BAFTA has suspended Noel Clarke’s membership and his recent award for outstanding contribution to British cinema after allegations against him.
It comes after The Guardian published allegations of sexual harassment and bullying against the actor, writer and director whom he says “vehemently denies”.
In a statement, BAFTA said: “In light of allegations of serious misconduct regarding Noel Clarke in The Guardian, BAFTA has made the decision to suspend its membership and the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award immediately and until further notice. . “
Sky News has asked reps for Noel Clarke for comment.
In a statement to the Guardian, Clarke, 45, said: “In a 20 year career I have put inclusion and diversity at the forefront of my job and have never had a complaint. against me.
“If anyone who has worked with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologize. I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these false allegations.
Clarke was acclaimed early on for his role in the British films Kidulthood and Adulthood, in which he starred and also wrote and directed credits.
He found more mainstream fame as Mickey Smith in Doctor Who from 2005 to 2010, and since 2018 he has appeared in the Sky Cop Bulletproof series.
In addition to her recent BAFTA award, the London-born star also received the Academy’s Rising Star Gong in 2009 following the success of her two breakout films.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-29 19:29:00