Mizero Ncuti Gatwa is an actor of Rwandan Scottish nationality. He was born on 15 October in the year 1992. Ncuti Gatwa rose to international stardom when he starred in the comedy-drama series titled Sex Education which is produced by Netflix and premiered in the year 2019. His unique and fresh portrayal of the gay character Eric Effiong in the Netflix series Sex Education has earned him a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television category along with 3 BAFTA Television Awards nominations for the category of Best Male Comedy Performance. In the year 2022 Ncuti Gatwa was announced as the 14th reincarnation of the titular character of The Doctor on the show Doctor Who, produced by BBC, which made him the first Black actor to portray the lead role in this series.
Is Ncuti Gatwa Nigerian?
Ncuti Gatwa was born on 15 October 1993 in Nyarugenge, Kigali, which is located in Rwanda. Rwanda is a country located in East Africa. Ncuti Gatwa is of Rwandan nationality and not Nigerian nationality. Nigeria is a country located in West Africa. Ncuti Gatwa along with his parents fled the country of Rwanda when Ncuti was a young child, due to the Rwandan genocide that took place in the year 1994 when Ncuti was just 2 years old. His family eventually found refuge in the country of Scotland, which lead Ncuti Gatwa to have Rwanda and British dual citizenship. The Rwandan genocide took place between 7 April and 15 July in the year 1994, during the Rwandan Civil War. The Rwandan Genocide is also known as The Genocide Against the Tutsi. During these 100 days, various members of the minority ethnic groups of Tutsi, Twa, and Hutu were mercilessly killed by armed militia groups.
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Ncuti Gatwa Early Life
Ncuti Gatwa was born on 15 October in the year 1992 in Nyarugenge, Kigali, located in Rwanda. His father’s name is Tharcisse Gatwa, who is from Rwanda’s Karongi District. His father is a journalist with a Ph.D. in the field of theology. Ncuti Gatwa and his family fled from Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide that took place in 1994 and settled in Scotland. Ncuti Gatwa and his family lived in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. Ncuti Gatwa received his education at Boroughmuir High School and Dunfermline High School. He moved from Dunfermline to Glasgow, to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, wherein he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in the field of Acting in 2013.
Ncuti Gatwa Personal Life
Ncuti Gatwa’s father’s name is Tharcisse Gatwa, a journalist with a Ph.D. in the field of Theology. Tharcisse was born in Rwanda’s Karongi District. His mother’s name is not known. There is no information about his brothers or sisters. There is no other information about his personal life.
Ncuti Gatwa Net Worth
Due to his work in numerous theatre productions and films as well as his work on the Netflix series Sex Education, Ncuti Gatwa’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.
Ncuti Gatwa Career
After graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the year 2013, Ncuti Gatwa performed in several theatre productions in the Dundee Repertory Theatre such as “Victoria”, directed by David Greig. Ncuti Gatwa portrayed a small role in the 2014 sitcom titled Bob Servant, which was also filmed in Dundee, Scotland. In the year 2015, Ncuti Gatwa portrayed a supporting role in the mini TV series titled Stonemouth. In that same year 2015, he performed in a theatre production called 946, by Kneehigh Theatres. Ncuti Gatwa also portrayed the role of Demetrius in the 2016 theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by Shakespeare and directed by Emma Rice. In May in the year 2018, Ncuti Gatwa was cast to play the lead role of Eric Effiong in the comedy-drama TV series titled Sex Education which is produced by Netflix. The show was released in the year 2019 and received critical acclaim and praise from critics and audiences, thus catapulting Ncuti Gatwa towards international fame and recognition. Gatwa received praise from critics for his portrayal of the character Eric and has earned him various nominations and awards. In 2022, it was announced by BBC that Ncuti Gatwa will portray the lead role of the 14th Doctor on the show Doctor Who. This made him the first Black actor to portray the lead role of The Doctor in the show. He is set to appear in the 2023 film Barbie, which is currently in production as well as a TV show titled Masters of the Air as Lt. Robert Daniels.
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