Ncuti Gatwa reveals what his Doctor Who audition scene was
There's no doubt we're in for a treat when Gatwa's Time Lord arrives.
Ncuti Gatwa has revealed what his Doctor Who audition involved when trying out for the role of the Fifteenth Doctor.
Showrunner Russell T Davies has previously praised Gatwa's "thunderbolt" audition, which ultimately landed him the role on the iconic sci-fi series.
Recalling Gatwa's try-out, Davies wrote: "I'd watched him on screen, and thought I had the measure of him, until he walked into the room for the Doctor Who audition. Bang! Thunderbolt.
"And bear in mind, for UK TV, the part of the Doctor is the Crown Jewels, it's history, it's tradition, it's... oh, sod that, I said, and threw it at him. He's conquered the world. Now all of time and space is his."
In an interview with GQ Magazine, Gatwa revealed that his audition was in front of the show's producers and Russell T Davies, and he had to read a 10-page scene of the first meeting between the Doctor and his companion, Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson).
After completing his audition, "I knew I needed to go in and give them a wink and a [smile]," Gatwa told the publication.
"But I almost forgot about [the audition] as soon as I left the room, because there was just no way," he added.
Ncuti Gatwa's Fifteenth Doctor is expected to debut during the 60th anniversary specials, with his upcoming season set to air in the "festive period", and from the sounds of his audition - we're in for a treat!
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