How do you say Ncuti Gatwa? In a surprise announcement, Doctor Who has announced that Nkuti Gatwa has been cast as the Fourteenth Doctor and many people are wondering how to properly pronounce the talented actor’s name. With the announcement that controversial showrunner Chris Chibnall was coming to an end, much like Jodie Whittaker’s time as the Thirteenth Doctor, speculation began to run rampant as to who would take over the role of the ancient Time Lord. With the return of veteran Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davis, it was even speculated that Tenth Doctor actor David Tennant would return to the role.
But the long-running BBC series shattered all expectations by announcing that young actor Nkuti Gatwa, whose role in Sex Education is his most famous, will be the next to pilot the TARDIS. This is a brilliantly unexpected casting that shows that Doctor Who is committed to pushing the limits of what is possible and adhering to the ethos of inclusion. However, since Gatwa is not yet as well known, some are puzzled over exactly how to pronounce his name.
Since his name is about to become a household name, viewers need to know How do you say Ncuti Gatwa? Ncuti Gatwa is pronounced as SHOO-ti GAT-wa, where “Nc” is pronounced as a soft “sh”. The 29-year-old actor’s full name is actually Mizero Nkuti Gatwa, but he’s turning down “Mizero.” Gatwa is from Rwanda and grew up in Scotland. His name “Nkuti” means “friend” in Kinyarwanda, the national language of Rwanda.
Gatwa is a true pioneer and a promising young talent. He was recently nominated for a BAFTA Award for his role as Eric Effiong in the Netflix series Sex Education. With his casting for Doctor Who, Gatwa will be the first non-UK born actor to play the Doctor, as well as the first black actor to headline the show. Although he may not have been born in the UK, Gatwa is very proud to have grown up in Scotland. In response to people questioning his identity due to his unusual Scottish-Rwandan accent, Gatwa said in a recent interview: “Stop taking my Scottishness away from me. You don’t define me.” (via The Independent)
How do you say Ncuti Gatwa?
Gatwa is sure to bring upbeat energy, more like Tennant’s work as the Doctor than Matt Smith’s arrogant Doctor, Peter Capalti’s angry energy, or Whittaker’s more brooding twist. With the announcement of Gatwa’s casting, Davis revealed that he and the rest of the Doctor Who crew were “overwhelmed” by Nkuti Gatwa’s audition. Davis’s words give hope that Post-Chibnall’s Doctor Who will return to its former form after the last few tumultuous seasons: lucky stars,” he said. “Nkuti blinded us, grabbed the Doctor and took the keys to the TARDIS in seconds.” As Gatwa brings her youthful energy to Doctor Who, the future looks bright.