“Doctor Who” casts Millie Gibson as companion to Ncuti Gatwa’s doctor

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“Doctor Who” casts Millie Gibson as companion to Ncuti Gatwa’s doctor

Millie Gibson, still a teen British actress from Manchester and best-known for her play as Indira in a CNBC series Jame Johnson, has joined the cast of BBC TV series “Doctor Who”. The 18-year-old best youth actress of 2022, will play as Ruby Sunday, a new companion to the Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa.

Apart from her play in Jame Johnson, Gibson is widely adored for starring in a British Soap Opera “Coronation Street” from 2019 to 2022. Aside from those, her other credits include an ITV drama “Butterfly,” a BBC drama “Love” alongside “Lies and Records” as well as a CBBC children’s series “Jamie Johnson”.

Gibson joins “Doctor Who”

Nevertheless, latest media topline on “Doctor Who” from BBC came forth nearly half-a-year after the broadcaster had announced that Gatwa was casted as the fifteenth doctor, the first black actor to play in the long-running series.

However, Jo Martin also had played the role of fugitive doctor back in 2020. Besides, Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) and Dan Lewis (John Bishop) have the roles of doctor’s companions, too. The final episodes that featured the abovementioned trio had been aired earlier in the year.

As Gatwa and Gibson would likely to debut their roles in November 2023, Gibson said in an interview with a press agency following the announcement, “Whilst still being in total disbelief, I am beyond honored to be cast as the Doctor’s companion.

It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I will do everything to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have travelled in before me. And what better way to do that than being by the fabulous Ncuti Gatwa’s side, I just can’t wait to get started”.