Talking of his new position, Gatwa says: “There aren’t fairly the phrases to explain how I’m feeling. A mixture of deeply honoured, past excited and naturally a 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 proficient predecessors has dealt with that distinctive accountability and privilege with the utmost care. I’ll endeavour my upmost to do the identical.
“Russell T Davies is nearly as iconic because the Physician himself and with the ability to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, thrilling, extremely clever and fizzing with hazard. An actor’s metaphorical playground.
“All the group have been so welcoming and really give their hearts to the present. And in order a lot because it’s daunting, I’m conscious I’m becoming a member of a extremely supportive household. Not like the Physician, I could solely have one coronary heart however I’m giving all of it to this present.”
Returning showrunner Russell T Davies provides: “The long run is right here and it’s Ncuti! Typically expertise walks by way of the door and it’s so vivid 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. It’s an honour to work with him, and a hoot, I can’t wait to get began. I’m positive you’re dying to know extra, however we’re rationing ourselves for now, with the great Jodie’s epic finale but to come back. However I promise you, 2023 can be spectacular!”
BBC Chief Content material Officer Charlotte Moore says: “Ncuti has an unbelievable dynamism, he’s a hanging and fearless younger actor whose expertise and power will set the world alight and take Physician Who on extraordinary adventures beneath Russell T Davies’ new period.”