First look at Doctor Who stars Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson in new pics

The first look of the new Doctor Who and his companion have been revealed.

New photos have been released unveiling actor Ncuti Gatwa, of Netflix’s Sex Education fame, as the 15th Doctor, ahead of the series return next November.

Ncuti, 30, was announced as the new doctor earlier this year, taking over from Jodie Whittaker, and is seen in the first photo in his new role, as filming has gone underway for the long-running series.

The actor is pictured standing in front of an evening London skyline in the photo released, wearing a brown checked coat with matching tailored trousers, an orange T-shirt and brown brogue boots, and has his hands in his pockets.

Ncuti is joined by his new co-star Millie Gibson in a second photo, who stars as the 15th doctor’s companion Ruby Sunday.

The pair of actors are captured smiling outside a trailer, as Millie, who was previously on Coronation Street, is seen in a blue shearling jacket and shorts, with her hands in her pockets, matching the new doctor.

Actress Millie, 18, was unveiled as the latest Doctor Who companion as she stepped out of the Tardis live on Children in Need last month, and is set to embark alongside Ncuti on new adventures onscreen next year.

Speaking on his Doctor Who takeover in May, Ncuti told Sky News: "I think it's such an honour, this role…it's a British institution.

"This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care."

Doctor Who will return over the festive season next year as three special episodes mark the series' 60th anniversary, and is set to feature previous doctor David Tennant.

Viewers will then see Ncuti take control of the Tardis as the show takes on a new chapter, with a brand-new character leading the way.

Showrunner Russell T. Davies is returning for the series’ special celebratory episodes after departing in 2009, and was responsible for Doctor Who's revival in 2005.

The showrunner praised new doctor Ncuti as he spoke on what viewers can expect the actor bring to the iconic TV role.

He said: "Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor and owned those Tardis keys in seconds.

"It's an honour to work with him, and a hoot, I can't wait to get started."


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