Is Millie Gibson Related to Mel Gibson? Any Secret Link Between Them?

By RahulPublished on: May 1, 2024 Updated on: May 26, 2024
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Millie Gibson, known for her role in Coronation Street, stepped into the TARDIS as Ruby Sunday in 202 as the companion to Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor in the iconic BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. After their debut first season ended, rumors swirled about Gibson’s potential exit when Ncuti was spotted filming with a new companion, Varada Sethu, for the second season.

This sparked a wave of speculation among fans about her future on the show. However, in April 2024, the BBC cleared the air by confirming that Gibson was not being replaced; instead, Sethu is joining as an additional companion for the next season.

In a recent group interview with Variety, Gibson addressed the confusion, reassuring fans that she was very much part of the upcoming season and dismissing the rumors as a ‘little bit of a misunderstanding.’

With Millie’s rising fame and her distinct last name, one can’t help but wonder—does her lineage connect to Hollywood’s well-known Mel Gibson?

Are Millie Gibson and Mel Gibson Related?

Millie and the Veteran Actor/Director Mel: are they family or just sharing a last name? Spoiler alert—they’re not related. The only common thread weaving through their lives is their surname and also their initials, ‘MB.’

Though both actors boast Irish roots—Mel is primarily Irish with a mix of other British Isles heritage, and Millie also claims Scottish and Irish ancestry—their connection stops at a distant, shared ancestor, far too ancient to make them family in any practical sense.

So, what else do they have in common besides a penchant for starring roles? A shared passion for cinema. Both actors, young and old, continue to captivate audiences worldwide, one blockbuster and TV episode at a time.

As it turns out, sometimes a love for the silver screen is all you need to bridge the gap between two very different Gibsons.

Millie’s Career Is Just Begining

She first stepped into the spotlight in 2017 with her debut role as Indira Cave in the CBBC series Jamie Johnson. Over the next two years, she became a familiar face on the show, appearing in a total of 17 episodes.

Her journey didn’t stop there; by November 2017, Gibson graced the screen as Mia in an episode of the BBC One drama Love, Lies and Records. Subsequently, a year later, in October 2018, she portrayed Lily Duffy in the ITV drama series Butterfly.

The big break in Millie’s career came in June 2019, when she joined the iconic ITV soap opera Coronation Street as Kelly Neelan. Initially appearing in five episodes, she quickly captivated audiences and returned as a regular character in April 2020.

Her compelling portrayal of Kelly earned her the 2022 British Soap Award for Best Young Actor and a nomination for Best Actress at the Inside Soap Awards later that same year. In August 2022, Millie decided to leave Coronation Street, closing one chapter of her career to open another.

The next exciting turn came in November 2022, when she joined Doctor Who in 2023. Millie’s career is not just continuing—it’s soaring to new heights. With each role, she proves that her journey in the acting world has just begun.

About Author: Rahul

Rahul has been diving into the world of entertainment in niches like celebrity, anime, and health articles since 2016. As a passionate writer, he combines personal experiences with thorough research to create content that's not only informative but also relatable and engaging.