Rolling Stone UK can exclusively reveal another one of the extravagant looks that Ncuti Gatwa will be showing off during his forthcoming turn as The Doctor in Doctor Who.
The Scottish actor is seen wearing a woollen orange jumper, a tan fedora and a dark chequered suit as part of the new outfit – which was exclusively revealed as part of his first ever Rolling Stone UK cover.
It comes after he previously showed off a Swinging Sixties look, with Gatwa sporting a blue striped suit and an Afro.
“The day Russell [T.Davies, showrunner] invited me to meet everybody, they asked me what sort of costume I wanted,” explained Gatwa.
“I showed them this Ralph Lauren collection that was in partnership with Historically Black Colleges in America,” he says. “I love those pieces, they’re so preppy and so Black. But then they asked what else, because they’d been thinking about lots of outfits, almost a different one each week. Which is new! I love it. The Doctor has travelled all of time and space; they’re going to have a sick wardrobe.”
Of his Afro look, he added: “The hair and makeup department have been incredible. “Claire Williams and my own makeup artist, Bella, who is an old friend, worked so well together in creating my looks. Originally, we weren’t going to have the Afro, but Bella convinced me and I’m very glad she did. It’s such a shot into the bloodstream. It’s a statement — the Doctor is fucking Black.”
Elsewhere, Gatwa also opened up on what fans can expect from the personality of his Doctor.
“My Doctor is emotionally vulnerable. He hides it with humour, but he’s lonely,” said Gatwa of his forthcoming reinvention of the ever-changing character. “I can’t say much more than that; I don’t want to spoil anything. But he’s also energetic! The poor cameramen struggled to keep up.”
Taken from issue 12 of Rolling Stone UK, out 13 July. Buy your copy here. The new series of Doctor Who premieres this autumn on BBC One in the UK and Disney+ in other territories.