Noel Anthony Clarke (born 6 December 1975) has had several roles within the Doctor Who universe, most notably playing Mickey Smith in Doctor Who, as well as Mickey's alternative world double Ricky, and also Salus Kade in Dalek Empire IV: The Fearless.
Outside of acting, he also wrote the Torchwood episode Combat, giving him the distinction of being the first recurring Doctor Who actor to write the script for an official television episode of the DWU and the first writer of colour for the DWU, although not for Doctor Who itself.
Working with the Doctor Who universe
Clarke played the recurring role of Mickey Smith throughout the first two series of Doctor Who since its revival. He first appeared in the pilot episode Rose. but was only considered a proper companion the following year, in School Reunion. He reprised the role twice more after the second series, in Journey's End, and The End of Time.
Clarke appeared in several other television programmes, including Casualty and Metrosexuality. He had a recurring role as Wyman Norris in the revival series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002–2004). In 2003, he won the Laurence Olivier Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" for his performance in the play Where Do We Live at the Royal Court Theatre.
Clarke wrote the script for the film Kidulthood, which was released in 2006. He wrote and directed Adulthood, the film's sequel, and asked Nicholas Briggs, whom he knew from Doctor Who, to appear in it as Max.
Clarke also wrote, co-directed, and starred in the 2010 film 188.8.131.52., which also stars Doctor Who actors such as Michelle Ryan, Camille Coduri, and Nicholas Briggs. Audio actor Alexander Siddig and Emma Roberts (the daughter of Eric Roberts), and Sean Pertwee (the son of Jon Pertwee), also starred in the film.
In April 2021, shortly after winning the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, Clarke had his award and membership suspended following The Guardian's report of accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct by 20 women. Clarke has denied the majority of the allegations against him.