sex Education and an encounter with a Rwandan woman at Manchester Pride some years prior, having "never met another queer Rwandan person before".

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