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Noel Clarke to receive outstanding British contribution to BAFTA cinema – Deadline

Noel Clarke, the British multi-hyphen behind the hood franchise and the hit television series Armored, will this year receive the honorary award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the BAFTAs.

Clarke will receive the award at the BAFTA Film Awards opening ceremony on Saturday April 10. He will be the only winner to receive his prize in person that evening. As previously reported, the BAFTAs are split into two events this year, with the main ceremony on Sunday April 11.

Actor, producer, screenwriter and director, Clarke won the Laurence Olivier Award of the “ Most Promising Newcomer ” for his performance in the play Where do we live at the Royal Court, then burst onto the big screen with his hit hood trilogy. The three films – Kidulthood (2006), Adulthood (2008) and fraternity (2016), the latter two headed by Clarke – succeeded at the UK box office. Clarke also received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2009.

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Since then he has founded his production company Unstoppable Entertainment alongside Jason Maza, and has also launched a TV wing supported by Alle3Media. On the television side, the company has had success with its Sky series Armored, in which Clakre stars with Ashley Walters, who has aired three seasons so far and has been renewed for a fourth.

Unstoppable has also produced over 10 feature films, including Jessica Hynes’ debut film. The fight and 10 × 10, directed by Suzi Ewing and starring Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly.

Clarke’s other on-screen credits include JJ Abrams’ Star Trek in the Dark, Dr Who and Auf, Wiedershen, pet.

Noel Clarke commented: “Thank you BAFTA for this recognition and recognition of my work over the past two decades. I will strive to continue to do innovative work and open doors for under-represented people who are often unlucky. “

Marc Samuelson, Chairman of the BAFTA Film Committee, added: “Noel is an inspiration to me and to many others, for his central and indispensable role in supporting and advocating for diverse voices in the British film industry. It is a multi-hyphen which, at the beginning of his career, managed to cross the line between respected actor and filmmaker. He’s really capable of doing it all – acting, writing, directing, and producing. His authentic portrayal of London life in his critically acclaimed Hood trilogy cemented his place in British cinema and he continues to push the boundaries with his work today. He is building a hugely successful production company, providing opportunities for a wide range of talented people from many under-represented groups. I cannot think of a more deserving recipient for this year’s award.

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