Ncuti Gatwa will take over the function of The Physician from Jodie Whittaker.
The 29-year-old will develop into the 14th Physician after Whittaker introduced remaining July she will likely be leaving the function.
Gatwa, a Scottish actor who used to be born in Rwanda, starred as Eric Effiong in Netflix’s Intercourse Schooling, a task for which he gained a Scottish Bafta within the actor class.
“There don’t seem to be fairly the phrases to explain how I am feeling. A mixture of deeply honoured, past excited and, in fact, a little bit bit scared. This function and display approach such a lot to such a lot of all over the world, together with myself, and every one among my extremely gifted predecessors has treated that distinctive accountability and privilege with the maximum care,” he mentioned.
“I can endeavour my upmost to do the similar. Russell T Davies is nearly as iconic because the Physician himself and with the ability to paintings with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, thrilling, extremely clever and fizzing with risk.
“An actor’s metaphorical playground. All of the group were so welcoming and actually give their hearts to the display.
“And so up to it is daunting, I am mindful I am becoming a member of a in point of fact supportive circle of relatives. In contrast to the Physician, I might simplest have one middle however I’m giving all of it to this display.”
Gatwa has been nominated at this 12 months’s Bafta TV awards in the most productive male efficiency in a comedy programme. The awards will happen on 8 Would possibly.
Whittaker used to be appointed as the primary feminine Physician in 2017.
Creator Russell T Davies is returning because the programme’s showrunner after departing in 2009.
Davies, who used to be liable for Physician Who is revival in 2005, will likely be again to have fun the display’s sixtieth anniversary in 2023, the BBC had in the past mentioned.
“The longer term is right here and it is Ncuti! Every now and then skill walks during the door and it is so brilliant and impressive and good, I simply stand again in awe and thank my fortunate stars,” Davies mentioned.
“Ncuti dazzled us, seized dangle of the Physician and owned the ones Tardis keys in seconds.
“It is an honour to paintings with him, and a hoot, I will’t wait to get began. I am certain you might be death to understand extra, however we are rationing ourselves for now, with the glorious Jodie’s epic finale but to come back.
“However I promise you, 2023 will likely be impressive!”