Noel Clarke To Receive Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema Award

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Noel Clarke will be known to most as Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler’s mistreated boyfriend from Doctor Who. But he is in fact an accomplished Film writer, director and producer.

Clarke wrote and starred in the award winning Hood trilogy, a series of films about troubled teens turned adults in West London. This included Kidulthood, Adulthood and Brotherhood. The latter of these were also directed by Clarke. It was after the release of the second film that he received the BAFTA Rising Star award in 2009.

In 2007, Noel Clarke and Jason Maza co-founder Unstoppable Entertainment. A production company with the goal of championing fresh, diverse and emerging voices. The company has since produced more than ten feature films including The Fight, Jessica Hynes’ directorial debut and 10×10, which is directed by Suzi Ewing and stars Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly. In 2018, the company rebranded as Unstoppable Film and Television after merging with All3Media.

Under this banner, Clarke produced, co-created and starred in Bulletproof with Ashley Walters. The show is one of Sky One’s most successful original programmes with a fourth series on the way.

Due to all of this and many other acting credits in films such as Star Trek: Into Darkness, Noel Clarke will be awarded the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema Award on Saturday 10th April, the first of two ceremonies in as many days. The award is given out every year and has been given to Andy Serkis, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, John Hurt and the Harry Potter Franchise.

Noel Clarke has commented:

Thank you BAFTA for this acknowledgment and recognition of my work over the past two decades. I will endeavour to continue to make ground-breaking work and open doors for underrepresented people that may not often get a chance.

This year, the EE British Academy Film Awards will be celebrated across the weekend of 10 and 11 April. Two shows will be broadcast virtually from London’s Royal Albert Hall. The first show, celebrating film, will be broadcast on Saturday 10 April on BBC Two and BBC Two HD. The show on Sunday 11 April will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD. Both programmes will be broadcast in all major territories around the world.

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