The Scottish-Rwandan actor shot to fame after appearing on hit Netflix show Sex Education, where he plays fan-favourite teen Eric Effiong.
The TV star is set to take over as the Time Lord on the BBC sci-fi show, a role which has been held previously held by David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Christopher Eccleston.
He is making history as the first ever black actor to take on the leading role of the Doctor, after Broadchurch actress Jodie became the first ever woman timelord in 2017.
The Rwanda-born actor was virtually unknown before landing his breakout role on Netflix, but has since been nominated for three BAFTAs, won a Best Actor award at the Scottish BAFTAs, the Breakthrough Award at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the Rose d’Or Emerging 2020 Performance of the Year Award.
Ncuti will be the fourth Scottish actor to take on the career defining role, but who exactly is the soon-to-be 14th Doctor? Let’s find out..