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Noel Clarke

Actor, Director and Screenwriter
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Winner of the 2009 Orange Rising Star BAFTA, Noel Clarke is a multi-award-winning actor/director/writer.  His 2008 feature Adulthood, which he wrote, directed, and starred in, was one of the highest grossing British films of that year, taking £1.2 million on its opening weekend alone. It revisited the characters seven years on from his previous hit movie Kidulthood,which won the Douglas Hickox Award at the 2006 BIFA’s, as well as Best Screenplay at the Dinard Film Festival and the Screen Nation Awards.

Having won the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in the play Where Do We Live? at the Royal Court Theatre in 2003, Noel became known to millions for his role in Dr Who, in which he played ‘Mickey Smith’ for 13 episodes and for his role as ‘Wyman’ in the much-loved Auf Weidersehen Pet. He starred alongside Dominic West, Michael Fassbender, and Olga Kurylenko in the Roman epic Centurion, alongside Jim Sturgess in Phillip Ridley’s Heartless. He also played the lead in Ben Miller’s first feature Huge.  He recently returned from Los Angeles where he was shooting the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek.

Noel wrote, directed and starred in 4321 for Unstoppable Entertainment /Universal. Other cast included Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton and Ophelia Lovibond.  It was released in 2010. Other recent credits include Fast Girls which Noel co-wrote as well as starring in. Directed by Regan Hall this was released in June 2012.  Storage 24 directed by Johannes Roberts was released by Universal in July 2012. Noel co-wrote, produced and starred.

Noel is currently developing a number of TV and film projects including Soho City and Tower Block for Scott Free and original feature Full Clip and Cherries based on Tom Harper’s short film of the same title. 

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