Doctor Who Lands The Tardis At Madame Tussauds London This Summer

The Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, will join Madame Tussauds London’s out-of-this-world line-up this summer.

The hit show’s highly anticipated new season lands on UK screens on the 11th May. Ahead of this, the Baker Street attraction has released behind-the-scenes imagery of Ncuti Gatwa working closely with their highly skilled artists to capture his perfect likeness for the upcoming figure of the Fifteenth Doctor.

Ncuti Gatwa took over the TARDIS in the 2023 Christmas special, The Church on Ruby Road. The BAFTA-nominated actor, known for playing Eric Effiong in Netflix’s Sex Education and one of the Kens in last summer’s Barbie, has been hailed as the Doctor for a new generation.

“I’m very excited to be joining the iconic line up at Madame Tussauds London. The process was amazing to witness, I can’t wait to see the final result.”

Ncuti Gatwa

While details about the new Doctor Who figure remain under wraps as Madame Tussauds London’s expert artists work their magic, the world-famous attraction has confirmed the figure will appear within a specially created Whoniverse themed set. Due to be unveiled this July after the final episode of the new series, fans will be able to continue their adventures through time and space and meet the Fifteenth Doctor alongside the famous TARDIS.

“Doctor Who has been loved by millions around the globe for over 60 years. We all have our favourite Doctor and we're beyond thrilled to see Ncuti Gatwa bring this next chapter to a new generation, and his star power to Madame Tussauds London. We can't wait for Whovians - old and new - to get up close and ‘meet’ the Time Lord in his latest form.”

Steve Blackburn, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London

“It’s great to once again be working alongside the fantastic magic makers at Madame Tussauds London. It feels fitting that the longest running sci-fi show in the world should have a place at one of London’s oldest and most iconic visitor attractions where we can be sure to give our global fanbase a chance to get up close to the Doctor. I can’t wait to see guest reactions when the installation is revealed.”

Jeff Parker, Creative Producer, BBC Studios

Madame Tussauds London has a rich history with Doctor Who, from appearing in series seven’s Spearhead from Space serial in 1970 to creating figures of the Doctor, beginning with the Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker, in 1980. This upcoming figure of the Fifteenth Doctor is the first to be announced for the attraction’s brand-new film and TV themed zone, which will feature fellow screen icons such as James Bond and E.T. when it opens this summer.