Noel Clarke, 45, has established himself over the past decade and a half as one of the most successful achievements of the UK film industry.
His work as an actor, writer, director and producer has been recognized earlier this month, when he received the prestigious BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.
But a few weeks later, several women did allegations of sexual harassment and bullying against him in Guardian report – claims 45-year-old says he denies “vehemently” and will challenge.
Early in his television career, the Notting Hill-born star saw him appear in episodes of shows such as Casualty, Holby City and A Touch Of Frost.
But he won praise for the gritty drama Kidulthood in 2006, a film about a group of struggling teenagers growing up in West London – an area he had known well from his youth.
Clarke wrote and starred in the film and its success led to a 2008 follow-up, Adulthood, with Clarke this time also directing. A third film, Brotherhood, was released in 2016.
His mainstream breakthrough came in one of the country’s most beloved series, starring in Doctor Who between 2005 and 2010.
Clarke played Mickey Smith, boyfriend of Doctor Rose Tyler’s assistant, played by Billie Piper.
In 2003, his talent on stage was rewarded with a Laurence Olivier Award for the play Where Do We Live? –and six years later, Clarke’s booming film and television earned him the BAFTA Rising Star Gong.
His newfound influence has given him added leverage to produce, write and act – and also mentor the next generation of local talent.
Clarke founded his own production company, Unstoppable Film & Television, in 2015 with …
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