The BAFTA Film Awards have announced that the multi-talented Noel Clarke is set to receive the Outstanding Contribution To Cinema award at this year’s ceremony.
The BAFTAs revealed the massive honour on Instagram, praising Noel Clarke for “bringing diversity to British screens”.
“We are very excited to announce that actor, producer, writer, and director Noel Clarke will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the 2021 #EEBAFTAs,” the announcement reads.
“From his very first TV appearance over two decades ago in the ground-breaking Channel 4 series, Metrosexuality, Noel Clarke has played a pivotal role in bringing diversity to British screens in front and behind the camera and pushing under-represented talent and stories to the forefront of cinema and television.”
Since starring in the cult British classic Kidulthood in 2006, Noel Clarke has continued to take the entertainment industry by storm and went on to direct – as well as star in – the sequels Adulthood and Brotherhood.
In 2007, he co-founded his production company Unstoppable Entertainment before joining All3Media in 2018 to launch Unstoppable Film and Television to expand to the small screen.
Under this venture, Clarke co-created the police procedural series Bulletproof with Ashley Walters which has now been renewed for a fourth season.
Clarke has appeared in various films and series over the years – such as in the 2013 Star Trek flick Into Darkness – and is set to appear as the lead in the new ITV drama, Viewpoint.
Commenting on news of his huge BAFTA honour, Clarke wrote on Instagram: “This for all the support and the people that helped me along the way.”
The award will be presented to Noel Clarke on April 10 as part of the EE BAFTA Film Awards opening night ceremony in London.