Ncuti Gatwa Is the New Doctor on ‘Doctor Who’

Ncuti Gatwa, a Rwandan-Scottish actor, is the first Black man to play the lead role of the Doctor in "Doctor Who".

Ncuti Gatwa, a star of the Netflix series "Sex Education," will be the 14th actor and the first Black man to play the lead role of the Doctor in "Doctor Who,"

He will replace Jodie Whittaker, who announced her departure last July after three seasons as the show's first female doctor.

Mr. Gatwa plays Eric Effiong, a gay man navigating his sexuality and identity in a religious Nigerian family, in "Sex Education,"

Ncuti Gatwa, a star of the Netflix series "Sex Education," will be the 14th actor and the first Black man to play the lead role of the Doctor in "Doctor Who,"

The EE British Academy Film Awards, commonly known as the BAFTAs, where he was nominated in a comedy program for his work on “Sex Education.”

Ms. Whittaker's final episode of "Doctor Who" will air in the fall during the BBC's centenary celebrations.

Though transitions to new Doctors are expected and eagerly anticipated by fans, the show’s previous attempts to change and diversify have not been universally embraced.