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Noel Anthony Clarke

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Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
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Son of Private and Private
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private

Occupation: Actor, screenwriter, director, and comic book writer
Managed by: Terry Jackson (Switzer)
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About Noel Clarke

Noel Clarke

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  • Born 6 December 1975 (age 41)
  • London, England
  • Occupation Actor, writer, producer, director
  • Years active 1999–present

Noel Anthony Clarke (born 6 December 1975) is an English actor, screenwriter, director, and comic book writer from London. He is known for playing Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Mickey Smith in Doctor Who.Clarke appeared in and wrote the screenplay for Kidulthood and wrote, directed and starred in the sequel, Adulthood, which earned £1,209,319 during the opening weekend of its release. Clarke studied Media at the University of North London before going on to take acting classes at London's Actors Centre.[4] Clarke won the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 and was awarded a BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2009.

Life and career

Clarke was born in London, England. He has had recurring television roles as Wyman Norris in the revived series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002–2004) and as Mickey Smith in the first two series of the revival of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2005–2006). He notably[citation needed] became the series' first black companion in the episode "School Reunion", and reprised his role as Mickey in the episode "Journey's End" in 2008 and in 2010 in "The End of Time" Part 2, and also starred in the Doctor Who audio series Dalek Empire: The Fearless, which was released from September to December 2007. His other television work includes appearances in Casualty and Metrosexuality. He has also acted on the stage, and won the Laurence Olivier Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" in 2003 for his performance in the play Where Do We Live at the Royal Court Theatre. Clarke starred in the film Doghouse, directed by Jake West and produced by Carnaby Films International. The film was shot primarily in Midhurst, a small town in West Sussex, on the grounds of the old King Edward VII Hospital. He also participated in Neil Marshall's film Centurion, about which Clarke said, "it's about the Roman Legion and I'm one of the soldiers". Clarke began his writing career in 2005 when he wrote the screenplay for the film Kidulthood which was released in 2006. He also directed and starred in the sequel, Adulthood, which was released in 2008. On directing his first film, Clarke described his experience, "Directing for the first time was definitely a challenge and tiring at times. It was a steep learning curve and if you're willing to do stuff and go with it, then it pays off." His other writing credits include "Combat" which is an episode of the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, and West 10 LDN, a pilot for BBC Three which is about kids on a rough housing estate. In 2008, he starred in the video for The Prodigy single "Invaders Must Die". In 2009, Clarke was awarded a BAFTA award in the category of Orange Rising Star Award. As a result of the success of Kidulthood, Adulthood, and his BAFTA win, he was ranked at number 83 in the MediaGuardian 100, an annual ranking of media people in The Guardian.

He also played the role of A.J.,opposite Jim Sturgess, in Philip Ridley's cult film, Heartless. Clarke has worked with BBC Blast, a project for teenagers that aims to inspire and get people being creative. Shortly after his BAFTA win he gave a talk to inspire young people telling them to "broaden your mind".[13] His next project, 4.3.2.1., a heist movie, was released on 2 June 2010 starring Tamsin Egerton, Emma Roberts and Adam Deacon. The film was shot in London and New York. He has also played an uncredited role in 2012's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance as a priest. The scene was cut from the movie, but can be seen in the Deleted Scenes in the Special Features of the DVD.[citation needed] He played Thomas Harewood in Star Trek Into Darkness, a family man with a wife and a young daughter.The film was released on 15 May 2013. In 2015, Clarke created short-lived superhero series The Troop for Titan Comics. The first issue of which was released in December 2015, which has received critical acclaim. In 2016, Clarke wrote, directed, and starred in Brotherhood,a sequel to Adulthood and went on to earn £1.98m in its opening week.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes

  • 1999 Metrosexuality Kwame O'Rielly
  • 2000 The Bill Lennie Cox 1 episode
  • 2001 Judge John Deed Adam 1 episode
  • 2001 Waking the Dead Extra Uncredited
  • 1 episode
  • 2001 Casualty Danny Oldfield 3 episodes
  • 2002-2004 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Wyman Norris 14 episodes
  • 2003 Adventure Inc. Mike Reed 1 episode
  • 2003 Doctors Jim Baker 1 episode
  • 2004 Holby City Shaun O'Connor 3 episodes
  • 2004 A Touch of Frost Kenny 1 episode
  • 2005-2010 Doctor Who Mickey Smith 16 episodes
  • 2005-2010 Doctor Who Confidential Himself 10 episodes
  • 2006 Tardisodes Mickey Smith Ricky Smith (episode 5)
  • 2006 Jane Hall Steve Heaney 2 episodes
  • 2006 Torchwood Writer of episode: "'Combat"
  • 2007 Dubplate Drama Hostel manager
  • 2007 The Weakest Link Himself Doctor Who special
  • 2008 West 10 LDN Michael Writer
  • 2012 What If The Angel
  • 2014 The Assets Mack 2 episodes
  • 2015 Chasing Shadows Detective Inspector (DI) Prior 4 episodes
  • 2015 The Throwaways Erik 4 episodes
  • 2016 The Level Gunner Martin 6 episodes
  • 2017 Urban Myths Muhammed Ali Episode: "The Greatest. Of All Time."

Film

Year Title Role Notes

  • 1999 Native Victor
  • 1999 Take 2 Jamal / Cornelius
  • 2002 The Last Angel Kid
  • 2002 Licks David Writer and producer
  • 2003 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Cyril
  • 2006 Plastic Jock
  • 2006 Kidulthood Sam Peel Writer
  • 2008 Adulthood Sam Peel Writer and director
  • 2009 Reign of Death Joe Digby
  • 2009 Heartless AJ
  • 2009 Doghouse Mikey
  • 2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Desmond / Sparky
  • 2010 Centurion Macros
  • 2010 4.3.2.1. Tee Writer and co-director
  • 2010 Huge Clark
  • 2011 Race Against Time Narrator
  • 2011 Screwed Truman
  • 2012 Radio 1 Movie Executive producer
  • 2012 The Knot Peter Writer
  • 2012 Fast Girls Tommy Writer
  • 2012 Storage 24 Charlie Writer
  • 2012 Bliss! Mark Wilson
  • 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Thomas Harewood
  • 2013 Saving Santa Snowy
  • 2014 I Am Soldier Staff Sergeant Carter
  • 2014 The Anomaly Ryan Producer and director
  • 2015 The Throwaways Erik Williamson
  • 2016 Brotherhood Sam Peel Writer and director [25]
  • 2017 Mute Stuart
  • 2017 I Kill Giants Mr. Molle

Theatre

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Noel Clarke's Timeline

1975
December 6, 1975
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom