Noel Clarke, the British multi-hyphenate behind the Hood franchise and the hit TV collection Bulletproof, will obtain this yr’s Excellent British Contribution To Cinema honorary award on the BAFTAs.
Clarke will choose up the prize as a part of the BAFTA Movie Awards Opening Evening ceremony on Saturday, April 10. He would be the solely winner selecting up their award in particular person on the night time. As previously reported, the BAFTAs are dividing into two occasions this yr, with the principle ceremony on Sunday, April 11.
An actor, producer, author and director, Clarke gained the Laurence Olivier Award for ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ for his efficiency within the play The place Do We Reside on the Royal Court docket, after which broke into the massive display screen along with his profitable Hood trilogy. The three films – Kidulthood (2006), Maturity (2008) and Brotherhood (2016), the latter two of which Clarke directed – have been profitable on the UK field workplace. Clarke additionally acquired the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2009.
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Since then, he based his manufacturing firm Unstoppable Leisure alongside Jason Maza, and in addition launched a TV wing backed by Alle3Media. On the TV facet, the corporate had a success with its Sky collection Bulletproof, by which Clakre stars with Ashley Walters, which has broadcast three seasons up to now and has been renewed for a fourth.
Unstoppable has additionally produced greater than 10 function movies together with Jessica Hynes’ directorial debut The Combat and 10×10, directed by Suzi Ewing and starring Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly.
Clarke’s additional onscreen credit embrace J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, Dr Who and Auf, Wiedershen, Pet.
Noel Clarke commented: “Thanks BAFTA for this acknowledgment and recognition of my work over the previous 20 years. I’ll endeavour to proceed to make ground-breaking work and open doorways for underrepresented folks that won’t usually get an opportunity.”
Marc Samuelson, Chair of BAFTA’s Movie Committee added,“Noel is an inspiration to me and to many others, for his central and much-needed position in supporting and championing various voices within the British movie business. He’s a multi-hyphenate who early on in his profession has managed efficiently to cross the road from revered actor to filmmaker. He really is ready to do all of it – appearing, writing, directing and producing. His genuine portrayal of London life in his critically acclaimed Hood trilogy cemented his place in British cinema and he continues to push boundaries along with his work immediately. He’s now constructing a massively profitable manufacturing firm, giving alternatives to a variety of gifted folks from many various under-represented teams. I can’t consider a extra deserving recipient for this yr’s award.”