Tosin Cole is a British actor known for his roles in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) as Lieutenant Bastian, EastEnders: E20 (2010) as Sol Levi, and Hollyoaks (1995) as Neil Cooper. Cole began his acting career in 2009 around the age of 17, in a modern day stage reproduction of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. His professional breakthrough occurred in 2010 when he cast in the BBC teen drama The Cut (2009) as Noah Achebe. In 2015 Cole made an appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as an X-Wing pilot. On 22 October 2017, it was announced that Cole joined the cast for the eleventh series of Doctor Who (2005) in the role of Ryan Sinclair, sharing the screen with Jodie Whittaker.