Noel Anthony Clarke is a talented actor, screenwriter, director, producer and comic book author, best known for his roles in classic TV shows Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Doctor Who. Noel is also the creator behind the highly acclaimed film Kidulthood and its sequels, Adulthood and Brotherhood, which he produced, directed and starred in.
Noel was born in London and studied Media at the University of North London – a predecessor institution of London Met – before training at London’s Actors Centre. His big break came in 2002 with the revival of hit show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, in which he played Wyman Norris. This followed with a role in the first two series of Doctor Who, with Noel playing Mickey Smith between 2004 and 2006, as well as various appearances in later episodes. His work on stage awarded Noel the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 with his performance in Where Do We Live.
Noel began his writing career in the early 2000’s with the screenplay for the film Kidulthood, released in 2006. The sequel, Adulthood, soon followed which Noel produced, starred in and directed. In 2009, Noel won a BAFTA in recognition of his emerging talent, with the academy giving him the Orange Rising Star Award.
In 2007 Noel and his business partner, Jason Maza, set up their production company ‘Unstoppable Film & Television’, which prides itself of giving a platform to new talent and filmmakers from diverse and ethnic backgrounds. Striving and continuing to push the boundaries of independent film and more importantly, advance those movies into an international market. Recently they became part of the All3Media group, which has expanded their slate to include scripted TV.
Since 2007, Unstoppable has produced films such as ‘Adulthood’, ‘The Knot’, ‘126.96.36.199’, ‘Storage 24’, ‘The Hooligan Factory’ and 2014 EIFF’s ‘We Are Monster’, ‘Legacy’, ‘Scottish Mussell’, ‘Brotherhood’ and ‘10×10’. The latest addition to the list is ‘The Fight’ which premiered at LFF 2018.
In 2015, Noel channelled his creativity into comic books, creating the monthly superhero series The Troop for Titan Comics, to critical acclaim.
Noel’s latest acting projects include Netflix’s MUTE, which is now available and Sky One’s exciting series Bulletproof opposite Ashley Walters, which is currently in postproduction on season 2.
Noel recently starred in successful British indie ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ and also stars in the British crime thriller ‘The Corrupted’, opposite Sam Claflin and Timothy Spall.