Is Ncuti Gatwa A Gay?

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa is a Rwandan and Scottish actor who was born on 15 October 1992. He started receiving fame and recognition with the character he played as Eric Effiong on Sex Education, the Netflix comedy-drama series from the year 2019 until the present. This significant role bested him with a BAFTA Scotland Award for the category of Best Actor in Television. Ncuti has also earned two BAFTA Television Award nominations for the category of Best Male Comedy Performance.

Early life

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa
Mizero Ncuti Gatwa

Ncuti Gatwa’s birth took place in Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda. Ncuti Gatwa’s dad, Tharcisse Gatwa belongs to the Karongi District, and he is a reporter with a PhD in theology. Ncuti Gatwa’s birthday comes on the 15th of October.

Ncuti Gatwa has spent his growing up years in Scotland, mainly in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. Ncuti Gatwa went to Boroughmuir High School and Dunfermline High School for his studies. Gatwa completed his graduation from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow with the degree of BA in the field of Acting in 2013.


Ncuti Gatwa started his acting profession with a one-time arrival in the 2014 rom-com production called, Bob Servant. Gatwa was seen as a supporting character in the miniseries called Stonemouth, which was a transformation of the 2012 best-seller of the very name. The exact year, he acted in the Kneehigh Theatres show of 946, which was acclimated from Michael Morpurgo’s best writing called “The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips,” about the trials for the doomsday landing in Devon with multiple fatalities.

In May 2018, an announcement was made that Gatwa was selected as a cast member in Sex Education, the Netflix comedy-drama show as Eric Effiong. Sex Education was released in 2019 and received a lot of praise and critical glory. Gatwa earned recognition for his depiction of Eric from the public and analysts correspondingly, especially for how his personality was not limited to the mundane concept of a gay or Black best friend who is also a sidekick stock character. He has achieved innumerable awards for the part, which also counts besting a BAFTA Scotland Award for the category of Best Actor in Television in 2020, and making through two BAFTA Television Award nominations for the classification of Best Male Comedy Performance.


 Is Ncuti Gatwa gay?

Ncuti Gatwa with Asa Butterfield
Ncuti Gatwa with Asa Butterfield

Ncuti Gatwa performs the character of a gay personality by the name Eric in Netflix’s one of the current sensational series known as Sex Education. On the contrary, he has never officially talked about 

his sexuality. Current interviews and discussions have noted that Ncuti chooses not to speak about his private life. In an interview session with Indie Wire, Ncuti presented to the analysts of Eric’s portrayal in the show that, It matters that the teen black boys around the planet can feel about Eric like, “okay, this is Eric, and he is cool, irrespective of his sexuality.”

The absence of the other half is evident on all of his social media platforms, and as a consequence, he is thought to be single at the moment.

According to HITC, he was formerly seeing a girl, Jessica Hardwick.

However, his present affair status is unknown.

Background story

Ncuti Gatwa belongs to Scotland. He has spent his growing up years in Edinburgh in Scotland. Gatwa’s parents belong from Rwanda. In an interview, Ncuti mentioned the fact that when he was a toddler, he and his family shifted from Rwanda as refugees. They escaped the genocide. He later grew up in Scotland. 

In the Sex Education web series, Eric does not carry a Scottish pronunciation. On the contrary, Ncuti has the accent in real life but he states that the accent only comes out authentically whenever he is in Scotland. In an interview, he told people are occasionally perplexed by how he sounds.