Neil Patrick Harris & Ncuti Gatwa in Doctor Who trailer

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The trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials features Neil Patrick Harris as super-villain the Toymaker and a preview of Ncuti Gatwa as the fifteenth Doctor.

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The BBC will release the three 60th anniversary specials in November. They star David Tennant as the Time Lord with Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble. (Look, everyone loves Catherine Tate — but her recent turn as the Queen of Australia — what a fcking liberty, as Nan would say. She better make up for that real soon.)

Neil Patrick Harris’s the Toymaker is not a new character. The late Michael Gough first appeared as the trouble maker in 1967. In the anniversary specials, Neil Patrick Harris’s German-accented Toymaker returns to cause carnage.

Ncuti Gatwa

The Rwandan-Scottish actor, originally famed for his role in Sex Education, takes over as the fifteenth doctor during the 60th anniversary specials. Ncuti will be the first black actor in the role.

While he previously declined to label himself, Ncuti came out as queer in August 2023.

The actor paid tribute to his breakout character, gay teen Eric in Sex Education.

“He’s so fierce and unashamed. It was healing for me, and great for people to see themselves represented. It taught me the importance of representation: it’s so powerful and necessary.

“It undid a lot of the internalised hate I had. I’ve experienced racism my whole life, and while I always believed in myself, always knew [racists] were stupid and uneducated, I guess it did misinform my view of how the world works. It makes you think everyone has that opinion and you’ll constantly have to fight through life – then you learn that you don’t: you can find a tribe, you can find your people.”

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1 Comment

  1. Michael Reid
    24 September 2023

    The wait for this next Dr? Has been something of an exquisite pain, of great anticipation as pleasure! When he finally arrives on the small screen, the relief will be that much sweeter. Sure hope there will be the must not miss Christmas episode. BRING IT ON!

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