Gatwa in January 2019
|Alma mater||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland|
|Home town||Dunfermline, Fife,|
Ncuti Gatwa (//; born 16 October 1992) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his role as Eric Effiong in the Netflix original series Sex Education, for which he has received strong praise for his "scene-stealing" portrayal of a gay black teen.
Gatwa was born in Rwanda on 16 October 1992 to Rwandan parents. He was raised in Edinburgh and Dunfermline, in Scotland. He studied drama at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. He graduated from there in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting.
In May 2018, it was announced that Gatwa would star alongside Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education as Eric. The series was released on 11 January 2019, to critical acclaim.
Gatwa's portrayal of Eric Effiong in Sex Education has received praise from critics and cultural commentators, who noted his character was not relegated to the cliché of gay or black best friend stock character.
|2014||Bob Servant||Male Customer||1 episode|
|2019–present||Sex Education||Eric Effiong||Main role; 8 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2019||MTV Movie Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Sex Education||Nominated|||
|2019||MTV Movie Awards||Best Kiss (with Connor Swindells)||Sex Education||Nominated|||
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- Okundaye, Jason (22 January 2019). "Sex Education's vital, complex portrayal of black queer teenhood". Dazed. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
- Negi, Shrishti (6 February 2019). "Ncuti Gatwa of 'Sex Education' on His Unapologetic & Carefree Portrayal of a Gay, Black Teenager". News18. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
- "Ncuti Gatwa". Dundee Rep Theatre. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- "BA Acting Showcase Class of 2013" (PDF). Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- "Sex Education: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
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