Premature Outing? Neil Patrick Harris Says Actor Ncuti Gatwa Will Be 'First Gay Doctor Who'

Premature Outing? Neil Patrick Harris Says Actor Ncuti Gatwa Will Be 'First Gay Doctor Who'


In an interview with Variety U.S. actor Neil Patrick Harris appears to have outed the U.K.’s new Doctor Who as gay — or the series’ new star Ncuti Gatwa — before that facet of either the character or the actor has been confirmed by primary sources.

In a July interview with the trade paper, Harris spoke of his first semi-nude scenes and his first gay, on-screen kiss in his new Netflix series, Uncoupled. But the 49-year-old actor also spoke of his recent guest role on the new season of the venerable British sci-fi series, Doctor Who.

Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, who is openly gay, met Harris on the HBO miniseries It’s a Sin, which dramatized the early days of the AIDS

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