Ncuti Gatwa ranks number one on Radio Times’ greatest TV stars of 2022
Tuesday, April 04, 2023
Ncuti Gatwa has been named the winner of Radio Times’ ‘Top 100 TV Stars of 2022’.

Ncuti Gatwa has been named the winner of Radio Times’ ‘Top 100 TV Stars of 2022’, after topping the list of the most influential names in the industry. Radio Times is a British weekly listings magazine devoted to television and radio programme schedules, with other features such as interviews, film reviews, and lifestyle items.

Compiled with the help of TV executives from the likes of the BBC, Netflix, and many more, the annual list celebrates the greatest stars in the entertainment industry.

Ncuti, who was recently cast as the lead role in ‘Doctor Who’ as the series approaches its 60th anniversary, reached the top of the list following Russell T Davies, who won last year.

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Speaking to Radio Times about taking first place, Ncuti said he was very pleased, adding, "Being recognised for anything is just bloody lovely, let alone being on the Radio Times TV 100 list. TV is on fire at the moment and so to top the list as well feels extra cool.”

Ncuti joins an exclusive list of winners which includes Michaela Coel, Olivia Colman, Russell T Davies, Jennifer Coolidge, Emma D’Arcy, Adam Kay, and many others.

Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer at BBC TV and radio, applauded Gatwa’s achievement saying that he is going to take the global cinema industry to extraordinary levels.

"Ncuti has an incredible dynamism, he’s a striking and fearless actor whose talent and energy are boundless. From what I’ve seen so far – no spoilers – he is going to set the world alight and take ‘Doctor Who’ on extraordinary adventures when he takes charge of the TARDIS,” she said.

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About Gatwa

Ncuti Gatwa was born on October 15, 1992, in Nyarugenge, Kigali City. He was born to Dr Tharcisse Gatwa, a journalist and prominent writer with a Ph.D. degree in Theology.

Gatwa and his family left for Scotland during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He studied acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with a BA in Acting in 2013. His family currently lives in London, England.

Gatwa rose to fame when he landed a role in Netflix’s hit comedy series ‘Sex Education’, where he played Eric Effiong. The upcoming fourth season will be his last.

This year will undoubtedly be huge for him as he becomes the Fifteenth Doctor, which will be the next incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series ‘Doctor Who’.

Ncuti will also take to the silver screen as he appears in the highly-anticipated ‘Barbie’ movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.