Millie Gibson will make her first Doctor Who appearance in the forthcoming Christmas special, so let’s get to know her a little more before her big debut.
The 19-year-old plays Ruby Tuesday in the drama written by It’s a Sin author Russell T Davies, opposite Ncuti Gatwa as the Time Lord.
Millie is most known for her role on Coronation Street, but she has also been in the TV miniseries Butterfly and the audio series Me, Myself, and I.
Davina McCall and others have made appearances in the highly anticipated Doctor Who Christmas special, but it’s the fifteenth Doctor Ncuti and Millie who have made headlines.
Let’s take a look at Millie’s past and what has been reported about her new job as the Time Lord’s gorgeous new secretary.
Who is Millie Gibson and how old is she?
Millie is a 19-year-old actress who was born on June 19, 2004 in Tameside, Greater Manchester.
According to The Sun, she began taking theatre training at the age of 11 at Oldham Theatre Workshop, where Happy Valley actors Sarah Lancashire and Suranne Jones also began.
Millie was signed by Scream Management and her first TV role was as Indira on CBBC’s Jamie Johnson in 2017 when she was 13 years old.
Who did Millie Gibson play in Coronation Street?
Millie portrayed Kelly Neelan on Coronation Street for an astounding 172 episodes.
She was initially cast for five episodes in 2019, but ended up remaining for longer, spending nearly four years on the popular Northern serial until leaving in 2022.
In 2022, Millie received the British Soap Award for Best Young Performer.
Is Millie Gibson dating anyone?
Millie is said to be still seeing her music label owner boyfriend Tom Neatis, whom she was photographed with in April while on vacation in Salerno, Italy.
According to the Daily Express, Millie had been dating her childhood sweetheart Drew Cunningham before Tom, but they’re reported to have called it quits back in 2021.
What do we know about Millie’s Doctor Who character Ruby Sunday?
We don’t know much about Ruby, but Doctor Ncuti told Screen Rant that the character’s casting ‘bore into me as to what Doctor I would be’.
‘I believe Ruby Sunday, unlike the other companions… they’re all the eyes of the audience, and they are the audience, but they’re also who The Doctor…
‘The Doctor’s been around forever and seen lots of things. And so they are able to just see the universe through the eyes of the companion. It’s a really important little dynamic.’
The actor continued: ‘Specifically about Ruby, I think what makes her different is just the mystery that’s surrounding her.
‘There’s a mystery that surrounds her that The Doctor wants to get to the bottom of. And we see the start of that in “The Church on Ruby Road”, and then that mystery continues throughout season one. That’s all I can say.’